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Building the ideal LA Chargers offensive line for 2021

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Corey Linsley #63 of the Green Bay Packers gets ready to snap the ball during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field on September 10, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 17-9. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Corey Linsley #63 of the Green Bay Packers gets ready to snap the ball during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field on September 10, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 17-9. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)  – LA Chargers
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Ideal LA Chargers center: Corey Linsley

This is the one area of the offensive line that the LA Chargers should spend big on. This gives even more of a reason to cut Trai Turner, as the Chargers could essentially sign Linsley with the money that they would be freed up by cutting Turner.

Linsley was arguably the best center in the league last season in what was a breakout season for the long-time Packers center. Even if he does not repeat what he did last season, he has been an above-average center throughout his NFL career and is exactly what this team needs.

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Center is the one position that I am very comfortable with in bringing in a veteran. The offensive line needs a leader and they need a leader with NFL experience, especially if the line is one of the younger lines in the league.

Linsey will likely sign a deal that pays him $10-12 million per season, which is something the Chargers can afford without Turner on the payroll. It also helps to have Linsey’s former teammate in Bryan Bulaga to potentially lure him to LA.

The great thing about Linsley is his age. He is just turning 30 this July so he does not have too many miles on his legs and the Chargers could trust in him to anchor this offensive line for at least the next three years.

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