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Chargers: 4 players who should be elsewhere in 2020

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Denzel Perryman #52 of the Los Angeles Chargers during pregame warmups before the start of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Denzel Perryman #52 of the Los Angeles Chargers during pregame warmups before the start of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 15: Tight end Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings is pursued by Brandon Mebane #92 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 15: Tight end Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings is pursued by Brandon Mebane #92 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The 2019 season is coming to a close for the Los Angeles Chargers and unlike one year ago at this time, we won’t be able to talk about the team playing in the postseason.

With that said, following the season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, all talk will shift to the offseason. That generally includes the marquee events of free agency and the draft.

The first decisions most teams decide to tackle are the ones facing their own players. These are generally players that have underperformed or players that are going to hit the open market. General managers are tasked with forming the best 53-man roster they can while also properly navigating the salary cap.

For Tom Telesco, perhaps one of the biggest offseasons in his tenure with the team lies ahead.

Melvin Gordon and Hunter Henry will both be free agents as will the team’s leader, Philip Rivers. Will all three of these players be back next season? It’s possible but not entirely likely.

However, which players should be playing somewhere else next year? That’s what is going to be discussed here. These are the decisions that Telesco can make right away. These players will be those that he should either not re-sign or players that should just be trimmed from the roster.

This list will include two players who will be unrestricted free agents this offseason as well as two players who won’t. This list also won’t include the player many may be thinking should be there.

Read on for more.

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