4 viable free agents still on the market with ties to the Chargers
By Jason Reed
3. DL Shelby Harris
The LA Chargers managed to not only re-sign Morgan Fox this offseason but managed to re-sign Fox on an extremely team-friendly deal. The pass-rushing specialist has a smaller cap hit than Jerry Tillery in 2023 and is paid far less than Denver's new free agent Zach Allen, who had fewer sacks and quarterback pressures last season.
Fox adds a much-needed pass-rushing presence on the interior but the team could still use another body on the defensive line. Breiden Fehoko has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Christian Covington's future is unclear.
If last season taught the team anything it is that depth on the defensive line is key and that is why Shelby Harris is a viable potential signing. Harris may not bring much of a pass-rushing presence but even in these latter years of his career, he is still producing as an effective run-stuffing defensive end.
The Chargers could create a legitimate three-man front of Sebastian Joseph-Day, Austin Johnson and Harris to play on early downs that should have great success against the run. Having a veteran like Harris who can filter out with a young player like Otito Ogbonnia, who is coming off injury, could be huge.
Harris and Staley spent time together in Denver and like the other two players on this list, Harris was released by the Seahawks this offseason so he does not factor into compensatory selections.