The Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim, Irsay, tweeted this morning that they have released Bob Sanders.
Sanders is a beast when he is able to get on the field, but he has rarely been healthy for his entire career. In the last 3 years, he has played in a total of 9 games. He has only had 2 seasons in which he has played more than 7 games. In one of those seasons, he led the Colts to a championship.
Now, should the Chargers take a chance on such a player? Bob and Buster Davis can compete to see who will end up on the disabled list first. We did just release a linebacker (Shawne Merriman) in the middle of last season for his injury struggles (and probably for AJ Smith’s hate for Shawne).
It would be a huge risk to sign him because you just never know how many games you will get out of him, but he also has the potential to be a game changer on the defensive side of the ball. We would need to ensure to have a proper backup plan and his contract would have to be dependent on how many games he was able to play.
We need the help at the safety position. We have not had an impact player at the position since Rodney Harrison. Sanders would play alongside Eric Weddle and make a lot of noise in the secondary. It would be sick… if Sanders is healthy!
Is he worth the risk?