LA Chargers: Grading Tom Telesco’s first two signings

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(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers started relatively quiet on Monday as the legal tampering window for the NFL officially opened. While the New England Patriots were burning a hole in their pocketbook and the Kansas City Chiefs were signing the best offensive lineman on the market, the LA Chargers were relatively quiet.

Fans were panicking on Twitter. Those that stayed patient were rewarded. News broke that the LA Chargers signed center Corey Linsley from the Green Bay Packers and shortly thereafter it was reported that the team came to an agreement with Michael Davis.

That was not the only significant LA Chargers news from Monday.

There were some other Chargers-related signings that fans were keeping their eyes on. First, Jonnu Smith signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the New England Patriots — effectively raising Hunter Henry’s price in the process.

It also appears as if Rayshawn Jenkins is not returning to the team, at least, that is what Jenkins is seemingly alluding to while clapping back at Chargers fans.

Well you ain’t got either lol

— Rayshawn Jenkins (@Jenkz_26) March 15, 2021

There were some Brandon Staley connections that fans wanted to see in LA as well. John Johnson was viewed as a potential replacement for Jenkins, but his price was far too high. Leonard Floyd was a dream target to play the edge, but again, his price was too high. Floyd signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the Rams.

The LA Chargers have only made two signings at the time of writing this. Typically, we would do solo articles grading a particular signing, but since they happened back-to-back, we thought we would lump them together.

Stay tuned for any future grades. For now, let’s grade the Corey Linsley and Michael Davis signings.