Runyan in talks with the San Diego Chargers

Former Eagles tackle Jon Runyan, a prospective congressional candidate against U.S. Rep. John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) next year, is in San Diego today trying to finalize a contract with the Chargers, ESPN.com reports.

Runyan, 35, said that he was “very serious” about running in the 3rd Congressional District earlier this month.

Burlington County Republican spokesman Chris Russell confirmed that Runyan is in San Diego with the team, but said he remains interested in running for Congress in 2010.

“It’s true. He’s out there. Pending how things go today, he’s going to make a statement tonight,” said Russell. “He’s still interested in pursuing the 2010 nomination.”

The Mount Laurel resident became the instant favorite of Burlington County Republicans, but the two other Republican county chairs in the congressional district are not yet sold on him.

Update, 9:40pm: The Chargers have signed Runyan.