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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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DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: The Los Angeles Chargers offense huddles around d quarterback Philip Rivers #17 in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: The Los Angeles Chargers offense huddles around d quarterback Philip Rivers #17 in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Telesco has several options outside of his roster to consider for the offensive tackle position.

While there are a ton of reasons to consider waiting until final roster cuts to make a move, the performance from the offensive tackles in the first preseason game should push him to consider the options available now.

There are two offensive tackles available now in Schraeder and Parnell that are starting-caliber players.

Even if Chargers management is unwilling to break the bank now on one player in the hopes of landing a better option that could become available later, there are replacement-level free agent tackles available (such as Clark) that could provide better insurance than those on the roster right now.

With $11 million available in cap space now, the Chargers should consider using at least some of that space to fortify the offensive line. With Russell Okung’s recovery time uncertain, the Bolts should pounce on reinforcements now.

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