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How conservative Chargers would approach this offseason

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Clelin Ferrell #96 of the Oakland Raiders sacks Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Clelin Ferrell #96 of the Oakland Raiders sacks Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 01: Denzel Perryman #52 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Desmond King II after making an interception against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 01, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 01: Denzel Perryman #52 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Desmond King II after making an interception against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 01, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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.

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