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LA Chargers: 2 players the Bolts could trade if losses pile up

Aug 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, United States; Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco wears a face covering at a scrimmage at SoFi Stadium that was cancelled in the wake of protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, United States; Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco wears a face covering at a scrimmage at SoFi Stadium that was cancelled in the wake of protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Desmond King

There has been speculation around the LA Chargers trading Desmond King for months. If the Bolts were going to deal anyone in the offseason it was going to be King, who is in the last year of his contract this season.

That ultimately ended up not happening, but if the Bolts lose the next two weeks then there are legitimate legs that it does. While King is a fan-favorite, it makes more sense from a business standpoint to move on now.

The Chargers have already committed to several big extensions after this season and they still have to figure out what they are doing with Hunter Henry, Melvin Ingram and others. Simply put: King becomes left out and likely will find a new home elsewhere.

The Chargers won’t need the depth and versatility that King offers if they are committed to selling. He is a great depth piece for a contending defense that could fill some serious holes for other teams — there would be little practical reason to keep him with a 1-6 record.

Some contending team will pay draft capital for a cornerback to help their cause. The Chargers won’t get much, but if they can get as much as a fourth or fifth-round draft pick for nine games of Desmond King then consider that a win.

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