Three days after withdrawing a contract offer to running back Gary Anderson, Charger owner Alex Spanos said Friday he is again talking with the player and has hopes of signing him next week.
Anderson failed to respond to a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline for accepting a four-year, $1.7-million contract, with a $500,000 buyout of his existing pact with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League.
“There are new discussions taking place,” Spanos said Friday. “I got a phone call yesterday which reopened everything. Our offer is back on the table. I’d love to have the kid.”
It is believed Anderson is seeking a four-year deal worth approximately $500,000 more than the original Spanos proposal.
The Chargers’ need for Anderson increased after they traded Earnest Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles and placed rookie Curtis Adams on injured reserve with a knee injury.