November 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) is injured in the second half of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bengals won 28-6. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agent Left Tackle Options For The San Diego Chargers

If Tom Telesco wants to fix that offensive line, the San Diego Chargers need to bring in one of these free agents at either the left guard or the left tackle position. I can’t see the team starting two rookies on the left side of the offensive line. It just doesn’t seem like a smart idea to have that much inexperience on the left side.

It seeems more likely to get a top flight guard in the draft than getting a top flight left tackle at pick 11. The top 3 left tackles in the draft could easily be taken before are number is called.

So the focus in free agency could be to get a left tackle. We already have a ton of money going to waste on Jared Gaither (whether he is on the roster or not). We might have to throw even more money at the position.

Here are some possibilities in free agency at left tackle for the San Diego Chargers.

Jake Long
Long likely will not be returning to the Miami Dolphins after the season, but he is looking for big time money. His play last season doesn’t warrant a big contract, but history shows that he can be one of the best in the game. I don’t think the team will go in this direction.

Branden Albert
With the Chiefs trading for Alex Smith, drafting a left tackle first overall could be the next domino to fall. That leaves Albert in the dust and looking for a new squad. Albert has had some injury issues that need to get cleared, but he could be a solid option on the left side.

King Dunlap
Dunlap came out of Auburn where he took over the starting job from Marcus McNeill. Could he follow in McNeill’s tracks again? He is not the sexiest prospect to fill the hole at left tackle, but he would do a solid job.

Which one of the guys would you like the San Diego Chargers to bring over?

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