It’s been quiet on most fronts for the Los Angeles Chargers since the new league year began and teams around the league began signing free agents. But not to fear, the team took a similar approach last season and their one big free-agent signing, Russell Okung, was selected to the Pro Bowl.
While we wait for more news to break, we have compiled a tracker so that fans can keep up with the latest happenings surrounding the team. This will be updated with each move the Chargers make, whether it be by signing a player or if one of their players heads to what they feel will be greener pastures.
Virgil Green: The only significant move the Chargers have made in terms or signing a player from another team was to give former Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green a three-year contract. Green is not much of a pass-catching tight end. At least, he never showed that in Denver. But he is one of the games best blockers at that position and in certain formations can act as a sixth offensive lineman. This signing does make you wonder what the team is planning to do with Antonio Gates.
Adrian Phillips: The Chargers decided to bring back safety Adrian Phillips on a one-year deal as they have yet to work out a new contract with Tre Boston. Phillips’ career started slowly, but he seemed to find a role in Gus Bradley’s defense last season in sub packages.
Michael Schofield: After beating let go by the Broncos last season, Schofield was brought to L.A. and he played better for the Chargers than he ever did in the Mile High state. Entering his fifth year in the league, Schofield will be an important rotational lineman for the Bolts.
Caleb Sturgis: The former Philadelphia Eagles’ kicker would have a Super Bowl ring if not for an injury at the beginning of the 2017 season. The Eagles received great production out of rookie Jake Elliott and as a result, Sturgis was forced to look for a new home. He may have found one on the other side of the country as the 28-year old has inked a two-year deal.
Sebastian Janikowski: We speculated that this move could happen as soon as Janikowski was cut by the Oakland Raiders and the former first-round pick all the way back in 2000 has already met with the team. However, he’s not the only kicker the team is looking into.
Mike Pouncey: ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out on Friday that the Chargers will meet with Mike Pouncey. The former Floria Gator has spent his entire seven-year career with the Miami Dolphins.
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Tre Boston: Boston remains on the market but so do many safeties including Kenny Vaccarro, Morgan Burnett and the arguably the biggest name still available at any position, Tyrann Mathieu. Each of those guys may be waiting for one of the others to choose a destination so they have an idea what the market looks like. The Chargers re-signed Phillips as insurance.
Antonio Gates: It would be tough to see Gates not come back to the team as he is one of the top three or four players in franchise history, but the signing of Green does look daunting if you were hoping to see No. 85 play one more year.
Matt Slauson and Korey Toomer as well as several others are still out on the open market.
Jeremiah Attaochu: Former second-round pick Jeremiah Attaochu will be leaving the Chargers, but not the state of California. Attaochu has agreed to a new deal with the San Francisco 49ers. He leaves the Chargers with 10 career sacks but his playing time decreased in each of the last two seasons.
Kenny Wiggins: Wiggins was a serviceable player for the Chargers but with the selections of Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp in last year’s draft, he likely sees a better opportunity with his new team, the Detroit Lions.