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5 tight ends Chargers could sign following Henry’s season-ending injury

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Julius Thomas #89 of the Miami Dolphins runs off the field during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Julius Thomas #89 of the Miami Dolphins runs off the field during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: Brent Celek #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: Brent Celek #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Fans of the Los Angeles Chargers have heard this before. A key player has been lost for the season due to injury. This time, the month of June hadn’t even started before the team received catastrophic news.

On Tuesday, the Chargers received word that Hunter Henry tore an ACL during a drill at OTAs and will likely miss the remainder of the season. The team is looking for a second opinion.

Stunner from LA: Chargers’ TE Hunter Henry suffered a season-ending torn ACL today, per league source. Did it during a drill, running downfield, untouched. Second opinion coming Wednesday.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 23, 2018

The injury creates a gaping hole at tight end for the Chargers and is particularly frustrating for Henry, who missed the last two games of last season with a lacerated kidney.

Suddenly, the Chargers are in the market for a tight end to help Philip Rivers in the passing game. The team signed Virgil Green via free agency this offseason but he is not a great option in the passing game as his strength is as a blocker.

Here, you will find a list of players the team could consider after hearing this terrible news. You might not find any of these options to be particularly exciting, but let’s be honest, the tight end depth is weak behind Henry.

Aside from Green, the Chargers have Sean Culkin, Braedon Bowman and a pair of undrafted rookies, Cole Hunt and Ben Johnson.

With that all in mind, let’s take a look at some guys currently on the street who could come in and give the Chargers more experience at the position.

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