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A Few Runningbacks The Chargers Could Look Toward In Free Agency

The San Diego Chargers are looking to find a few guys in the backfield that can carry the load with Ryan Mathews. Mathews has been a China Doll, often injured and has had a case of the dropsies. He also hasn’t been great at blocking for his quarterback, but he will get another chance to try and prove himself. This time, there should be more competition for the position.

The Chargers claimed Fozzie Whittaker from the Arizona Cardinals to compete for a roster spot, but Fozzy is not a huge threat to take over some snaps in the backfield. Wocka Wocka.

There are some good young backs that the Chargers should be able to get on some cheap contracts. These guys aren’t going to challenge for starting duties, but they fit that prototypical 3rd down back. They can catch balls out of the backfield and can make people miss.

Here are some backs that would look alright in a blue and gold jersey:

Leon Washington
I still remember the game where he beat us single handedly with his returns on special teams. He used to beat us up while he was with the Jets as well. He was recently given his walking papers and could be a solid backup to Ryan Mathews.

Justin Forsett
Here is another scat back that could do well with getting more snaps. Forsett ran well while with the Seattle Seahawks, but his playing time was eventually taken away when Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle.

Larod Stephens-Howling
Ken Whisenhunt knows all about the “hyphen”. Stephens-Howling is a Poor man’s Darren Sproles. He has the ability to break off the big play, but will put his head down to try and gain the tough yards.

Danny Woodhead
Not sure what he will make on the open market, but the little guy runs tough. Just another hard nosed New England Patriots player. He could be scary to pick up, because he benefits a lot from being on the Patriots offense.

Mike Goodson
Goodson can break off some big chunks of yards. He proved it with the Panthers and with the Raiders. He could be a nice guy to have on the roster as a backup to Ryan.

Any of these guys interest you?

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