Sep. 20, 2009; San Diego, CA, USA; Baltimore Ravens fullback (33) LeRon McClain against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Baltimore defeated San Diego 31-26. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Chargers Sign FB Le’Ron McLain to 3-Year Deal


The Chargers made more news this afternoon with the signing of FB Le’Ron McClain. It seems that AJ Smith is liking this free agency thing this time around. McClain is a 2-time Pro Bowler and will be the new starter at fullback. So much for Frank Summers being the starter. This could mean the end of Jacob Hester in San Diego.

McClain is a true fullback at 6-feet, 260 pounds. He was used as tailback in Baltimore for a little bit, but his main use here will be to lead the way for Ryan Mathews. Another good signing by AJ (I will not get tired of saying this).

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  • MikeTuck

    Smith is doing a ok job in free agency, now use some of the money he saved on Jackson to get a OT or Mario Williams or both. Clary isn’t the answer at LT and I can see them getting Perry now and signing a OT in free agency. Drafting should be for a Safety and Oline help. 5th- 7th they can gamble on another WR.

  • biggsybolt

    I really like this move! Having a ‘real’ fullback is going to help RM heaps. When we lost LoNeil Lt’s #s went down and his injuries went up. Nice work so far AJ

  • RussellGrant

    Raiding the Ravens.  I like it.  Another solid pick. We missed Lo Neal and I’m betting McClain is a handful

  • MikeTuck

     @RussellGrant Yeah as much as I don’t like Smith this was a great move. Now take the Safety from baltimore to play with Weddle. Can’t remember his name but it started with a Z. I figure if they played him at Baltimore he can’t be all that bad. So why not pick him up too!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @MikeTuck  @RussellGrant tom zbikowski… would be a nice pickup… and a boxer too.. just more attitude on the team!!

  • MikeTuck

     @epadaon Thanks Ernie; I read about him being a free agent a couple months ago and he sounded like a good fit. Especially since were robbing baltimores team, Mclain was a awesome pick-up and I totally agree with Russel that this could make for a breakout year for Mathews. I just wish we’d upgrade our RT from Clary. I wouldn’t mind another good Guard either but who knows with undrafted free agents we just might get lucky. If it isn’t all about the money Williams might look at the pickups Smith has brought to SD and want to join the push for a SB. Fingers crossed. I’d love to see Williams and Perry join the D.

  • Bleu

    Things are loocn real good on paper for us so far I’m just concerned about our SS issues………..

  • Bleu

    Not to mention we still need a.pass rush