The Atlanta Falcons are one of the first teams to start making cuts to the roster to free up cap space, releasing both Ricardo Allen and Allen Bailey on Thursday. Allen is a 29-year-old free safety while Bailey is a 33-year-old defensive end.
The LA Chargers have the least dead cap on the books this offseason, putting them in a position to potentially pick free agents out of the bargain bin that other teams simply cannot afford. The Bolts certainly have the room to add players with only 48 players currently on the roster.
As cap casualties continue to be released we will continue to break down whether or not the LA Chargers should be adding them to the team’s radar. With the Falcons releasing a pair of players, we might as well knock them both out in the same article.
That raises the question:
Should the LA Chargers pass or pursue Ricardo Allen and Allen Bailey?
There are several factors to consider here. Neither player is going to warrant a big contract, so that is not that big of a factor. Either player would be a steal if they produce for the LA Chargers.
We have to consider scheme fit, the potential need based on their position and the potential of both players. Neither player was that great last season — hence why they were released — so the Chargers are really banking on the potential of either player turning it around.
Let’s get into it.