Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Clady (78) against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web


The first article that is part of the dump is just crazy. Why would the San Diego Chargers want to go after a player that has been franchise tagged? Tom Telesco wants to build his team through the draft and giving up a pair of first round picks is exactly the opposite of what he would be trying to do. Ryan Clady is a great player, but giving up two first rounders is too rich for my blood.

Teams can pursue franchised players such as Clady — the left tackle franchise price tag is more than $9.8 million — by giving them a contract offer more than the player’s existing team can match. If the team fails to match the offer, the new team must surrender its first-round pick in the next two drafts.

The NFL free agent signing period begins on March 12. The Chargers have a whole lot of tough decisions to make before then.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Giving up a lot of money and two future first round picks AND the guy is getting shoulder surgery before the upcoming football season.

    Glad he at least disclosed it…. no, this would not be a good idea for the Chargers.
    He may not even be in shape by training camp.

  • RussinSactown

    Giving 2 #1s to Denver for someone you might get in the draft is not a good call.

  • Rob Base

    What give up 2 1st rounders! That’s not a good idea at all. Telesco wants to use draft picks to build for a future roster. I don’t see him doing that. He’s got something up his sleeve. I wouldn’t be suprised if he gets a few more picks.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I know right. Right there with you. I don’t know why espn put out an article so far feyched

      • Rob Base

        I wonder if he will trade away someone to get an additional pick. Other teams have needs too! Who would you let go for a pick?

  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Ambitoos

    The Chargers wouldn’t do a dumb thing like that. Two #1 picks. No, that would be stupid. Then again, this is the Chargers.

  • 1961 Fan

    Perhaps the Bolts should follow Pops advice and trade DOWN to pick up two # two’s and a third; there should be plenty of quality OT & OG players left in those rounds. The Chargers have not been successful in past drafts with their first round selections so reverse the “bad choice route” and build with players that have something to prove and cost far less that first round money. You would still have free agency to explore to fill out the roster.
    Pops