The Los Angeles Chargers announced the signing of former  Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green to a three-year contract on the first day NFL teams could sign players who were under contract to other teams at the end of the 2017 season.

Green started all 16 games for Denver in 2017, catching 14 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown. He has caught 71 passes for 807 yards and four touchdowns in his seven-year NFL career.

The Chargers also announced the signings of two players who played for them last season — offensive tackle Michael Schofield, a starter in five games, and safety Adrian Phillips, who made 47 tackles and two interceptions.

Schofield signed a two-year contract and Phillips a one-year contract.

The Chargers Wednesday also announced they have extended tenders to receiver Tyrell Wiliams and defensive end Chris McCain. If Williams signs with another team, the Chargers would receive a second-round draft choice as compensation. The Chargers would have the right of first refusal if McCain signs with another team.

Williams caught 43 passes for 728 yards and four touchdowns in 2017, starting 15 games. McCain made five sacks and forced two fumbles.

—City News Service

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