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Brandon Mebane: The 34-year old, who dealt with the tragic death of his infant daughter just weeks ago, may very well have played his last game with the Chargers. Did the team see enough out of rookie Justin Jones to move on from the veteran?
Tyrell Williams: According to SpotracThis will be one of the Chargers’ most interesting free agents, as he is sure to field offers from other teams as he has become a legitimate deep threat. , he has a market value of approximately $28.9 million over three years or $9.6 million per year.
Antonio Gates: The greatest tight end in league history has already stated he wants to be back next season, but the team made the decision to move on from him this past offseason, only to go back on that after Henry went down. Did this season change their minds?
Damion Square: Square had the best season of his career in 2018, registering career highs in tackles and sacks. Will be be prioritized over Mebane?
Jason Verrett: Once a Pro Bowl player, Verrett is a guy that the Chargers should deem expendable, as injuries have forced them to turn elsewhere for most of his career.
Adrian Phillips: Easily the most surprising player on the roster this year, Phillips is like that Swiss Army knife that you can’t live without. The Chargers must re-sign this guy.
Denzel Perryman: Another player that has dealt with a slew of injuries, the decision on Perryman could go either way. However, it’s clear that the defense is completely different without him. He’s a guy the team doesn’t have a great replacement for.
Donnie Jones: I’m still wondering why this guy was not only signed but kept on the roster for so long. Find a new punter, Chargers.
Jaylen Watkins: Watkins signed a one-year deal this offseason, but tore his ACL in the team’s second preseason game. He may end up never playing a regular season down for the team.
Geremy Davis: A veteran receiver that has managed to stick around, he could see an opportunity if the team loses Tyrell Williams.
Hayes Pullard: Another player who has found a way to stick around, Pullard will likely not be needed next season if the Chargers’ linebacker corps is at full strength.
Kyle Emanuel: A fifth-round pick in 2015, Emanuel has found a role with this team, but has never done anything to provide any kind of a “wow” factor.
Darius Philon: Philon has 8.5 sacks over the last two seasons and has become a nice rotational defensive lineman for the team. If he doesn’t attract too much attention from another suitor, he should be brought back at a relatively reasonable cost.