Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap (77) drops back to block during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers are working out former Oakland Raiders LT Willie Smith today. Smith is a 26-year-old left tackle that went undrafted in 2011 out of East Carolina. He was brought in by the Washington Redskins in 2011 and he has spent the last couple of seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He was released in late September by the Raiders. He can play at both right tackle and left tackle.
The Chargers need some help at left tackle. King Dunlap went down with another injury on Sunday and his status for the rest of the season seems to be in question. If he suffered another concussion, it would have been his 3rd already this season. That is far too many for the first 9 games of the season.
The Chargers had Mike Remmers as the team’s backup at left tackle, but he has been injured as well. D.J. Fluker has had to kick over to the left side a couple of times already this season. The team is looking to get more help on the beat up offensive line. Willie Smith could be brought in. We need someone.