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What the Chargers should do with the remaining $9.4 million to spend

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4. Sign a depth outside linebacker

There are two ways the Chargers could go with this remaining spending space. The team could either sign a cheap outside linebacker for depth purposes or the team could look to sign a veteran running back to provide depth. With so little to spend, it is hard to imagine the Chargers getting someone who adds all that much at running back and the team probably should be targeting the position in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Could the Chargers sign a running back if the price is right? Sure. It all depends on what the price is and who the team likes. Personally, I think it makes more sense to draft that running back and add depth at outside linebacker.

Uchenna Nwosu was replaced with Khalil Mack but no one has replaced Kyler Fackrell, who signed with the Las Vegas Raiders. The Bolts should be looking to bring in another one-year outside linebacker as Chris Rumph may not be ready for that big of a workload. The Bolts are thin at the position with Rumph and Egbule being the only depth options.

Someone like A.J. Klein could make sense for the Bolts depending on what his market value is. Klein still has not signed and has connections to the team as he was with the New Orleans Saints. K.J. Wright is another name who would be great in LA, but he would likely cost too much.

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Regardless, the Chargers have $2.4 million left in space to spend on a depth outside linebacker and should be looking to spend slightly under that just to have more room for in-season spending. Fackrell signed a $1.1 million deal with Vegas, so the Chargers should be looking to sign someone in that $1.1-1.7 million range if possible.

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