5 low-cost free agents the Chargers can sign to bolster the roster

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Donovan Peoples-Jones

Speaking of ties to the Chargers, Donovan Peoples-Jones is another cheap NFL free agent who played for Harbaugh at Michigan. Peoples-Jones was a prominent receiver at Michigan and while he started his career off well in the NFL, his stock has gone down.

Peoples-Jones is only 24 years old but he is not going to have much of a market in free agency. Peoples-Jones was traded to the Detroit Lions this past season and did next to nothing, which is undoubtedly going to lead to him getting a deal near the league minimum.

The deeper numbers around Peoples-Jones are concerning as well as he is someone who does not create much separation in the passing game. With so much receiver talent in the draft, most teams will likely go with controllable youth versus a one-year flier.

That being said, the Chargers need to reasonably add two receivers to the wide receiver room this offseason and Peoples-Jones would be a great depth receiver to serve as the WR5. While his advanced numbers are not great, he is still a jump-ball merchant who would give the Chargers a different type of receiver than they have already.

Mike Williams is going to be cut for cap reasons and the Chargers won't have a true jump-ball wide receiver on the team. That is why Peoples-Jones makes sense, as he can be someone who lives on deep go routes and red zone chances.