November 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Jeromey Clary (66) and offensive guard Louis Vasquez (65) during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

What To Do With Jeromey Clary?

With DJ Fluker already given the right tackle job, what is in the cards for former starting right tackle Jeromey Clary? Reports say that Clary took the news like a pro and he will be given the opportunity to start at guard. If he were cut, the Chargers could save an extra $2.3 million and that could go towards signing a left tackle like Bryant McKinnie.

The Chargers didn’t make a move immediately after drafting Fluker, but a move still could be on the horizon. It all depends on if we can haul in McKinnie and how much McKinnie demands in pay.

If Clary does get the chance to be the starting right guard, there definitely would be some adjustments that he would have to make. He has never played the position, but it would be a much better spot for him to excel in. He wouldn’t have to be left on an island to face off against some of the premier pass rushers in the league. He could get help from Nick Hardwick on his left side and from DJ Fluker on his right side.

Clary is a much stronger run blocker than a pass blocker and the same scouting report can be shared with the rookie DJ Fluker. Expect the Chargers to pound the rock on the right side with Ryan Mathews.

I like the idea of moving Clary inside over outright releasing him. With so many question marks on the middle of the line, might as well keep players to compete for the starting job and let the beat man win. I honestly think that Clary would be the winner of the competition.

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