SAN DIEGO (AP) -Receiver Craig Davis agreed to a five-year contract on Monday, ensuring that the San Diego Chargers' first-round draft pick will be on the field for the opening practice of training camp for just the second time this decade.
The deal is believed to contain about $5.5 million in guaranteed money and could be worth more than $11 million if he meets all incentives.
"We're happy," general manager A.J. Smith said. "It's kind of nice. You want to have all your players in, and players want to be in."
Rookies and selected veterans are due to report Tuesday night, with their first practice on Wednesday. The rest of the veterans report on Friday, with the first full-squad practice on Saturday.
Also Monday, linebacker Anthony Waters (third round), tight end Legedu Naanee (fifth round) and linebacker Brandon Siler (seventh round) agreed to four-year deals, as did cornerback Paul Oliver, who was taken in the fourth round of the supplemental draft.
In 2003, first-round draft pick Sammy Davis missed a meeting the night before camp opened, but signed his contract in time for the first practice the following morning.
The team hasn't had good luck getting its first-rounders into camp on time in recent years.
Craig Davis was the 30th overall pick in the April draft.
"It was very important for Craig to be in camp on time," said his agent, Joel Segal of Blue Equity. "He made it clear to me he did not want to hold out. It's a good deal for Craig and a good deal for the team."
Davis didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.
Davis started 25 of 44 games at LSU, catching 141 passes for 2,107 and seven touchdowns.
He could become the go-to guy on the Chargers' young, undistinguished receiving corps. Keenan McCardell was cut after his production dropped, and neither McCardell nor the other opening day starter, Eric Parker, had a touchdown catch last season.