Chargers plan on meeting with King Dunlap’s agent this weekend
By Ernie Padaon
The San Diego Chargers plan on meeting with King Dunlap‘s agent this weekend.
The San Diego Chargers offensive line was trash last season. There were a number of injuries at the center position and the interior struggled most of last season. One of the most consistent players on the line was King Dunlap last season. He will be becoming a free agent in the offseason and will be one of the top priorities for the team.
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The Chargers plan to meet with Dunlap’s agent over the weekend to begin discussions about a new contract, per UT San Diego. He was the best offensive lineman on the roster last season and the team should lock him up to a long-term contract.
The team is working on Dunlap’s deal as quickly as they can. They need to know what type of offer he is expecting this offseason. The Chargers also needs to know if he will be their left tackle as soon as possible. If he is not going to stick around, then the team will have to scramble to find another solution up front.
The offensive line has gone through a lot of change already this offseason. Veterans Nick Hwardwick and Jeromey Clary both have retired and will leave the team with a young front. Dunlap should be the left tackle next season, but they still need to lock him up to a new deal. D.J. Fluker may start at right tackle or could be moved to the guard position. Chris Watt was drafted last season onto the roster to be the team’s center and will likely take that role next season. He hasn’t seen much exposure to that position, but can get more familiar there this offseason.
The team could look to add a couple of other starters onto the roster next season as well. The priority for the team will be to build up the offensive line. Dunlap would help build a solid foundation for the team to work with. Philip Rivers would appreciate having the big man protecting his blind side next season.
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