Chargers Free Agency

Los Angeles Chargers: Final free agency grade

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 12: Thomas Davis #58 of the Carolina Panthers takes the field against the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium on October 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 12: Thomas Davis #58 of the Carolina Panthers takes the field against the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium on October 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Geremy Davis and Jaylen Watkins

Geremy Davis: With Williams joining the Oakland Raiders, the Chargers have a glaring hole in the wide receiving corps behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. That will give several players a chance to step up in 2019.

Travis Benjamin will be the team’s de facto No. 3 wide receiver going into the summer, but Artavis Scott, second-year player Dylan Cantrell, and Geremy Davis will all have a shot to supplant him.

Davis is a classic case of a player who has found a way to hang on in the NFL. He has spent the last three seasons with the Chargers and has still never caught a pass in a regular season game. He played in 14 games with the team last season and has just been biding his time until his number is called.

Davis has made some big plays in preseason games in the past and the team obviously believes he can contribute as he was re-signed this offseason when many other players weren’t.

Is this the year he finally makes an impact?

Grade: B

Jaylen Watkins: Even though Watkins missed the entire season last year, he was one of the first players re-signed by the team this offseason, which then led to the release of Jahleel Addae.

Watkins is one of just four safeties on the roster right now and will get the shot to earn his way into the starting lineup in 2019.

Still, coming off a serious injury, it was strange that the team was so quick to re-sign him. It’s not a terrible move, but it’s not one that brings a ton of excitement either due to the circumstances. As a result, it gets the same grade you did in school when your test wasn’t terrible but also wasn’t great.

Grade: C

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