Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Mike Tolbert is a free agent and there is a solid chance he could leave San Diego. The Chargers may make a play to keep him because he is so versatile. However, San Diego has other needs, and it could have trouble keeping Tolbert because several other teams may show interest and make it difficult for San Diego to keep the role player.

Feb 27, 2012 – Back in November, San Diego Chargers’ left guard Kris Dielman suffered a concussion during a game against the New York Jets. On the team flight back to San Diego following that game, Dielman suffered a seizure. That resulted in the All-Pro lineman going on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Now, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Dielman is leaning toward retirement.

Luis Castillo may have played his last game with the San Diego Chargers (via San Diego Union-Tribune). The defensive lineman, who suffered a broken leg during the season opener and did not play again, is due a $1 million roster bonus next month and is due to make $3.9 million in 2012. The Chargers are apparently open to re-signing the 28-year-old, just not at his current scheduled salary and don’t seem particularly worried about him testing the free-agent market.

Miami’s Paul Soliai is headed to free agency and I think both the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers will be interested in him. There will be a lot of interest in Soliai, but I wouldn’t be shocked if both the Chiefs and the Chargers make big plays for him.