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LA Chargers: Is free safety Earl Thomas worth pursuing?

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 20: Earl Thomas #29 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates a defensive stand against the Seattle Seahawks during the game at CenturyLink Field on October 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Baltimore Ravens top the Seattle Seahawks 30-16. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 20: Earl Thomas #29 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates a defensive stand against the Seattle Seahawks during the game at CenturyLink Field on October 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Baltimore Ravens top the Seattle Seahawks 30-16. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Reasons against the LA Chargers acquiring Earl Thomas:

1. These issues in the first place

These issues cannot go unnoticed. The off-field situation is one thing. If Thomas figures it out and works it out, as long as he did not commit a crime (which he did not) then you could work around that and hope that it does not impact the football side of things.

But a fight where he punched a teammate? One that has to be bad enough for the Ravens to just punt on Thomas after one season? That is a red flag if I have ever seen one and that alone might be enough of a reason for the Chargers to not even consider a move.

2. The LA Chargers are already really deep at safety

Earl Thomas would be adding strength to an already talented area of the roster and yes, that can lead to good results. However, this is not the case of the Chargers having a solid receiving corps, for example, and adding a great slot receiver.

The Chargers already have two free safeties in Nasir Adderley and Rayshawn Jenkins that they have devoted time and effort into. The Chargers believe in both of these guys and adding Thomas would simply create a log-jam.

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