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Chargers Sitting Thin At Corner

By Ernie Padaon

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The San Diego Chargers secondary is really thin right now. We need to look at adding some veteran players from free agency in order to bolster that part of the defense.

Currently on the roster at cornerback, we have Quentin Jammer, Antoine Cason, Marcus Gilchrist and Shareece Wright. Jammer started playing when George Washington was president and his wheels are starting to slow. Cason gave up three touchdowns to someone that shot himself in the foot. Gilchrist, I can’t say anything wrong with Gilly yet. AND Wright loves Los Angeles. After that, we have NOBODY!

What happens if someone pulls a hammy? Shareece gets significant action? Are we ready to see him get in the mix? I understand that he has to get his reps at some time, but this is a player that was placed on the inactive roster for most of last season. And who is behind Shareece on the depth chart? Some undrafted free agent! BEAUTIFUL!

We have to find a veteran to add to that group. Drayton Florence was just released from the Bills, but he was getting burned out there. He did get his hands on seven interceptions though. The Cowboys are shopping around Mike Jenkins after they added Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr to their roster. Bryant McFadden is still trolling around looking for a team too. There are some options and we really need to add some depth.

It would have been nice to add another draft pick onto the roster like George Iloka in the 5th round instead of someone that will be sitting on the sideline for the whole season (yes, still frustrated with the 5th round selection!).

We won’t be finding any starters at this time, but we need to bolster up this part of the roster. Jammer and Cason will do alright. It will be up to the front seven to put more pressure on quarterbacks and help out the guys in the secondary.

Who should we add to the roster?