3 positions the Chargers should have added to instead of signing LB Tae Crowder

The Chargers shocked fans by signing a linebacker on Tuesday.
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Chargers should have signed a tackle before a linebacker

The Chargers already added more tackle depth during the preseason by signing Matt Kaskey weeks ago. That is not enough as Kaskey is not a reliable option to play a bigger role for the Chargers and that is what the team needs.

The starting offensive line should be great in 2023 but as we al know, injuries are bound to happen and the depth of the offensive line will be tested. There are legitimate concerns that the offense line will cave-in when tested as the depth, particularly at tackle, has been awful thus far.

Foster Sarell has not made any improvements from a year ago and is making all of the same mistakes that hurt the team when he played. Austen Pleasants was particularly bad in the preseason game against the Saints as well, giving the team no real swing tackle options.

It looks like the Chargers may take a wait-and-see approach with the tackle position. The team only has a big need at swing tackle if they have to use a swing tackle. This very well could be a situation where the Bolts run out with the current outlook and only make an addition if they absolutely need to in the future.

That is a dangerous strategy, though, as the team could lose out on the very select number of veterans still on the market.