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3 best free-agent tackles the Chargers can sign to replace Rashawn Slater

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2. Daryl Williams

It is surprising that Daryl Williams did not end up on an NFL roster to start the 2022 season. Williams has not been elite but he has been relatively reliable and has not missed a single game over the last two seasons. On top of that, he is versatile and can play inside as well as outside, which typically puts him in good favor with NFL teams.

All that being said he is still available on the market and is an option for the Bolts to pursue at the right tackle position. Despite his versatility, Williams has played very few snaps on the left side of the offensive line with most of his work coming on the right side.

The Chargers could sign Williams with the intent of playing him at right tackle and moving Pipkins over to left tackle. There is a chance that Pipkins' production could go down on the left side but if he keeps playing like he has been then the Chargers' O-line can definitely hold up.

Williams split time almost directly down the middle between guard and tackle last season. In 778 pass-blocking snaps for a pass-heavy Buffalo Bills team, Williams allowed 40 pressures for a 97% efficiency rate (per PFF). Not fantastic numbers, but certainly better than Norton.

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