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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 – SEPTEMBER 30: Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants celebrates after breaking up a pass against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium on September 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 30: Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants celebrates after breaking up a pass against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium on September 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Get Landon Collins from Giants

At the end of the day, if the Chargers are only going to make one move, it should be to upgrade the safety position. For this, the Chargers should again dial up their friends in the Meadowlands.

Landon Collins isn’t the best coverage safety in the league, but he’s a sure tackler and a true physical presence who would be a major upgrade over Jahleel Addae. The main problem with Addae this year has been missed tackles and that is something that wouldn’t be a problem with Collins.

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The 24-year old was drafted in the second round of the 2015 draft out of Alabama. He has been selected to back-to-back Pro Bowls the last two years and has nearly 400 career tackles already.

The Giants would likely not give him up easily and the asking price would be steep, but the Chargers, never known to be lucrative spenders, should be willing to spend for what could be a key upgrade in what could be a deep postseason run.

Unless Tom Teleso wants to stay the course, stick with the guys he’s got and watch the Chiefs route his team again as it heads toward that trip to Atlanta. The good teams make bold moves, like the Chiefs did when they moved way up in last year’s draft in order to select Mahomes.

The Chargers have played well and likely wouldn’t receive too much backlash if they just stand pat and let the deadline pass. But there are potential moves out there and Telesco should be wearing his phone out over the next few days to see if he can make one of these moves happen.

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