The San Diego Chargers Off-season
Free Agents the Chargers have signed:
WR/KR Jacoby Jones- ranked 48th of all KRs by PFF
G Orlando Franklin- ranked 4th among all LGs with at least 10 starts.
DB Jimmy Wilson
WR Stevie Johnson- ranked 22nd and had only 305 receiving yards in 2014.
DL Mitch Unrein
CB Patrick Robinson- ranked 40th among all CBs by PFF
The Chargers lost:
LB Reggie Walker
G Chad Rinehart
OLB Dwight Freeney
WR Eddie Royal
RB Ryan Matthews
CB Shareece Wright
ILB Andrew Gachkar
S Marcus Gilchrist
The signing of Orlando Franklin stands out. Aside from that, the Chargers have basically traded pieces and not necessarily better pieces except for Franklin. Also it looks like the Chargers have added too many pieces to take advantage of the “familiar.”
Other Charger Free Agents who we don’t know about yet include:
RB Ronnie Brown
P Mat McBriar
OT Willie Smith
C Doug Legursky
C Rich Ohrnberger
WR Seyl Ajirotutu
Players the Chargers have re-signed this off-season:
LT King Dunlap- ranked 23rd among all Tackles by PFF.
CB Brandon Flowers- ranked 15th among all CBs
C Trevor Robinson
DE Ricardo Mathews
The Chargers badly need a running back like the Broncos but picking at #17 (right in front of the Chiefs) may get them the opportunity to select Todd Gurley, the best RB in this draft. Gurley would fit their system well and give Philip Rivers the break he needs from having to be the main playmaker in that offense. However, if WR DeVante Parker is available at #17 you can bet San Diego will jump at the chance.
The Bolts were also visiting with Chris Hairston and Joe Mays on Friday so it looks like the Bolts are ready to make as many moves as they can to be competitive in 2015. While I can see them moving past Denver, I believe the Chiefs have had the superior off-season thus far.
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