The LA Chargers have done a good job in free agency this offseason. The team made the big signing that fans were hoping for, making Corey Linsley the highest-paid free agent center in NFL history.
The Chargers also made some lesser moves to the offensive line in bringing in Matt Feiler (on a great value) and Oday Aboiushi (who has a lot of potential). Re-signing Michael Davis and Jared Cook are the other two significant moves the team has made.
Not everything has been perfect, though. While we should not harp on the team missing out on big-money free agents, because they signed one themselves, there were some cheap free agents that the team absolutely could have afforded and should signed.
Here are x cheap free agents that the LA Chargers should have signed:
Cole Toner, signed with the Houston Texans for one-year, $1 million
The LA Chargers did not have a good offensive line last year, in fact, the team had one of the worst offensive lines in football. You cannot blame Brandon Staley for wanting to completely clean house and bring in new faces.
However, there were some players (plural, we will get to the other later) that the LA Chargers should have kept around for depth purposes. One of the surprising players that the Chargers let walk was guard Cole Toner.
Toner was solid when he got playing time for the Chargers last season. He played 280 snaps at right guard last season and allowed 10 pressures. That is not great, but as a depth guard, Toner was serviceable.
That is exactly what he will be in Houston and it would have been nice to have a depth option that Justin Herbert is familiar with, but it is what it is.