3 free agents that may follow Chargers' new coaches to LA

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S Chuck Clark

One position that will need to be addressed but is not a huge priority is the safety position. As great as Derwin James is, he is not a conventional safety and there is no real depth alongside him at the position.

Alohi Gilman is a free agent this offseason and JT Woods has done nothing to show that he can be a reliable NFL option. Sure, there are some back-end roster guys who can fill in, but the Chargers would be best off making some kind of addition to the room.

With more pressing needs in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Chargers may be forced to sign a cheap veteran safety in order to fill this need. That is where Chuck Clark comes in, as he undoubtedly would come at a cheap price and may want to reunite with his former defensive backs coach, Jesse Minter.

Clark was traded to the New York Jets prior to last season but never actually suited up in New York as he tore his ACL. The 28-year-old safety is now a free agent and will likely sign close to the minimum after not playing an entire season.

If Clark is the only move the Chargers make then that is dangerous but as part of a bigger solution, he could be a great fit. His injury is concerning but Clark is still on the right side of 30 and has played at a high level in the past. Heck, his 2020 season under Minter was undoubtedly his best and Minter may be able to unlock some of that in LA.