Chargers Free Agency

3 starting free-agent right tackles that the Chargers can still afford

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The LA Chargers have been extremely bold thus far this offseason and it has been a beautiful thing to see. It started with the team re-signing Mike Williams and then turned into trading for Khalil Mack and signing J.C. Jackson, Sebastian Joseph-Day and Austin Johnson. All in all, the Chargers have made great moves thus far.

Daniel Popper of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that the Bolts were releasing right tackle Bryan Bulaga. This was expected heading into the offseason after Bulaga played just one half last season. His release creates $10.75 million more in spending space that the Bolts certainly will utilize.

While they have been aggressive, the Chargers still have some holes that need to be filled. Perhaps the biggest starting hole that needs to be filled is the right tackle position. There is a decent chance that the team could target a right tackle in the 2022 NFL Draft, but if not, they are going to have to sign an affordable option.

The Bolts can create more cap space with restructures but they likely are not going to spend big after the moves they have made. Affordable options are the way to go.

But what affordable right tackle free agents are available to the LA Chargers?

The Chargers are not going to get a world-beater at right tackle but they can find a quality starter who is better than Storm Norton, who should go back to being a backup. Here are three affordable options for the Bolts that are still on the market.

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