Sep 28, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive endTyson Alualu
(93) and San Diego Chargers tackleKing Dunlap
(one from right) get into it as Chargers guardChad Rinehart
(left) holds Jaguars defensive endAndre Branch
(90) back as Jaguars defensive tackleRoy Miller
(97) looks on during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Branch would be called for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers have a number of players that are going to be a free agent at the end of the year. One of the biggest free agents on the roster, literally and figuratively, is King Dunlap. Dunlap was one of Telesco’s first free agent signings and he was brought to town on a 2-year deal.
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In his 2 years with the Chargers, he has shown that he is one of the best at protecting the backside of the quarterback. That type of play makes big time dough in the league. The Chargers need to lock him in before he is allowed to hit the free agent market.
There are a number of free agents that the Chargers have to lock in, but Dunlap has to be at the top of the priority list. Philip Rivers is the reason that the Chargers are competing this season. He is the reason why the team is at the top of the standings. They better keep the players around him that are helping him get this thing done.
When Dunlap was first brought to town, we all wondered if he would even make it out of training camp. None of us could have expected the production that he has brought to the field. It has been great cheering for him and I hope that he will be protecting Philip for a few more seasons.