Chargers Free Agency

LA Chargers: 3 free agent cornerbacks the team can still sign

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 22: Brian Poole #34 and Darryl Roberts #27 of the New York Jets celebrate after a turnover on downs as their teams defeats the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-10 at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 22: Brian Poole #34 and Darryl Roberts #27 of the New York Jets celebrate after a turnover on downs as their teams defeats the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-10 at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have not made any additions to the secondary thus far in free agency despite it being one of the biggest roster needs heading into the offseason. The Bolts were able to re-sign Michael Davis, but that is nowhere near enough to build a solid secondary.

The team released Casey Hayward and lost Rayshawn Jenkins to the Jacksonville Jaguars. While the 2021 NFL Draft will provide help for the Bolts in the secondary, filling out depth via free agency is still a tangible route to take.

The Chargers still have the cap space to bring in a cornerback and there are still some decent options on the market for the team to consider.

Here are 3 free agent cornerbacks that the LA Chargers can still sign

1. Brian Poole

Brian Poole is a slot cornerback who spent last season with the New York Jets. While Poole is not a big name, he put together a relatively solid season on the terrible New York Jets.

Poole posted a Pro Football Focus coverage grade of 79.5 last season which was following an 80.0 grade the previous season. While PFF grades can be flawed at times, Poole proved to be one of the better slot corners in the league last season.

Poole played 279 coverage snaps and was targeted 40 times. He allowed 27 receptions and a passer rating of 64.7 when targeted.

He might be pigeonholed in the slot but it would allow the team to move Chris Harris around the defense and would not cost the team that much. Spotrac estimates Poole’s market value to be $4.3 million.

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