There is about to be a lot of Chargers news for fans to digest as things are about to get very busy as far as the NFL is concerned. NFL free agency officially begins on March 15 with teams not only looking to pursue players but to simply get cap compliant.
The Chargers are one of those teams and they made their first move toward being cap compliant by restructuring both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. There is still more work to be done but that was the first big nugget of Chargers news for the offseason.
While the offseason is not yet to its frantic point, there is still some Chargers news to digest in this Friday news roundup.
Chargers news roundup:
- The Chargers are making another addition to the coaching staff. LA is expected to hire Georgia Southern defensive coordinator Will Harris as a defensive backs coach. Harris previously served as the DBs coach for Washington from 2018 through 2021.
- The NFL released its compensatory selections for the 2023 NFL Draft and the Chargers did not benefit from getting any extra picks thanks to the big free-agent spending last offseason. However, with several key free agents this offseason, the Chargers may end up getting some compensatory picks in the 2024 NFL Draft.
- Sebastian Joseph-Day put together his best efforts to try and recruit long-time New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty to the LA Chargers. McCourty publicly shot down Joseph-Day's recruitment attempts.
NFL news roundup:
- The Minnesota Vikings officially released long-time receiver Adam Thielen on Friday in what was an expected move. Minnesota saved $6.4 million towards the 2023 salary cap by moving on from Thielen.
- The Philadelphia Eagles have granted cornerback Darius Slay permission to seek out a trade this offseason. If he is traded it will be the second time the cornerback is traded in his career.
- The New York Jets traded a seventh-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for safety Chuck Clark. New York is also embroiled in heavy trade rumors surrounding Aaron Rodgers, who met with the team this week.