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Waiting For Confirmation, But Looks Like Chargers Kris Dielman Will Be Retiring

Now it looks like Kris Dielman is leaning toward retirement according to Kevin Acee:


Dielman was earlier believed to be returning, but now it seems that he is going to retire. There has not been any confirmation on it, but his decision will definitely impact our plans in the off-season. It looks like he will be hanging his cleats up and we will now need to find someone to fill the hole left at left guard.

Tyronne Green is a candidate to take over the job or we could also look at other players in free agency. One player that could become available is Steve Hutchinson from Minnesota and he is a veteran presence that could help out on the line. We also may need to look at players in the draft like David DaCastro. Our top priority on offense is to protect Philip Rivers.

Stay tuned here as we wait for confirmation from the Chargers or Kris Dielman, but it looks like we are losing one of the very best. Where do you think the Chargers should go for a replacement?

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  • RussellGrant

    Health has to be the first priority.  Yeah the money is good and playing is awesome.  But deciding to pack it in for health reasons is wise.  If he does retire, I wish him well!

  • quarles28

    @chargersbuzztap im trying to get on pratice squad I dont mind working for it ive been contacting mr hobbs

  • All Charged Up

    This was the right decision, but it’s still shitty to hear.  It looks like our O-line is going to look like Gaither, Green, Hardwick, Vasquez, and Clary. Yikes.

  • MikeTuck

    The saddest part of this is this guy deserved a chance at the big Game. The Chargers ought to keep him on speed dial unless they have injurys near the end and need a few good games. This will leave a hole to fill and like I’ve been saying ( especially with Dielmans Retiring ) the chargers need to look to free agency to grab a couple veterans like Gaither to fill the places of the guys who can’t get r done. O-Line is very importent this year, Dielman will free up some good money to attract a good free agent. These kind of things need to get done the first week of free agency so decisions on DE/S/ LB in free agency can be made. Then Jackson will be more willing to sign for 10-11 MIll once Smith has shown commitment to a Superbowl caliber team.

  • A_Eme_O_Ere

    Gaither, DeCastro, Hardwick, Vasquez, and Clary. I can live with that.

  • MikeTuck

     @A_Eme_O_Ere Clary isn’t the answer, and DeCastro would be great but a gamble. Like I’ve said there are alot of proven veteran free agents that have learned all the professional tricks. They’ve played against the best, and a good veteran is worth more than a great college player. Look at the great Ol players that have been a bust, you can include McNeill on that list. Look at air coryell and that line didn’t all start in SD. Most OL don’t, they are a underpaid, underappreciated bunch. But a good veteran bunch that come together, communicate their knowledge of D-players form a close knit bunch that is way better than gambling draft picks on.

    • A_Eme_O_Ere

       @MikeTuck There are no “sure things” when it comes to draft picks but DeCastro is as close as you can get. I know everyone wants to win now but I’d rather have a young stud like DeCastro in the fold for the next 10 to 12 years. Even if he couldn’t start immediately Green held his own once we got Gaither to replace McNeil.

  • MikeTuck

     @A_Eme_O_Ere ;Yes but gambling on a first round Olinemen is a real risk. There’s been so many bust at G & T and your talking about a first round pick. Even is they got the #2 and could get Kalil it would be such a risk. Dielman the best of the bunch for the last 6 years or more was a nondrafted free agent.