7 Chargers free-agent targets with ties to Brandon Staley

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7. Troy Hill, CB

There is a decent chance that the LA Chargers are going to lose Bryce Callahan this offseason. Signed after the 2022 NFL Draft, Callahan was an excellent signing by Tom Telesco as he produced exactly what the team needed last season.

Los Angeles did not land a starting slot cornerback in the 2022 draft so they took a chance on Callahan, who was coming off of an injury-plagued season that hampered his production. Back in the Staley/Vic Fangio defense, Callahan thrived.

The veteran cornerback was an above-average slot corner last season. So why is he likely going to go? This undoubtedly increased his market value and paying more for a veteran cornerback over 30 is very risky.

Instead, the team could trust in Ja'Sir Taylor to make a leap into a starting role while also knowing that they have Michael Davis and Asante Samuel Jr. to lead the way. If J.C. Jackson can return at some point that would be a huge boost as well.

The team does not need someone to start and play every snap, they just need someone that can provide depth and play both on the outside and inside. Troy Hill is a good candidate to do just that.

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While he primarily plays on the outside, Hill does have sizeable experience playing slot corner. He is nothing to write home about but as a fourth rotational corner he would be a luxury for the Chargers to have at a fraction of the cost that Callahan will likely demand.