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3 WR trade targets for the Chargers that are actually realistic

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2. Kendrick Bourne

There are several wide receivers that could be traded from the New England Patriots before the deadline. Kendrick Bourne's name was the first to hit the rumor mill and joining him is Nelson Agholor as teams have reportedly called about the former Eagle.

While Agholor's speed might be intriguing, he does have a drop problem and does not come at a cheap cost salary-wise. The Patriots might be more willing to trade Agholor but the Chargers should not settle. If Bourne is not on the table, trade for one of the other options on this list.

In theory, the Chargers should be able to get Bourne for a fifth-round pick at most and it would be a great investment for the team to make. While Bourne is not a burner that is going to take the top off of a defense, he has shown that he can be one of the best YAC receivers in the entire sport.

This offense needs someone who can quickly gain separation off the line and turn that separation into yardage after the catch. The Chargers lead the league in YAC yardage right now but that is because of Austin Ekeler. It would be nice to have a receiver that can do the same.

What makes Bourne even more intriguing is the fact that he has another year under contract, giving the Chargers a fourth option for the receiver room next year.