Dobbins signs contract

Linebacker Tim Dobbins signed a one-year contract today. As a restricted free agent, he was given a tender of $1.176 million for the 2010 season.

Dobbins played in 14 games, with two starts in 2009, and he is a solid run defender. He finished the ’09 season with 57 tackles, one sack, four tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble. Dobbins also had four tackles and recovered a fumble on special teams.

Dobbins’ signing leaves the Chargers with five unsigned restricted free agents. They include WR Vincent Jackson,WR Malcom Floyd, T Marcus McNeill, LB Shawne Merriman and DE Travis Johnson. Exclusive rights free agent LBAntwan Applewhite also has not yet signed a contract.