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LA Chargers: 5 running backs that could join running back room

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 05: Todd Gurley #21 of the Atlanta Falcons runs for yards during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 05, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Falcons 30-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 05: Todd Gurley #21 of the Atlanta Falcons runs for yards during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 05, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Falcons 30-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers currently have three running backs on the roster but have a need for another. Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley make up the running back room and while Ekeler is great, this room is thin.

Justin Jackson cannot stay healthy and at this point the team has to prepare for him to be hurt. Joshua Kelley is entering his second season after being one of the worst running backs in the league in 2020. He could get better but it is far from a guarantee.

Not only does the team need depth, but the Bolts could look to bring in a running back to create a 1-2 punch with Ekeler. New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi experienced something very similar in New Orleans with Alvin Kamara pairing with both Mark Ingram and then Latavius Murray.

It is far from the biggest roster need, but the LA Chargers could certainly use a running back.

There are some options on the market that are still intriguing that the LA Chargers could sign to a moderate free-agent contract and there are also some intriguing options in the later half of the 2021 NFL Draft.

There are a lot more running backs to pick from in the draft and in free agency, so we narrowed down the best. Here are 5 running backs that the LA Chargers can add to the running back room.

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