Oct 15, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Richard Goodman (15) runs a kick-off return during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Will Retain WR/KR Richard Goodman

The San Diego Chargers retained the rights to WR Richard Goodman. Goodman signed his one-year tender offer, per Michael Gehlken, and will have to fight for a spot on the roster next season.

The wide receiver spot has a lot of competition, but that doesn’t mean there are not any openingsl. Goodman could finally get a fair shot at getting some playing time as a receiver with Norv Turner out of town.

I know that fans that would rather have Micheal Spurlock back returning kicks and getting opportunities, but I am a fan of Goodman as the kick returner.Kick returner! Spurlock is the better receiver and he was the one that had a kick return for a touchdown last season, but Goodman was close plenty of times. There were plenty of times when he was one move away from that score. He has great speed and can make things happen.

I know people still remember when Goodman made that rookie mistake of tossing the football on the grass after his reception against New England. I know people hate when he runs the kicks out of the end zone. He takes chances, but those chances usually ends up at least to the 20 and in better occasions he gets us even closer.

I would love to see him get some chances on offense too. The kid has some speed! Maybe he sucks and that’s why he has never gotten the chance again or maybe he suffered from Norv’s ageism.

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