It did not look like the LA Chargers were going to be active at all in NFL free agency this offseason. Heading into the offseason, the team was $20 million over the cap and had to free up even more money on top of that to make room for an incoming draft class and 2023 in-season budget.
Tom Telesco then got extremely bold with his contract restructures to open up space for the Bolts. After four key restructures, the team created $19 million in cap space and that was before any cuts opened up even more cap space. They now have money to spend.
The Chargers may not have the space to spend in a massive manner like the team did last offseason but there is still a means to improve the roster. Lose track of everything the Chargers did? We'll keep you covered with all of the team's free agent activity.
Chargers free agency tracker 2023:
UPDATE: Chargers re-sign Trey Pipkins
It was reported Tuesday that the Chargers have re-signed Trey Pipkins to a three-year contract that pays him $7.75 million per season.
UPDATE: Chargers sign Eric Kendricks to a two-year contract
The Chargers reportedly signed former All-Pro linebacker Eric Kendricks to a two-year deal. Kendricks revealed he signed with the Chargers on Instagram, likely spelling the end of Drue Tranquill in LA.
Chargers re-sign Easton Stick to a one-year contract
The Chargers opted to bring Stick back to presumably Justin Herbert's QB2 next season. Chase Daniel appears to be on his way to retirement and while Cooper Rush seemed like an intriguing option, Stick will be back as the backup.
At least... he should be the backup. Los Angeles shouldn't be wasting the salary cap and roster space needed to carry three quarterbacks again.
Chargers free agency tracker will continue to be updated with each subsequent Chargers move.
Chargers free agents 2023:
The LA Chargers have a long list of free agents this offseason broken down into unrestricted, restricted and early restricted. For the most part, the Bolts control the destiny of the restricted and early rights free agents and should be able to bring them back with ease (if they want them back).
- LB Drue Tranquill
- RT Trey Pipkins
- P J.K. Scott
- DL Morgan Fox
- CB Bryce Callahan
- EDGE Kyle Kan Noy
- LB Troy Reeder
- QB Easton Stick (re-signed with Chargers)
- WR DeAndre Carter
- TE Richard Rodgers
- S Nasir Adderley
- C Will Clapp
- QB Chase Daniel
- DL Breiden Fehoko (non-tendered by Chargers)
- TE Donald Parham (non-tendered by Chargers)
- WR Jalen Guyton
- RT Storm Norton
- DL Joe Gaziano
- EDGE Derrek Tuszka
- K Cameron Dicker
- WR Michael Bandy (non-tendered by Chargers)
- LT Foster Sarell
- DL Forrest Merrill
- CB Kemon Hall