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LA Chargers: Three veteran skill position free agents worth considering

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyrod Taylor #5 and Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills look towards the scoreboard after a New Orleans Saints caught an interception between the pair during the third quarter at New Era Field on November 12, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. New Orleans defeats Buffalo 47-10. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyrod Taylor #5 and Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills look towards the scoreboard after a New Orleans Saints caught an interception between the pair during the third quarter at New Era Field on November 12, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. New Orleans defeats Buffalo 47-10. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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LA Chargers free agents to consider: Charles Clay

Just like LeSean McCoy, Charles Clay is familiar with both Tyrod Taylor and Anthony Lynn from their time in Buffalo and that is part of the reason why he would be a fit on the Chargers.

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Again, like the other positions, this would merely be a depth option and this would not be someone who the team was sincerely banking on. If you look at the tight end group, though, there are a lot of questions after Hunter Henry.

The team does not really have a solid backup pass-catcher. Virgil Green is a blocking specialist who has never been a big threat in the passing game and while there is some intrigue with XFL signing Donald Parham, again, he has to prove it in the NFL first.

Adding a veteran like Clay who could come in during two and three tight end sets and be a pass-catching option, especially on play-action in the red zone, would be a great move by the Chargers. He is not going to cost much and would be a valuable one-year, cheap signing.

Clay was at his best when he was in Buffalo and he and Taylor had a lot of chemistry when they were playing together. While he naturally won’t repeat those efforts because of his age, that chemistry is huge, especially when you are bringing in someone who is not going to play most of the offensive snaps.

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If everything goes as planned then all three skill positions will be fine without a free-agent signing. However, as we see every season with the LA Chargers, things never go as planned.

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