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Los Angeles Chargers: Bargain free-agent wide receivers to target

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Marcus Johnson #83 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a catch for first down over cornerback Eli Apple #25 of the New Orleans Saints during the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Marcus Johnson #83 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a catch for first down over cornerback Eli Apple #25 of the New Orleans Saints during the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Randall Cobb

Cobb is probably the top free agent at wide receiver that is not going to command an egregiously overpriced contract in free agency due to the fact that he is clearly not an ideal number one or two option for a team.

However, Randall Cobb is a clear upgrade as a reliable third wide receiver for the Chargers. With the Green Bay Packers, Cobb was utilized largely as a possession receiver, but he showed that he has some ability to stretch the field with just over 15 yards per reception for 828 yards last year for the Dallas Cowboys.

If the Chargers go the direction of Cobb, it would signal that they are kicking the can down the road on finding a long-term third receiver. Cobb will be 30 years old for the 2020 NFL season, and he has had his fair share of injuries (although he played in 15 games last year).

Cobb could be an excellent stop-gap solution at the third receiver position. He would be fit best on a one to two-year deal near $7 million per season with a rookie developing under him to take his role in the future.

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