Bryan Bulaga, a 2007 Marian Central graduate and Crystal Lake native, has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the two sides are in agreement on a three-year deal worth $30 million.
Bulaga, who will turn 31 Saturday, was drafted 23rd overall by the Green Bay Packers in 2010. The veteran offensive tackle has spent his entire 10-year career in Green Bay, where he has started 111 games. He missed the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL.
Bulaga (6-foot-5, 314 pounds) became a starter his rookie season and is the youngest player (21 years, 322 days) to start in a Super Bowl. The Packers defeated Pittsburgh, 31-25, in Super Bowl XLV.
The Northwest Herald selected Bulaga as its 2006 Football Player of the Year after he helped the Hurricanes to the Class 5A state championship game, where they lost to Sacred Heart-Griffin.
Bulaga took over as a starter at Iowa a few games into his freshman season and left after his junior year for the NFL Draft.
The Chargers do not know what starting quarterback Bulaga will be helping protect. Long-time Chargers starter Philip Rivers reportedly ageed to a one-year deal with Indianapolis on Monday. Tyrod Taylor, who signed with the Chargers a year ago, is the top quarterback on the roster.
The Chargers have the No. 6 pick in the draft and could look at quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama), Justin Herbert (Oregon) or Justin Love (Utah State).