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Floyd Remains a Charger After All

Look who's back

By Michael Gehlken
|  Friday, Aug 5, 2011  |  Updated 12:36 PM PDT
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Floyd Remains a Charger After All

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 25: Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 25, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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He became a free agent. He tested the market.

In the end, wide receiver Malcom Floyd chose to remain with the San Diego Chargers.

The 29-year-old agreed to a two-year contract with the team Friday, a move that likely return him to his usual outside wide receiver spot opposite Vincent Jackson, pushing Patrick Crayton into the slot.

“We have a lot of happy Chargers today with the return of Malcom,” General Manager A.J. Smith said in a team release. “He has been an integral part of our team and it’s great to have him back. He is a very talented receiver, and that will just add to the continuity of our offensive unit.”

Last season, the 6-foot-5 Floyd set career highs with 19.4 yards per completion and six touchdowns while filling a vacancy for the Chargers, who were without Vincent Jackson for most the season due to a lengthy contract dispute and injury.

Floyd's breakthrough year was limited by a torn hamstring, and he finished with 37 receptions and 717 yards in 11 games.

San Diego State rookie Vincent Brown, Nate Washington, Seyri Ajirotutu, Richard Goodman, Laurent Robinson and six undrafted rookies round out the training camp corps for quarterback Philip Rivers' passing attack.

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