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Steve Hutchinson Available If We Want Him


Yesterday, the Minnesota Vikings released 7-time Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson. With the retirement of Kris Dielman, the Chargers need some depth at the position and someone to compete with Tyronne Green for the starting left guard spot. Hutch could be that guy.

With very little depth on the offensive line, we should consider bringing  him in. Hutchinson has ended the last couple of seasons on the injured reserve, so his health is a question mark. He could be used to fill the position for a couple of seasons.

We could also use our first round draft pick on David DeCastro out of Stanford to fill the spot. We normally don’t draft offensive lineman in the first round though. Offensive line is one of our highest priorities this season and AJ Smith always seems to surprise us come draft time.

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  • RussellGrant

    He would be worth a look but remember there are some miles on that car.  12 years in the trenches will take it’s toll.  Still if we’re looking for someone to push Green for a starting spot, a 30 something guy who needs a job might be just that guy.

  • NickGoulart1

    Wouldn’t be opposed adding him to the mix.  Guards and Centers can play forever.  I have a hunch somebody who fell in love with him the last time he was a free agent and signed that mega-deal with the Vikes will overspend for him this time around. 

  • Bleu

    He is a solid pick as long as the price is right

  • MikeTuck

    If the price is right definately. but I still say get Backus if he’s willing to come to SD.