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Philip Rivers still waiting on new Chargers deal as camp opens

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers throws the ball during warmups for the game with the Jacksonville Jaguars at Qualcomm Stadium on September 28, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers throws the ball during warmups for the game with the Jacksonville Jaguars at Qualcomm Stadium on September 28, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Philip Rivers was poised to land a deal last week that would've made him a Charger for life.

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No. 17 is still unsigned as players close in on Chargers Park for camp, though. It means Rivers could play out the remainder of his deal and hit free agency in 2016.

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Of course, both sides still have a full season to iron out the details. Rivers' new stance that he'd love to finish out his career in San Diego is encouraging.

The franchise quarterback has maintained all along that he won't let contract talks spill into the season. The Bolts will need to move quickly -- or wait until the end of the season to hammer out an agreement.

(h/t Bolt Beat)