The San Diego Chargers hitting the field Tuesday for mini camp, essentially the end of off season workouts. Coach Mike McCoy feeling as good as he ever has in his 4th off season with the Bolts.
"I couldn't be happier with the energy and excitement the players have played with this year. It's been different," said McCoy.
Part of the buzz Tuesday was the newly signed contract of Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen. Allen and the team agreeing to a 4 year 45 million dollar extension.
"Walked in the facility, first thing I did was smile. Knew somebody was going to say something, but it was normal. All the guys just appreciated it and congratulated me," says Allen.
Another person who had a smile on Tuesday was quarterback Philip Rivers. His favorite target Antonio Gates making his first off season appearance.
"When he's on the field there's a decent chance he is going to get the ball if he's close to being open," says Rivers.
Gates is set to turn 36 years old on June 18th, but still feels like he can compete.
"You always have in the back of your mind, can you still do it? Can you still compete? Can you still play? It's always good to go out and contribute and that's always a reminder that you can still play in this league." Said Gates.
Mini Camp will be open to the public on Wednesday at 10:30am.