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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 Justin Casterline/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Marcus Johnson

On the other hand, the Chargers could seek to fortify the depth at wide receiver with a high-potential but lower-floor player. Such a player could be found at a fairly cheap contract in Marcus Johnson.

Marcus Johnson entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent for the Philadelphia Eagles but played last year for the Indianapolis Colts. Johnson is a speedy player who could easily fill the Travis Benjamin role if the Chargers desired another quick player. Johnson ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at his pro day.

Despite being known primarily as a deep threat, plays like the one below demonstrate that Johnson has the hands and instincts that teams want in a receiver.

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1206746060086857729

Johnson could be a sneaky signing that would provide the Chargers with some depth at the receiver position at a cheap price, thus allowing them to draft a receiver as well if they so choose.

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