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LA Chargers: 3 reasons why the Bolts shouldn’t be done in free agency

Jun 15, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers national crosscheckerJustin Sheridan and general manager Tom Telesco during minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers national crosscheckerJustin Sheridan and general manager Tom Telesco during minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. There are still solid options available in free agency for the LA Chargers

If there were no fits in free agency then it would not make much sense to spend just for spending sake. However, there are several options that the LA Chargers could pursue that would improve the team and at least fill a hole.

Most of the holes on the roster are from a depth perspective. The Chargers have the starpower to be a Super Bowl dark horse but they do need more depth in certain areas. I would like to see the team add more depth on the edge, making either Melvin Ingram or K.J. Wright an option.

I know that most fans are really high on Uchenna Nwosu but he has to prove it in an extended role before I buy into the hype train. Either way, he is going to play a bigger role in the defense this season and it does not hurt to add more depth behind him as a contingency plan, especially if Joey Bosa is going to move around and get snaps at DE in a 3-4 scheme.

I also am in the camp of wanting to see the team bring in another veteran running back. Most fans hate this idea but I would not mind seeing Todd Gurley come in for a limited depth role on the team.

It is going to be cheap and won’t hurt the team financially and helps the depth of the running back room, which quite frankly, feels like an overlooked hole on this roster. Austin Ekeler is great but Justin Jackson is injury-prone, Joshua Kelley was the worst running back in the NFL last season and Larry Rountree is a rookie that not many fans really wanted to be drafted at the time.

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Regardless, there are options to spend on.

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