Oct. 14, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Nick Barnett against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Should the San Diego Chargers Have Interest In LB Nick Barnett?

The Buffalo Bills have cut ties with Southern California boy Nick Barnett. Barnett has led the Bills in tackles the last couple of seeasons and could be a good veteran pickup for Mr. T (GM Tom Telesco).

Middle linebacker Takeo Spikes has lost a step and is a possibility to be released. The San Diego Chargers would need to find a replacement for Spikes in the middle.

Barnett played outside linebacker for the Bills, but he is capable of playing in the middle. When the Green Bay Packers moved to a 3-4 defense, Barnett started as an inside linebakher. He did really well, but was troubled by the injury bug.

Barnett is 31 years old, but could come at a good price. He could be a good stop gap in the middle of the defense for a couple of seasons. It wouldn’t be a bad pickup. PLUS, I am convinced that Takeo Spikes has some sort of curse.

Alright Beaters, should the Chargers have interest in Nick Barnett?

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  • Rob Base

    I think you wrote about him back in 2011 when packers wanted a trade. He does have family in SD so you never know. Maybe Telesco would get him to take Spikes place. I say do it for the right price.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Ha… I sure did. I wish we did pick him up then. He showed that he can still play while with the bills. Maybe Telesco. Just maybe.

      I know he also hit me up on twitter to say that he really wanted to go to Diego. He got a good deal with Buffalo though

    • tbell11

      I agree, for the right price why not.

  • Nolan

    Yes please

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Could be an interesting pick up. Love me some Spikes, but he has definitely slowed down, and it’s time for Weddle to become the sole leader of this defense. After all, he IS making the big bucks. I always get turned off by that injury bug thing, though. It didn’t bite us with DA, but it bit us BIG TIME with Gaither, and also with Atari “ain’t no mountain high enough” Bigby. (Sorry @BoogaP .. had to steal that one. I cracked up when you said that on SD Sports Junkies last week!)