SAN DIEGO – The Chargers won’t try to outbid five teams and overpay for a buzz-inducing free agent, but they believe they’ve bolstered their roster by signing some players of need Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In lockstep with what the organization has discussed all offseason, San Diego aggressively signed seven players after unrestricted free agents became fair game league-wide at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The Chargers took steps to shore up the left side of the offensive line, the team’s top offensive priority behind securing a franchise quarterback, which they have in
“We signed two starters when we got Nick (Hardwick) back and
“I was really excited with the way (left guard)
In addition, San Diego signed what Head Coach Norv Turner feels are two great fits at receiver and added two more former Baltimore players known for leadership, physicality and intensity, one at outside linebacker and one at fullback.
Across the league, there still are dozens and dozens of unsigned free agents. A lot will play out in the coming days, and expect San Diego to continue to be active.
“Obviously we’re not done yet,” Turner said.
Take a look at the players the Chargers already have signed.
Le’Ron McClain: The 6-foot, 260-pound lead blocker can also catch (18 receptions a year) and run (more than 900 yards in ’08), but his main objective is to clear space for
Eddie Royal: Another speed receiver, Royal can play in the slot and is one of the NFL’s most underrated punt returners.
Jared Gaither: His 6-foot-9, 340-pound frame long has been coveted around the league, but the late-season pickup found a home as a player in San Diego. Now he has a chance to be an elite left tackle.