Chargers news: Bolts interview defensive coordinator candidates, interest in HBCU draft prospect

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The past month or so has been the calm before the storm for the LA Chargers. While the team has still made news with coaching changes after falling short in the 2023 NFL Playoffs, there are bigger moves on the horizon for the franchise.

After a super aggressive offseason a year ago, the Chargers head into this offseason needing to free up over $20 million in salary cap space. The Bolts are likely going to make a lot of headlines this offseason as they accomplish that goal and still try to improve the roster.

Before the flurry of moves, though, the Chargers are still making news. Here is your Chargers news roundup for Wednesday, February 22.

Chargers news roundup:

  • The Chargers interviewed New England Patriots DL coach DeMarcus Covington and University of Houston defensive coordinator Doug Belk for the team's vacant defensive coordinator position. Renaldo Hill left the Chargers to join Vic Fangio's staff on the Miami Dolphins and Derrick Ansley is expected to be promoted to DC. However, the Chargers still have to interview outside candidates, hence these two interviews.
  • The Chargers were named as one of 14 teams that have spoken with HBCU standout Andrew Farmer, per Justin Melo of The Draft Network. Melo is a defensive end prospect that would be a late-round pick.

NFL news roundup:

  • The Tennessee Titans released tackle Taylor Lewan on Wednesday, making him the first big-name cap casualty of the offseason. Speculation continues to swirl around Ryan Tannehill's future and whether or not he is going to stay with the Titans in 2023.
  • Derek Carr visited with the New York Jets on Monday and it reportedly went very well for both sides. New York pitched Carr as being a first-ballot Hall of Famer if he were to come to New York and ultimately win the Super Bowl.
  • Vance Joseph interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles for their vacant defensive coordinator position. Philadelphia is still looking to replace Jonathan Gannon, who was hired to be the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

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