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Chargers Were Interested in Joe Mays


September 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is tackled by Denver Broncos middle linebacker Joe Mays (51) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Former Denver Broncos LB Joe Mays says that he chose the Houston Texans over the Redskins, 49ers, Chiefs, Raiders AND the Chargers. Interesting. With the Chargers losing Jonas Mouton for the season, the Chargers seem to be shopping around for a middle linebacker. Joe Mays would have been an interesting option for the team. He isn’t strong against the pass, but he is good against the run.

If the Chargers want to pick up a middle backer, they could try to give former Chargers LB Demorrio Williams a call. Or they could give former Packers LB Nick Barnett a call. There are some options out there.

D.J. Smith would be the first linebacker off of the bench. Then comes Bront Bird. I wouldn’t mind having those guys as the depth there and fill in other thin spots on the roster with some free agents. I also wouldn’t mind picking up more talent on the roster at linebacker.

I think the depth at secondary and defensive line will need to be watched throughout camp.