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4 moves for Chargers to consider before trade deadline

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants heads for the endzone and scores a touchdown in the first quarter against the New York Jets during a preseason game on August 26, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants heads for the endzone and scores a touchdown in the first quarter against the New York Jets during a preseason game on August 26, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 08: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers is knocked out of bounds by Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants in the first quarter during an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 08: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers is knocked out of bounds by Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants in the first quarter during an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Trade for Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins

The Giants have already traded Harrison and Apple so they’re clearly looking past this season. Harrison was a huge free-agent acquisition for the team just two seasons ago and Apple was the team’s first-round pick that same year. So it’s not like they’d be above trading Janoris Jenkins.

While the Chargers’ biggest hole may be at the free safety spot, it’s an enticing thought to add another top-tier cornerback to a group that includes Casey Hayward.

Jenkins has the ability to be a shut-down corner. With 18 career interceptions, he is a guy that quarterbacks aren’t going to want to try often and if he were in Los Angeles, opponents would have to pick their poison between he and Hayward.

It would be similar to what the Los Angeles Rams were going for with Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.

If the Chargers are going to get over the hump that is the Kansas City Chiefs, they will have to do something to slow down their dynamic passing attack. Patrick Mahomes carved the defense up in Week 1 and will no doubt be ready to do the same when the Chargers go to Arrowhead Stadium in December.

If the Giants were willing to move Harrison, it’s likely that no one is off limits. However, Jenkins still has two years left on his contract in which he’s due $10.1 million in each. That will scare a lot of teams off and the Chargers would have to do some serious manuevering to make a deal happen.

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