Chargers Free Agency

5 free agents with ties to the Chargers that are still on the market

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1. Mackensie Alexander

Mackensie Alexander has two connections to the LA Chargers that are worth mentioning. First of all, Alexander has ties to Chargers special teams coach Ryan Ficken, who was hired by the Bolts after a long tenure with the Minnesota Vikings.

Alexander has had two stints with the Vikings and he spent a good amount of time on the special teams' side of the ball as well. In his first two seasons in the NFL, Alexander played exactly one-third of the team's special teams snaps.

The second connection that Alexander has with the team is with a player. Alexander was high school teammates with new Chargers corner, J.C. Jackson, and Jackson recently posted a picture on his Instagram story of the two working out together.

While the Chargers added Jackson to the cornerback room the team still needs more depth in the secondary. Brandon Staley's defense thrives on having a deep and versatile secondary and right now, the depth is not there.

The Bolts could definitely sign a cheaper veteran like Alexander to a cheap deal with the intent of also drafting a cover corner in the mid-rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft as well. That would give the Bolts a cornerback room that is five deep with decent talent and would help the team execute its defensive vision while also giving depth for injuries.