Free Agency Water Starting to Simmer Down

Dec 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox (21) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Signing Derek Cox was a nice win in the books for Tom Telesco and a definite upgrade from Antoine Cason. After Wes Welker got signed to Denver and Dunta Robinson was picked up by the Kansas City Chief it was time to take a stand! Its likely Telesco would refrain from anymore heavy signing but let’s see what’s left that could be a good gamble if the price is right.

Eric Winston, OT (Kansas City Chiefs) – After playing in Kansas City for a year, Winston is back on the market with several teams wanting to sign him. Winston played well during his six years in Houston and if he can bring that magic to San Diego, the Jeromey Clary days are all but over.

Osi Umenyiora, DE (New York Giants) – Osi Umenyiora has been in self desctruction mode for a few season now. Umenyiora, once a feared sack happy rusher has declined to a backseat defensive lineman. Nevertheless, we only have Corey Luiget, Kendall Reyes and a pair of undrafted practice squad defensive ends on the current roster. Which relates to we need more depth, so at the right price we can bring in Umenyiora as a situational pass rusher.
Danny Woodhead, RB (New England Patriots) – Unless we make a run for a running back in the draft sometime in the 5th or 6th round we could use the services of Danny Woodhead. He is a reliable third-down back and in four seasons has averaged 4.8 yards per attempt. In two and a half seasons he has 14 touchdowns in limited carries compared to Ryan Matthews, 12 touchdowns as a starter.

Kenny Phillips, SS (New York Giants) – I don’t even know why I’m adding this guy. I suppose I’m just hungry for a Safety to play along side Eric Weddle. Phillips is a decent starter, but is a glass sculpture of injuries. I would prefer to see what second year man Brandon Taylor is capable of first.
Shaun Phillips, OLB (San Diego Chargers) –Phillips has been our only consistent pass rush for the past decade. This is a tough situation for the Chargers to be in, Jarret Johnson and Melvin Ingram can easily be the starters at outside linebackers but Phillips brought a little something extra to the table. Ingram survived his rookie season with one sack, which is worrisome and Johnson has never really been much of a pass rusher.

Fortunately, there has been no activity about teams interested in Phillips’ services, this could drive down his cost.
Your turn Chargers fans, who would you like to see playing in San Diego next season?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.outlaw Ryan Elliott

    Charger team plane went from Florida (assuming to pick up Cox)
    to KC???? now on its way to Denver????? any ideas or insight on what they may be planning

    • Preston Niedert

      Elvis dumervil would be nice but who knows. The chargers picking up dumervil would make up for Vasquez going to Denver.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Give me Dumervil and Winston… Or even DJ Williams

        • Preston Niedert

          Dj Williams maybe and Eric Winston. Any word on Barnard pollard heard he was visting San Diego.

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

            Omg, are you serious? That would be outrageous if Pollard came on board. I don’t think he is expecting a lot of money.

          • arnie

            when nobody is ringing your phone, you take what you can get.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Could be checking out pro days

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

        Oh yeah, pro days. Forgot about those.

        • arnie

          or picking up some passengers?

    • tubbs45

      Pro day schedule:

      March 13: Alabama, Central Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Colorado, Colorado State, Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Washington
      March 14: Arkansas State, California, Delaware, Fort Valley State, Georgia Tech, Grambling State, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Tulsa, UNLV, West Alabama, West Virginia, Wyoming
      March 15: Arkansas, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kansas, Oregon State, San Jose State

  • Preston Niedert

    To pick up Eric Winston jn kanas city or in Denver to pick up Elvis dumervil maybe.

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

      I hope.

      • Preston Niedert

        If they pick up dumervil it would nice and can make up for losing Vasquez to the broncos.

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

      I would love it if they picked up Dumervil.

      • Rob Base

        He might be cut tomorrow that would be sweet if Bolts signed him. he would probably want to much money though.

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

          It would be the smaller version of if we had the cash to sign Avril..

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

    Sports analyst on nfl.com saying that CB market is flat. As a result, players are signing contract for less money. Consequence of flat salary cap.

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

    Man, I wish I knew if they were getting ready to sign somebody with all this flying around the country stuff.

  • kris

    Bernard Pollard, Brett Grimes, Eirc Winston!!!

  • chargersfanfromswitzerland

    dumervil, winston and pollard.. then resign alexander and i`ll sleep very well!!

  • sanford peisner

    I think the Bolts are going cheap. It will be a long year the way things are starting to look. We may be in the cellar.

  • Jay

    It would be great to have Bernard Pollard in the locker room. He just won a Super Bowl and will bring a winning attitude. Especially now that we have Woodhead!

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