With free agency less than a week away, There are many questions as to which players the Chargers might target. Right now the team has roughly 5.7 million in salary cap space with the release of fullback Le’Ron McClain and cornerbacks Derek Cox and Johnny Patrick.
With that said, The Chargers still want to keep some of their own players such as Offensive Lineman Chad Rinehart and special teams standout Safety, Darrell Stucky. Because of the limited cap space the Chargers are facing, General manager Tom Telesco will most likely be looking to lock up cheaper players on 1 to 2 year deals. Telesco used this same type of game plan in the first day of free agency in 2013, signing OL King Dunlap, Chad Reinhart and TE John Phillips.
However, one player’s name that could make a lot of sense to the Chargers surfaced late yesterday afternoon. Former Seattle Seahawks CB Brandon Browner was reinstated by the NFL yesterday. Browner was previously suspended from the league indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. This week, Browner was expected to file a lawsuit to the NFL to argue that under the leagues terms, his actions did not warrant an indefinite suspension punishment.
On Tuesday Browner announced the news on twitter. “I realize now more than ever that being part of the NFL is not a right, but a privilege. I am grateful that Commissioner Goodell and my agent were able to resolve this issue in a positive, productive manner so I can continue my career, provide for my family, and help my team win a Super Bowl.”