Chargers agree to deals with Trevor Robinson, Ricardo Mathews

The San Diego Chargers agreed to contract terms with restricted free agent center Trevor Robinson on a two-year contract and defensive end Ricardo Mathews on a one-year contract. The 6-5, 300-pound Robinson is a fourth-year center who originally signed with the Chargers last October. He proved to be a dependable reserve, taking over at center as an injury replacement during late-season, come-from-behind wins in Baltimore and San Francisco. He started the Chargers’ regular-season finale in Kansas City, becoming the team’s fifth different starting center during the season. No other NFL team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 had ever started five different centers in a season. Mathews, 6-3, 300 pounds, signed with the Chargers last September and played in 12 games with two starts. He recorded 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks, six tackles for loss and two forced fumbles, tied for most on the team. One of Mathews’ forced fumbles was recovered for a touchdown by teammate Corey Liuget in the Chargers’ 38-35 overtime win in San Francisco in December. Mathews totaled six quarterback hits during the season as well, including a team-leading three during the Chargers win over St. Louis in late November. Since just prior to the recent start of free agency, the Chargers have added guard Orlando Franklin (formerly with Denver), return specialist Jacoby Jones (Baltimore), and retained left tackle King Dunlap, cornerback Brandon Flowers, Robinson and Mathews. The Chargers also released guard Chad Rinehart on Tuesday. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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