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May 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle King Dunlap (77) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

What About the Chargers Left Tackle Position?

People are worried about the left tackle spot now. We spent all our cap space money on Dwight Freeney and don’t have anything left in the purse for a left tackle or any other position on the roster… And I have my own thoughts on some positions that need to be beefed up.

What are we to do now? Just roll with the punches and play with the roster we have?

We need to cut more fat. Players like Eddie Royal, LeRon McClain, Jeromey Clary and Charlie Whtehurst are eating up valuable cap space. Releasing them off the roster now could give some relieve and waiting to release them after June 1 would open up even more room under the cap. If we release Clary and Royal on that date, we could free up nearly $7M…. via my own calculations and could possibly be wrong, but I am pretty sure it is something close to that.

That extra dough could definitely bring in vets for the o-line or for whatever other depth issues we need to fill. Waiting till June 1 will also let us see what players around the league get the axe and we can try and pickoff some vets from there. Things are still moving. Another good player could become available.

We have a few players that we can cut ties with that will free up some room for us. There is time to get a Max Starks. He doesn’t look like he is in any rush to sign a deal anyway.

I believe that King Dunlap will not be starting at left tackle to start out the year and that Jeromey Clary has seen his last game as a Charger. It just makes a ton of sense. At least it makes sense to me. We have a little wiggle room and we know Tom Telesco wants to win immediately after going hard after Freeney.

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