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While the San Diego Chargers hope to take care of business on the field this Sunday, general manager A.J. Smith now has his own business to tend to as well. Recently, Jets' defensive end Shaun Ellis, Bears' defensive end Alex Brown and Falcons' tight end Alge Crumpler received contract extensions. Smith is well aware that the main reason the Chargers have outplayed expectations this season is because many players have outplayed their contracts.

With that in mind, it is time to take a look at the top five underpaid Chargers players, and decide who deserves and extension and who still has more to prove. Candidate One: Tight End Antonio Gates This is an obvious one. Gates is still working under the minimum wage contract he was trapped into by his un-drafted status. However, this season he has proven to be the team's top threat in the...

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