5 Chargers who just played their last game with the franchise

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2. Matt Feiler

Matt Feiler had a pretty bad start to the 2022 season and to be fair to the veteran left guard, he did turn things around as the year went along. He will was not great and certainly was not as good as he was in 2021 but Feiler kept it from being a real disaster of a season.

That being said, Feiler did not do enough to ultimately change his fate with the Chargers. While Feiler is not a free agent after this season, he is the most obvious cut candidate for the Bolts this offseason.

Feiler will have an $8.5 million cap hit if he sticks around with the Chargers next season. Los Angeles does not have much financial flexibility this offseason and for that reason, cutting Feiler becomes an obvious move. The Chargers can free up $6.5 million in cap space with Feiler only having a $2 million cap hit.

The best part for the Chargers is that they already know who their starting left guard should be next season. Jamaree Salyer was thrust into the starting left tackle role after Rashawn Slater's injury and he played quite well. The things he struggled with at left tackle will be masked at left guard, especially with Slater next to him.

Salyer will likely be better than Feiler next season and will be miles cheaper. It is a no-brainer for the Chargers to make this younger transition.

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