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LA Chargers: 4 players that should not return in 2021

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: Mike Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers kick a field goal during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills defeated the Chargers 27-17. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: Mike Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers kick a field goal during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills defeated the Chargers 27-17. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have some sour apples on the roster that should not return in 2021.

The LA Chargers‘ season has been an utter disappointment and failure. The team got much better quarterback play than anyone could have ever expected and has still only been able to muster together three wins.

The coaching staff is the first thing to blame and the team desperately needs a house cleaning after the season to change the culture. Things just won’t get better if upper management does not commit to that after this disaster of a season.

However, the players on the roster are equally as responsible and there have been some duds that need to be replaced. These are not players that we are necessarily predicting to leave (there are some that we would love to return but might leave anyway), instead, these are players that Charger fans should actively want off the roster in 2021.

1. Dan Feeney

I said this before the season and I stand by it: at some point in the NFL (all professional sports, for that matter) you kind of are who you are. Many were hoping for a breakout year from Dan Feeney but he is proving that sentiment true. He is who he is, which is a mediocre interior lineman.

I will give credit where it is due as Feeney as been, really, the only part of this offensive line that has consistently stayed healthy and played every single game. However, that does not make him a good lineman and I think it is time the Chargers simply punt on this relationship.

You could make the case of using Feeney for depth, which is fine I guess, but I would much rather see Forrest Lamp stick around and the team build up the offensive line in the draft rather than rely on Feeney to have any sort of roll in 2020.

I would take these numbers with a grain of salt, as they are rather hit and miss, but Feeney has earned a 48.4 pass-blocking grade and a 44.9 run-blocking grade on Pro Football Focus this season. He has allowed the second-most pressures (26) of any center this season.

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