Eagles cut veteran tackle that Chargers fans previously swooned over in free agency

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The last week of preseason games is officially in the books as the 32 teams in the NFL will now turn their attention to cutting the roster down to 53 players. It is going to be a tough cut process for the LA Chargers this year as there is plenty of talented players who deserve a roster spot.

While the Chargers are going to have a hard time getting to 53 players, the team should still be keeping an eye on the cuts throughout the league to see if there is anyone that makes sense. If a talented player becomes available at a position of need, perhaps backup quarterback, then it makes sense for the Bolts to put in a waiver claim.

Offensive line depth is something that a team can never have too much of and the Bolts would benefit from bringing in a veteran offensive tackle is possible. The Philadelphia Eagles recently gifted the Chargers an intriguing possibility to do so as the team waived veteran tackle Dennis Kelly.

Dennis Kelly could make a lot of sense for the Chargers

Chargers fans previously swooned over Kelly as a potential free-agent addition in the 2022 offseason. Fans were not expecting Trey Pipkins to turn into a serviceable starter at right tackle and Kelly was viewed as one of the better veteran contingency plans that the team could have signed.

Kelly instead signed with the Indianapolis Colts and appeared in 16 games, starting three. After one year in Indy Kelly signed a deal with the Philadlephia Eagles that did not last him to the regular season.

There are some concerns with the backup tackles that the Chargers have on the roster. Foster Sarell and Zack Bailey helped bring some faith to the room with decent enough performances in the last two preseason games but that may not be enough. Neither player has a big enough track record of being successful to fully trust yet.

Kelly, meanwhile, is someone with years of experience who could play on either side of the offensive line if need be. Kelly is not the most explosive tackle and he won't come in and play at an elite level but he would at least offer that veteran support that the Chargers currently don't have in the reserves.

Outside of Corey Linsley, this is a pretty young offensive line group for the Chargers. Adding another veteran to the room is never a bad thing, especially when he has proven that he can play at a really high level, which Kelly did in 2020.