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Potential offensive tackle options for the Los Angeles Chargers

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 08: Terrell Suggs #56 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the passer against Trent Scott #78 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 08: Terrell Suggs #56 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the passer against Trent Scott #78 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 22: Sam Tevi #69 blocks as Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers eludes a tackle by Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of a game at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018, in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 22: Sam Tevi #69 blocks as Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers eludes a tackle by Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of a game at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018, in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

In the Los Angeles Chargers’ first preseason game, the offensive tackles struggled to set the edge and maintain a clean pocket. There are several offensive tackles available and more that could become available that the Chargers should consider signing.

In the Chargers’ first preseason game, the offensive tackles struggled to help the offense with their blocking. Even successful plays like the one below (where the whole left side of the line gets blown up) demonstrate the need for the Chargers to look for more competition at the tackle position.

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While the Chargers appeared likely to wait until final roster cuts to use their remaining cap space (approximately $11 million), the recent struggles down the depth chart at the tackle position suggest using some of that cap space now.

Below are current options available to add to the position and some more that may become available in the future. This shows that good options may become available, but there are good options now for the Chargers to select if they so choose.

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