- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2011

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that safety Bob Sanders has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Diego Chargers.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chargers hadn’t announced the deal.

Team spokesman Bill Johnston says a report by Chargers.com that Sanders signed was premature, and that there was no announcement planned for Thursday night.

There appears to be some confusion over when Sanders can actually sign a contract, due to the status of labor talks. The NFL and players’ union decided Thursday to keep the current collective bargaining agreement in place for an additional 24 hours so that negotiations can continue.

The oft-injured Sanders, the 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, was released by the Indianapolis Colts last month.

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