5 Chargers who just played their last game with the franchise

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3. DeAndre Carter

DeAndre Carter was a savvy signing by the LA Chargers as he ended up having a bigger role on this team than initially expected. Jalen Guyton suffering a season-ending ACL injury so early in the season (along with Keenan Allen's early injury) forced the Chargers to make Carter a bigger part of the offense.

There were hit-and-miss moments with Carter as a receiver. He had some really strong moments where it looked like the Chargers found a diamond in the rough. Then there were moments when Carter's flaws were apparent, which is why he wasn't signed to be a top-three receiver in the first place.

Carter did enough to increase his value after his one-year deal with the Bolts and that will likely lead to him finding a new team in 2023. The Chargers simply do not have the funds to bring Carter back into the fold unless he signs a league-minimum deal. That no longer seems likely.

Guyton is a restricted free agent so the Chargers should be able to bring him back. The team still needs more receiver depth and absolutely should target that at some point in the draft. This team loves being short-handed at wide receiver and that cannot be the case yet again next season.

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