Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap (77) drops back to block during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Bring In Left Tackle For A Work Out

The San Diego Chargers are working out former Oakland Raiders LT Willie Smith today. Smith is a 26-year-old left tackle that went undrafted in 2011 out of East Carolina. He was brought in by the Washington Redskins in 2011 and he has spent the last couple of seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He was released in late September by the Raiders. He can play at both right tackle and left tackle.

The Chargers need some help at left tackle. King Dunlap went down with another injury on Sunday and his status for the rest of the season seems to be in question. If he suffered another concussion, it would have been his 3rd already this season. That is far too many for the first 9 games of the season.

The Chargers had Mike Remmers as the team’s backup at left tackle, but he has been injured as well. D.J. Fluker has had to kick over to the left side a couple of times already this season. The team is looking to get more help on the beat up offensive line. Willie Smith could be brought in. We need someone.

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  • Peter Thompson

    Tom Telesco: “Does he have a pulse”?
    Scout: “I think so”.
    Tom Telesco: “OK, get him in here for a workout”.

    Is Big Lazy an option? JUST kidding… muahahaha!

    • Ernie Padaon

      haha. had a post schedule later for the day and mentioned him. HAHAHA!

    • 1961 Fan

      Peter they will be calling your house before the season ends; start eating Ice Creme and bulk up on the lbs.

      • Peter Thompson

        Start? I am way ahead, in that case. Just need to work on my hand & footwork ; )

  • tubbs45

    Oh shit… Who’s going on IR now? What is Brock Lesenar up to these days. He may not be able to block but I’ll bet he would at least make pass rushers think twice about going his way!

  • Trey P

    Ed reed is bout to be released. Sighn.ed.rees and Nnamdi we need

    • Gunnar Martin

      There’s a reason Reed was cut. Won’t help us at all.

      • Trey P

        Yeah id believe hes better than what we got

  • Michael

    Ernie, just heard. Ed Reed is available, would he be worth it to bring in?

    • Ernie Padaon

      Worth it? I would think so. Doubt that we do it. I wouldn’t mind being surprised though.

      • arnie

        11 years. Came off hip surgery. Was demoted to the dime package. Stop reaching. He’s done. If we’re going this route Bob Sanders is available as well…..

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Whoever watched the Phins game last night saw what a bunch of backup tackles/guards can do for you. Those last 2 sacks on the last drive were all out full team bull rushes……Kinda hope we do that to them as well.

    • arnie

      That game was crap. it was played by two crappy offenses, that played like crap. I really, really, really wish the Bucs would release VJ in 2014. i would like to hear TOUCHDOWN TO VINCENT JACKSON, in a Charger uniform again.

  • arnie

    WHAT’S UP with REMMERS? Didn’t we sign him for the Back LT spot? What? he hurt his anckle? Can’t play? Sounds like he’s a making “business decision”, he knows the Charger can’t cut him as long as he’s injured.

  • Bill Nichols

    My god. Thought we were all out of bad news by now….. So I guess this really means we are going to win it all, no way in hell, snowballs chance in hell, etc., etc., isn’t this when we usually pull one out of our collective asses?? Come on, dig deep… Oh yeah, we already hit China, no digging deeper. Still, Bolt Up!!