Chargers sign 2 rookie free agent linebackers

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have signed rookie free agent linebackers Boris Lee and Mike Nixon to two-year contracts.

Lee is from Troy University, and Nixon is from Arizona State.

Nixon started his college career late after spending four years as a catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league system. He enrolled at Arizona State in 2006 and went on to become a two-time honorable mention All-Pac-10 choice who finished his career with 253 tackles, 512 sacks and eight interceptions.