Chargers Free Agency

3 free agents the LA Chargers could steal from the Kansas City Chiefs

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Jarran Reed
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3. Jarran Reed

This would be the definition of a depth flier if the LA Chargers were to sign Jarran Reed from the Kansas City Chiefs. It is no secret that the Chargers struggled immensely against the run last season and for that reason (with Linval Joseph and Justin Jones also being free agents), interior defensive line is going to be a big emphasis for the Bolts.

Reed is not someone who is going to outright fix the problem and if the Chargers are bringing him in to be the run-stuffer on the defense then the Bolts are in trouble. However, if the Chargers make good signings around Reed and simply want to make another cheap, depth signing (think Kyler Fackrell) then Reed could be a good option.

Reed was really bad on the Chiefs last season and was part of the Chiefs' issues in stopping the run. Because he didn't play too well on a one-year deal, his free-agent value has undoubtedly gone down and he is going to be a cheap signing for whichever team lands him.

While Reed was bad for Kansas City, there is potential there and the Chargers could try to tap into that potential and hope that a change of scenery helps him out. Early on in his career Reed did pretty well in stopping the run and was particularly effective when he lined up as nose tackle in Seattle.

Kansas City runs a 4-3 defense and that obviously did not suit Reed. However, the Chargers run a 3-4 defense with a lot of moving parts up front. He should not be tasked as an every-down nose tackle, but as a depth nose tackle with a really high ceiling, Reed could be worth the small flier.

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Of course, Reed is not worth getting in any sort of bidding war for. But if the Chargers can lock him down for less than $5 million then it might just be worth the risk.

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