Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie (78) defends against New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich (50) in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Have Made Preliminary Inquiry on Bryant McKinnie

The San Diego Chargers made a preliminary inquiry on Baltimore Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie, per Aaron Wilson. The Chargers are possibly looking for options on left tackles if they do not get their man on draft day. If Lane Johnson, Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel are all wearing different colors next season, then the Chargers will have to fill that hole.

Or Maybe the Chargers already have an agreement in place with Mckinnie, but don’t want to show their hand in the draft too early. Now that would be the way to play things! Could you imagine if the Chargers already have this left tackle ready to roll and all other teams think that we are hoping for a left tackle to fall to us? Other teams would be trading up to try and get a left tackle and we can have a player fall right in our laps.

Anyway, McKinnie has the same issues as Jared Gaither. We might as well have kept Jared Gaither around! He has had issues with injuries and his teammates have questioned his motivation. Why would we want that again? Maybe because it wouldn’t cost us the moon in order for him to sit on the sideline.

The option of McKinnie is there if we need it. He can play left tackle next to Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper and we can pick up Eric Winston to play right tackle. King Dunlap would be the insurance policy. The offensive line wouldn’t look so dim if that were the case.

…still waiting to see something happen though.

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