How conservative Chargers would approach this offseason
Chargers will not release Denzel Perryman, Thomas Davis, or Brandon Mebane
Sorry Travis Benjamin, you’re gone. The rest of them, however, will probably stay.
That’s not the worst thing, but it’s more of an average-but-never-excellent move. Of the trio of Perryman, Davis, and Mebane, I’d argue Davis has been the most impactful. On a cheap contract, he seems to be the best bet to stick around.
After Benjamin, Perryman and Mebane seem to be the most logical cuts. The aging nose tackle, in particular, is likely the guy they let go. Damion Square has been very productive in a limited role, and Sylvester Williams could be a guy they retain after signing him earlier in the year.
It’s not the moves fans want, but it fits in with what the Chargers have been doing. They like their leaders, particularly those they drafted or have been with the team for multiple seasons.
Chargers fill receiver need with Dontrelle Inman
The Chargers need a third wide receiver, as their receiving corps following Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have made little to no impact. Inman, though with the team for only a brief period before an injury cut his season short, could be a candidate to return to the team on a one-year deal.
Though not the speedster the Chargers may need, Inman can be a reliable target at 6’3″. This year, the veteran caught eight passes for 132 yards (16.5 average), converting seven first downs in four games.