Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) runs with the ball during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Woodhead, King Dunlap Recognized on All-Bargain Team


The San Diego Chargers had a couple of players listed on Bill Barnwell’s All-Bargain Team. The team consists of players that were picked up cheap in free agency, that are making big time contributions on the team.

Here are the players that were recognized by Bill Barnwell:

Running Back: Danny Woodhead, San Diego

Contract: Two years, $3.5 million

Left out of the Patriots’ plans after the emergence of Shane Vereen as their receiving back, Woodhead has been part of the league’s most underrated running back platoon alongside Ryan Mathews this year. He has the third-most receiving yards of any running back in 2013, and his versatility as a willing pass-blocker and capable inside runner makes him an essential player to the Chargers. Even better, his cap hold for 2013 is a mere $1.25 million, rising to $2.25 million next year. He’s been one of the best signings in free agency.

Tackle: King Dunlap, San Diego

Contract: Two years, $4 million

After a mostly disappointing run in Philadelphia, it was a surprise when the Chargers brought in Dunlap and eventually revealed that they planned on suiting him up as their starting left tackle. Dunlap has missed time with concussions, but when he has played, he has actually been a viable option at the most important position on the offensive line. Part of that is the scheme he’s in, but that’s still impressive considering Dunlap’s cap hit for this year is just $1.8 million.

Tom Telesco has done a great job of picking up contributors in free agency. They weren’t the flashiest signing in free agency, but they have made a big time contribution on the roster. Hopefully he can find a couple more deals like that in the coming offseason.

 

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  • arnie

    Telesco had better have some knock out prospected beyond these two, other wise he’d better start putting together some contract extensions right now.

  • Calman21

    These two likely get resigned. Dunlap should be able to play for a while, even if injured. We just need a solid back-up and Rivers to continue with the quick releases. This off season should be interesting.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I would totally agree with extending them except for the fact that they don’t have much longer before they turn the big, bad 3-0. You know how that usually goes over with running backs. It might still be a good idea to keep Danny in town when that time comes, but he most likely won’t deserve any more cash than he is earning now. As for the King, he’s just a beast. Whether he serves as a starter or just a swing tackle in three years, I’ll be just fine with him staying.

      • Calman21

        Normally I would agree, but Woodhead isn’t an every down back and he is in great condition (he doesn’t take a lot of big hits). I am not saying lock him up for 6 years, but for the next 3 or so he should be productive and worth the money.

        • Gunnar Martin

          That is basically what I was trying to say. He’s a good player, and I’m really glad TT snagged him this offseason. Hope he stays effective for a long time.