SAN DIEGO -- Quarterback Philip River is having fun trying to over throw wide receiver Travis Benjamin.
Not really, but it's just an example how much Rivers loves having a deep threat that posses the speed that Benjamin has. Rivers calls it "game-changing fast" and he's eager to point passes his way.
"Not that we're just going to heave him a bunch of deep balls," Rivers said. "But the threat that he can run by you, it makes every now and then an easy 10- or 12-yard completion."
--Tight end Hunter Henry, a second-round pick, signed a fourth-year contract. Henry isn't being brought into block and coach Mike McCoy said the former Arkansas star will be "part of the mix" right away. Henry is considered the tight end of the future with Antonio Gates entering his 13th season.
--The Chargers signed offensive lineman Brett Boyko, who spent last season on the Eagles' practice squad. The 6-foot-6, 301-pound Boyko made the Eagles last year as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV.
--Tight end Antonio Gates, with coach Mike McCoy being aware of it, continues to skip the minicamp practices. McCoy said Gates' health is fine.