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LA Chargers: Five most experienced players on the Chargers roster

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Melvin Ingram #54 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Melvin Ingram #54 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

LA Chargers’ most experienced players: 4. Bryan Bulaga, 111 games started

Bryan Bulaga was the best free-agent signing of the entire offseason for the LA Chargers, period. He has already been named the best bargain on the Chargers roster in 2020 as his salary-cap hit this season is extremely low. Bulaga is the best signing and there really is not any debate.

The Chargers need offensive line help and that is exactly what Bulaga provides to the team. In fact, I would argue that he is the only consistent member of the offensive line. There are question marks surrounding every other position in the O-line but as long as Bulaga stays healthy, we know exactly what we will get from him.

He is not an elite tackle in the sense that he is in the top 10. However, he is undoubtedly a top 20 tackle in the league and is the best guy the Chargers have had play right tackle in a long time.

Bulaga is tied for 102nd in the league in total games started as he started his career in 2010 with the Green Bay Packers. He was a starter right away for the Packers, winning the Super Bowl in his rookie year as the starting right tackle. He was selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

The product of the University of Iowa has consistently been a solid tackle throughout his entire career and was a big reason why the Packers were able to protect Aaron Rodgers for most of the decade.

Bulaga did miss seven games in 2012 and 11 games in 2017. If he would have played 14 games in each of those seasons then he would have been second on this list.

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