GM A.J. Smith believes fourth-round TE Ladarius Green fits the model of the Chargers offense, "like an Antonio Gates."
"He's not a blocker, and he isn't going to be a blocker," said Smith. "But he has rare skills with speed, and we like his height, his hands, catch radius and burst. We think he's a smart kid ... very, very talented." If Green develops quickly, Smith hopes to use more two-tight end packages with Antonio Gates and the rookie by the second half of the season.