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San Diego Chargers Free Agency Open Thread


We are less than an hour away from the gates of free agency opening up. The San Diego Chargers are not expected to make any huge splashes in free agency, but I wouldn’t mind having a surprise or two.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been crazy active this offseason and we better be prepared to see even more happening out from that direction. The Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos haven’t made much noise yet, but I am sure they are getting prepared to make things happen.

Could we see Andy Levitre wearing blue and gold next season? Where will Louis Vasquez and Antoine Cason end up? Will some other team make a free agent contract offer to Danario Alexander? There are so many questions to be answered and we should see plenty of action soon.

The Chargers already made some moves by releasing veterans Antonio Garay and Randy McMichael. Will there be any other players on the chopping block? There are already a ton of holes on the roster, don’t know if we can afford to make any more.

Time to get ready for this madness! It seriously should be a holiday today!

In order to get in the mood for free agency, here is a music video for your soul.


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  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    as soon as i hit the publish button on this.. the Seattle seahawks released Leon Washington…. that wouldn’t be such a bad move. kick returner and 3rd down back

  • davacho

    so many holes…

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Like Swiss cheese… What else has lots of holes, because I am tired of the analogy of Swiss cheese

  • kris

    Im so anxious!!! Lets do this Boltz!!!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Right there with you!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.palazzolla Mike Palazzolla

    Chargers get Levitre, Big lazy comes back strong, Lane Johnson drafted, Eric Winston signed.
    Suddenly we would have the best O-Line in football

    • kris

      What a dream come true! I would be sooo stoked.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    Nnamdi Asomugha now getting cut

  • Brandon Rios

    Trade Phillip Rivers to the browns, cardinals, bills, etc. More cap space and draft picks. I’m tired of seeing Rivers scramble like a little bitch and throw stupid interceptions. I’m pretty sure Gaither runs a faster 40 than Rivers.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Oh man

    • kris

      Gotta give Rivers one more year. Get a good oline, a consistent running game, better play calling and clock management, and healthy receivers then we make our judgement on Rivers.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Gotta ride the QB.. Only reason we might have a shot at playoffs

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

      You probably think Kevin Kolb is good or Tim Tebow.

      • Brandon Rios

        If I’m complaining about how bad Rivers is why would I think Kolb or Tebow are better? You’re argument is irrelevant.

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

          No, I pose a proposition and am attempting to ferret out just exactly who you think is a good QB. “Your” statement and my response are just fine.

          • Brandon Rios

            I think anyone who watches football knows what QB’s are elite. I hope you don’t think Rivers is elite.

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

            Never said that, but he is our QB. Can’t do much when he has no weapons or o-line. His stats and his past performances says he has talent. We will find out if he can get some of his good stuff back, but the management has to give him something to work with.

            I also want to take back my remark about Kolb. Given the right system and a decent o-line, he has something and would also improve.

            Look at Kurt Warner. Everyone said he was terrible. Not terrible at all. Just had to find the right spot.

          • DougM

            He could possibly still be elite, but we won’t know until there’s an offensive line in front of him. As stated by Russell, I don’t care who you put behind the 2012 Chargers offensive line, that QB would not have produced.

          • Larry

            Except for Aaron Rodgers who was sacked more times then rivers and still made the playoffs.

          • Guest

            If Rivers could scramble he would make plays like Rodgers, but he can’t. Name one starting QB slower than Rivers?

          • Brandon Rios

            If Rivers could scramble he would make plays like Rodgers, but he can’t. Name one starting QB slower than Rivers?

          • DougM

            Rodgers got sacked more than Rivers. Your theory doesn’t hold.

          • Brandon Rios

            And he still made it to the playoffs.

          • DougM

            So. What does that prove except that Green Bay is a better all-around team.

    • RussinSactown

      If you put Brady behind our line he’d play chuck and duck too. You have to give any QB a line.

      • Brandon Rios

        Rodgers wouldn’t do that. He would scramble and make plays.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Hey I would trade Rivers for Rodgers in a heart beat, but Rivers is what we got and is the best option for the next few years

        • RussinSactown

          To scramble you need a line to block for a couple seconds. Yeah, we don’t have that. You wanna shorten Rodgers’ career, put him behind our line for a year. Fix the line and draft a pocket passer to back Rivers up. Then if Rivers has hit the end of the line you have an out.

    • aaron

      My grandma can run faster then Rivers!

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

        Your grandma could probably run faster than either Manning or Brady and great news for her.

  • JoseSD

    Apparently Levitre is looking to cash in big with the Titans. What do you think about Beanie Wells coming in as a backup Ernie?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Beanie Wells is just like Ryan Mathews… wouldnt want to have the same player as a backup. I dont think wells and Whisenhunt saw eye-to-eye either

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

        I thought Blount would have been good as a fill-in but the Bucs re-signed him and are looking to get something in a trade.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          leon washington might be alright

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

            There is a possibility or two at the regional combine in Chicago. Hope they are all over the place looking around. Those guys that did not get picked for the big time Combine have a good attitude and something to prove.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Larod Stephens Howling makes sense to me, a really good 3rd down back, who returns kicks, and is good enough to start once in a while

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        and he was a whisenhunt dude…. i like him too. i wouldnt mind seeing him come this way

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    Well…….. Here we go!

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    Chargers plain in Augusta, GA

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N70AG

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      sam baker? Brent Grimes?

      • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

        Forgot about Grimes! This is interesting

    • Preston Niedert

      just because there a chargers plane in GA dosnt mean any thing there could be a number of reasons why there there.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        and one reason could be for the awesomeness of free agency!

        • Preston Niedert

          I doubt they sign any one th oline should be ther foucs today. But any can happen.

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    Turner? O.o

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    Got mah popcorn ready = )

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i got pretzels and a dr pepper… and pretending to work at my desk

      • aaron

        you need BEER!

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

        omg, I just choked on my soda. I have an excel spreadsheet I slap up when someone walks by. At designated intervals, I start running the calculator like I am figuring something out.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          hahahaha!!!!

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            I had half a J and some sushi…..feelin mellow

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            hahahaha.. hate you right now

      • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

        NOW I’m drinking a beer.Lol.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          I wish I was drinking a beer

          • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

            At least you are up… it’s deadsville in here, senior citizen status. I missed all the fun.

            I’m jealous, because I can’t fake it at work like everyone else = (
            My job is too important. They would know in a second…LOL!!!!

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Hahahaha… Some days I wonder how I am able to fake the funk

          • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

            I wonder how you do it too. P.S. (They know).. hahahaha!

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            I know right

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Is it alright if I pretend they don’t know? My Internet presence may be the death of me! Wish I used a pen name!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      ummm… nothing is happening… what is wrong?!?!

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    Ryan Fitzgerald released… i wonder if there will be someone that says it

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

      Nevermind. I was thinking of the Bills’ QB. Man, it was the Bill’s QB. Guess there won’t be a competition there.

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        I was thinking the same thing lol

    • kris

      Could Bills go Qb 1rst round now?

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        sure looks like it now

        • kris

          More chance of Warmack or Johnson hitting us then!

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            ya baby

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    TE John Phillips anyone? anyone?

    • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

      Schefter says they are working out deal right now

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        i know…i can tell you exactly nothing about him… oh, he plays tight end

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    Levitre to Titans

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      UGH!

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Double Ugh! Well we need 80% of a new o-line now lol

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

    Martellus Bennett to the Bears.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Lets sign…………I dunno………anybody……..

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      JOHN PHILLIPS!!!!

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

        All the leaves are brown …..and the sky is grey. lol

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

    Mike Wallace to Miami.

  • kris

    CB Powers to visit Chargers after Colts.

  • Pels04

    AAAAAND hes gone………to the Broncos

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      oh my gosh… vasquez to DONKEYS

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

        Man, they really blew it. What was the point of making all this cap room?

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        what a turd, man Levitre to the colts too

        • Pels04

          Haha he IS a turd

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          to titans

      • Sergio Quintero

        It sure looks like rebuilding more than reloading, man I’m not very motivated to pay for my season tickets at this moment. Rebuilding is like going on a diet, its good for you, but damn its no fun while you’re going thorough it.

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    Vasquez to Denver! That Sucks!

    • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

      For a song and dance to!!! $13 Mil Guaranteed

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

        $13 Mill over how many years?

        • JoseSD

          Its 13 mil guaranteed but he signed I think 5 years 26 mil

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

            Guess we know where the new management stands on Vasquez’s worth.

  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    Well, looks like Levitre can almost officially be scratched off the board.

    Per ESPN:

    “The early volume out of the AFC South as free agency opened came from Tennessee, where the Titans reached a five-year, $39 million agreement in principle with Buffalo’s Andy Levitre.”

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

    It’s bad enough doing nothing, but they just made it worse.

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

    Kruger to the Browns.

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

    Man, all these teams have it wrong except us. No, we are the ones that have it wrong.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    we signed King Dunlap for left tackle

    • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

      Not a “Splash” but ill take it!

    • Cgoodness13

      Really?

    • Pels04

      uh…..

    • RussinSactown

      King blocks for Fozzy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

        King helps Fozzy take it to the hole.. lol.

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    King Dunlap! There we go

    • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

      Yes!!!!!

  • krazy8

    I see the new “regime” is dedicated to winning like they said….smdh!!

  • Joey Nicks

    So Karlos Dansby? Give me something Tom!

    • tbell11

      It does make sense, but the Chargers will likely sign a CB, OLB, and hopefully an OG.

  • FitzWilly

    King Dunlap and Fozzy Whittaker

    I smell Super Bowl

    • Nate

      haha!

  • RussinSactown

    This could be worse. I mean we could be bringing in Darrius Heyward Bey as a wideout. If this really happens I’ll be the one downing a bottle Crown Royal in the corner.

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

      I love Heyward Bey. He works hard and he tries. Plus I felt bad when he got that bad concussion. He can learn and he is willing to put in the effort. No, not the greatest, but he has character.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        I sorta like him too, but he gets injured a ton

      • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

        “Just because you ARE a character.. doesn’t mean that you have character” – The Wolf
        .. and he’s a Raider.. yuk… lol.

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

    Shows how much management actually values or respects Rivers. If they valued him, they would do their best to surround him with the best or as close as they can get. This is not it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    Did they cut Gaither yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    What’s hilarious, is that I just NOW hit play on the video. Bwahahahaha!