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The Los Angeles Chargers have signed their fourth round selection from the 2017 NFL draft in safety Rayshawn Jenkins, as well as signed free agent punter Toby Baker.
Baker had just completed a tryout with Los Angeles, and impressed the coaching staff enough to earn a contract with the team. Meanwhile, Jenkins is the second-to-last player signed from the 2017 NFL draft for the Bolts, with the only player remaining being Chargers rookie guard Dan Feeney.
Here is what L.A. had to say on their roster moves via a press release Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Chargers made several transactions on Wednesday, signing safety Rayshawn Jenkins, the team’s fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, to a four-year contract, while also signing punter Toby Baker.
Jenkins becomes the sixth 2017 draft pick to sign with the team.
Baker, meanwhile, is a 6-3, 210-pound rookie from Arkansas who recently participated in the Chargers’ rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis.
Baker was the Razorbacks’ featured punter his final two seasons in Fayetteville. He appeared in 26 total games, punting 101 times for 4,340 yards (43.0 avg.) with a long of 60 and 27 punts that sailed beyond 50 yards. A three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection, Baker ranked 13th in the nation as a senior in 2016 with a 44.4 yard average.
The Chargers also announced Wednesday that the team has waived tackle Mason Zandi.
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