Oct. 19, 2004:
San Diego acquires WR Keenan McCardell; Tampa Bay acquires two draft picks.
After holding out throughout training camp, McCardell vowed to sit out the season if the Bucs didn't raise his $2.5 million salary. Tampa Bay instead dealt the former Pro Bowl wideout to San Diego for third- and sixth-round draft picks in '05. The move came just two days after the Chargers lost leading wideout Reche Caldwell for the season with a knee injury. The 34-year-old McCardell brought maturity to a young receiving corps. He had a career-high nine touchdown receptions the following season.