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LA Chargers: 3 former Chargers to pursue in free agency

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 3: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Francisco 49ers defends during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on November 3, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The Packers defeated the 49ers 34-17. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 3: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Francisco 49ers defends during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on November 3, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The Packers defeated the 49ers 34-17. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Nick Dzubnar

The LA Chargers should pursue a former Charger who provided snaps in the special teams unit from the Tennesee Titans and that former Charger is not Desmond King.

Spoiler alert: Desmond King is not in this article. There is no way that the team and King would agree to reconvene after the Chargers traded him away halfway through the season. Something went on behind the scenes that we do not know about and if the Chargers wanted to potentially re-sign him they would not have traded him.

Letting Dzubnar walk last offseason was a mistake by Tom Telesco. While Dzubnar would not have magically made the LA Chargers a playoff team, the Bolts lost some of their best special teams players last offseason, highlighted by Dzubnar and Adrian Phillips.

Both of which walked for cheap contracts while Telesco decided to sign aging veterans. Got it.

Dzubnar will play very few, if any, snaps on the defensive side of the ball for the LA Chargers as he instead would be a special teams-focused signing. Dzubnar was not an elite special teams player in LA, but he certainly was solid and was consistent — two things the Chargers need right now.

The Bolts are coming off one of the worst special teams seasons of all-time. They need all the help they can get and if that means reconnecting with a familiar face then so be it.

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