Dec 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiverSteve Smith
(89) catches the ball as New Orleans Saints cornerbackKeenan Lewis
(28) defends in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers expressed some interest for Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Roberts, but the Washington Redskins was a “better fit” for what he wanted to do as a wide receiver (Alex Marvez)… meaning the Redskins were able to offer more dough. We didn’t get Roberts onto the roster, but the interest in adding a wide receiver is telling. The Chargers and Tom Telesco notice that Vincent Brown was unproductive at the wide receiver spot opposite of Keenan Allen and they are looking for someone else to add to the roster that can take that spot. It also could mean some interesting news for Malcom Floyd.
The Chargers are looking for a wide receiver this offseason. They are looking for someone who can stretch the field and someone who can take the coverage away from Keenan Allen. Allen saw a lot more double coverage at the end of the year and will see more of it in the coming year if they do not find someone else that can make plays at the receiver spot.
Andre Roberts will not be the guy that will be lining up at receiver for the Chargers. Golden Tate won’t be that guy either. Who will the Chargers go after in free agency now for the receiver spot? Hakeem Nicks mentioned Philip Rivers as a quarterback that he would like to work with. Steve Smith seems like another good option for the Chargers. He still has not been released by the Carolina Panthers, but he is someone who is familiar with a few of the Chargers coaches and he would be a good fit for the offense.
Adding Steve Smith onto the offense would be a nice counter move to the Denver Broncos with their signing of Aqib Talib. The two players have a little rivalry going against each other and it would be nice to see those two battle it out a couple of times per season. ICE UP SON.