Oct 27, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd (31) breaks up a pass to New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) during the first half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Trades Chargers Should Consider At The Trade Deadline

The Chargers are likely not going to make a trade during the trade deadline, but it is fun to speculate on some players that the Chargers could pursue at the traded deadline. We have holes on the roster and really could be a threat if we could add another playmaker on our roster.

Trades are tough to make due to the salary cap and the compensation that other teams want, but here are some players that I would love the team to consider at the deadline.

Jairus Byrd. Buffalo Bills.

The Chargers secondary has had some troubles this season. Teams already avoid throwing in the direction of Eric Weddle, but if we add a player like Byrd on the roster, then the ball will be thrown in one of their directions. They both get after the football and we could see a few more turnovers in our future. The likeliness of pulling this deal off with the Bills is not good. We just don’t have a ton of salary cap room and we would have to work a long-term deal with Byrd in order for the deal to be worth it.

I would love to list players like Jared Allen and such on this list, but there is no chance of us getting into that type of trade. As unlikely as a trade for Byrd is, getting a player like Allen and his contract is just impossible. The last two players on the list, the Chargers could actually make happen. The moves wouldn’t blow anything away, but it would bring in some depth onto the roster at positions that need some love.

Shea McClellin. Chicago Bears.

McClellin has not produced with the Bears and their defense. He came into the league as a highly regarded prospect that had a motor that did not stop and he could get after the quarterback. In his 1 1/2 seasons in the league, he has only been able to rack up 3 sacks and he is falling out of favor with the new coaching staff in town. He was drafted with the 19th overall pick out of Boise St., but he could likely be taken off of their hands for a much later draft pick. He still is young and still has potential. He could be used as a pass rusher off of the edge in the nickel defense. The team could also try to mold him into an outside linebacker, but it could take some time.

Nnamdi Asomugha. San Francisco 49ers.

We can pick up Nnamdi for cheap. The 49ers are close to dropping him off of the roster to make room for Eric Wright. Nnamdi has not been playing terrible, but he is on a one-year deal and he is getting older. The 49ers might as well go with the younger Wright and see if he can help out in the future. Nnamdi is a solid corner and can help out twith the depth in the secondary.

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  • Sergio Quintero

    I really like McClellin idea, he seems to be a square peg in round hole type player, was talked about being almost exclusively as 3-4 OLB, it made no sense for a pure 4-3 team to take him.

  • Stan Zab

    Nice suggestions. But what would the Chargers give up in return? TT isn’t going to be giving up draft picks unless its a homerun. I don’t see a surplus at any position on the roster. And they better not give up Ledarious Green.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i would think it would be for a late draft pick… if you can get a first round talent for a 5th round pick, why wouldnt you want to make that move

      • Stan Zab

        If the Chargers can get him for a 5th round pick, I’m all for it.

      • Daryl Peek

        No way the Bills let him go for a late round pick.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i was more talking about the Bears trade

          • Daryl Peek

            OK that would be worth a look

      • Ryan Elliott

        There is no way the Bears give up a 2nd year, first round pick for a 5th

    • Sergio Quintero

      To make the trade minimum prices:

      Byrd: A 2nd rounder and probably a 5th rounder, tends to be the standard trade price for a pro bowl level player at Safety.
      McClellin: A 4th-6th rounder depending on the Bears urgency to trade him.
      Nnamdi: I’m guessing its more a money issue, I know the chargers don’t have much room in the cap, so probably a conditional pick and some cap maneuvering.

      • Stan Zab

        McClellin trade would make sense. I’d like to see the Bolts go after secondary help, I think that’s the most pressing concern. Kaiser is lookin good and Ingram will prolly still be back, I don’t see anything positive on the horizon in the secondary though. The secondary is gonna cost us big time if it doesn’t get upgraded, it already has.

        • Sergio Quintero

          They need help in the secondary I just don’t see much corners on the market, in a passing league above average corners come at a steep price.

          After their recent run of success I expect the chargers to stand pat.

          • Stan Zab

            Yeah I think we all expect that. But if they make a move I’d like it to be in the secondary.

  • tubbs45

    I have to agree with Sergio on this one, the only option that really seems feasible is McClellin. But I would love for us to secure Byrd.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Can never have enough pass rushers, the fact Keiser is playing well doesn’t make the trade urgent, in particular if Ingram will play this season. But I still would make a deal for 5-6 round pick and maybe get a starting level player that doesn’t fit his scheme on his current team.

      With this being English’s last year in his contract the chargers need depth for 2014.

  • JayWantsACat

    The thing with Byrd is it has been suggested that’s he’s not playing as hard as he could to avoid injury for his contract next year. The Chargers would not be able to negotiate an extension (new contract?) with him until after the season, so I’d be concerned with how much buy in he’d have with the Chargers. Having said that, he’s disgruntled with the Bills and going to his dad’s team may be the change of pace he needs. And, at the very least, the trade could be made looking towards next season regardless of however he plays this year.
    Depending upon what it would take, I’d totally be on board for Byrd to be paired with Weddle.

    • Stan Zab

      I think the Byrd trade is very unrealistic. We still have Taylor (3rd round pick) waiting to get out there. Plus Gilchrist…plus Byrd? I would wanna see what I have in Taylor first before I trade away early round picks for a safety.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Plus Addae. They really like him.

      • Derek

        I dono according to paganos last interview Taylor hasn’t been able to earn a spot on the field yet. But it also was said he hasn’t felt comfortable cutting on tht knee. Bottom line he needs to produce by next season.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I find it funny when I hear that someone is not playing hard so that they don’t get hurt, because in reality, if you go 100% every single play, then you won’t get hurt. Deliver the hit, don’t get hit. I’m serious, it works.

      • OregonCopper

        Absolutely correct…

  • rickochey

    Byrd wants to be the highest paid at his position. He’s Talent–Yes, but not put the team before a player

  • Daryl Peek

    Oh my goodness! I know this is completely off topic but it just made my day!!!

    • Gunnar Martin


      Maybe we can pull off a swap for Megatron? Yeah, I wish.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon


      • Derek

        Kenny britts available…..

  • Julien Bélair

    what about jared allen?

  • Derek

    I never liked Shea he played in a weaker conference in school had more concussions than collie or best and never shown he could get off a block. He is the worst combo of tweener too small for the line no awareness for an lb. he’d be worse than Larry. We should wait till fa next yr. get a lt depending who stays or goes. Also a cb draft a nt n depth

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