Chargers expected to re-sign Eddie Royal
By Ernie Padaon
The San Diego Chargers are expected to re-sign WR Eddie Royal
The San Diego Chargers have been working on bringing their own free agents back. They already got a head start by signing of King Dunlap last week to a long-term deal and they are talking with the agents for Brandon Flowers and Ryan Mathews as well. These players will be free to sign with other teams in a few weeks, but the Chargers can negotiate deals with them before they hit the open market. This is the time that the Chargers can lock them up.
More from Chargers Rumors
- LA Chargers: 3 reasons why Tom Telesco won’t trade for Julio Jones
- LA Chargers: Why a Julio Jones trade will not include any players
- Why the LA Chargers are the most likely landing spot for Julio Jones
- LA Chargers: 3 reasons Julio Jones is worth a first-round pick
- LA Chargers: Breaking down the counterpoints of a Julio Jones trade
Eddie Royal will be a free agent this offseason and the team is expected to bring him back according to the UT San Diego. The team has not reached out to his agent yet, but the team will likely make the move to keep him around for a few more seasons.
Royal has been a solid contributor for the Chargers offense since Mike McCoy has arrived on the scene. He has been great out of the slot and is a threat in the red zone. Getting Royal back on the roster will be important.
The team still will need to find more weapons on offense though. Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates are running on their last legs and will be hanging up their cleats soon. The team needs to find some young playmakers to team up with Keenan Allen on offense to get Philip Rivers more options to toss the rock out to.
Royal is a consistent piece to the puzzle. He performs on the field and helps the young players grow during practice. A number of praises were thrown in his direction for the work he puts in on the practice field. He helped mentor Dontrelle Inman all season long and will do the same for any other young receiver that joins the roster. He would be a great player to bring back.
More from Bolt Beat
- LA Chargers: 3 early takeaways from 2021 minicamp thus far
- LA Chargers: Drue Tranquill takes a jab at Gus Bradley’s defense
- LA Chargers second-year players: Nothing to lose and a lot to gain
- LA Chargers: Why running back could be a big issue for the Bolts
- LA Chargers: Chris Rumph’s upside is Melvin Ingram-like, but better