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Breaking down Chargers’ “contract year” players

By Ryan Doyle
Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) runs out the tunnel in a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) runs out the tunnel in a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Diego Chargers have a group of players that are playing this season in hopes to earn a major payday.

There are a group of Chargers players that are in the final year of their contracts. They are in their “contract year” and need to prove that they are worthy of another one. Young players and veterans alike are vying for a big paycheck whether it be with San Diego or another team.

In most cases, players are going to be extremely motivated and producitve in their contract year. They want to raise their stock and price tag to its peak.

This past offseason, the San Diego Chargers re-signed tackle Joe Barksdale to a 4-year contract. Barksdale was a consistent presence at right tackle for the Bolts last season. He agreed to a one-year deal with the Chargers prior to the 2015 season and after a solid season, general manager Tom Telesco decided to bring him back.

On the contrary, Kendall Reyes was drafted in 2012 and hadn’t shown much improvement so far in his career. Last season was the final year of his contract and Reyes was mediocre. With his performance, he was not offered another contract with San Diego.

There are a bunch of players on the roster this year that are in the same boat as Reyes and Barksdale were last season.

Heading into the 2016 season, Melvin Ingram, Danny Woodhead and many more are in the final years of their contracts and will need to play at a high level if they want to stay in southern California.

Let’s break down the notable players that are entering the final years of their contract for the Chargers.

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