Every former Chargers player the Bolts will face during the 2024 season

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The LA Chargers are entering a new era under head coach Jim Harbaugh and as a result, a lot of familiar faces left the team this offseason. Saying goodbye to players on your favorite team is never easy and sometimes it can be even harder to have to face off against them in the future.

With the Chargers having so much roster turnover in recent years there are plenty of former players who used to don the powder blue that the Bolts will see during the 2024 season. Thankfully, the Chargers do not have to face off against fan-favorite Keenan Allen but there are still some other notable former Bolts that fans will see again.

Every former Chargers player the Bolts will face in 2024:

Week 1 (and Week 18) vs Las Vegas Raiders: Jalen Guyton, Brandon Facyson

The Las Vegas Raiders have made it a trend to bring in former Chargers players (although now the Chargers are returning the favor by signing a former Raiders draft bust). This offseason, Vegas did the ultimate Chargers copycat move by hiring Tom Telesco to be the team's new general manager.

Telesco brought another former Charger with him in Jalen Guyton, who signed late in free agency to compete for a roster spot in Vegas. Guyton joins Brandon Facyson, who has been in Vegas for several years and also plays a depth role.

Week 3 at Pittsburgh Steelers: Breiden Fehoko

There is no guarantee that the former Chargers fan-favorite will actually be on the active roster and playing in Week 3, but there is a chance. Fehoko played well whenever he got the opportunity in Los Angeles but for some reason or another, Brandon Staley never seemed to believe in Fehoko as a run-stuffer.

Week 4 (and Week 14) vs Kansas City Chiefs: Drue Tranquill, Cole Christiansen

Drue Tranquill left the Chargers in a controversial way on a cheap deal last offseason. After a strong season with the Kansas City Chiefs, Tranquill earned a pay raise from the Chiefs that will keep him in Kansas City for three more seasons. Linebacker Cole Christiansen had a cup of coffee on the Chargers and will compete for a backend roster spot in KC.

Week 6 (and Week 16) at Denver Broncos: Michael Bandy

Like Fehoko, there is no guarantee that Michael Bandy will even be on the active roster for the Denver Broncos in Week 6. But as it stands right now he is on the roster and could earn a spot on Sean Payton's 53-man roster.

Week 7 at Arizona Cardinals: Kyzir White, Justin Jones

Before Drue Tranquill left the Chargers for $3 million it was Kyzir White who left the team for just $3 million. Like Tranquill, White also got a pay bump one year after leaving the Chargers but his pay bump came from the Arizona Cardinals as he followed Jonathan Gannon to the desert.

The Cardinals also signed former Chargers defensive tackle Justin Jones to a three-year, $31.1 million contract that absolutely felt like a massive overpay at the time and still does not make that much sense.

Week 8 vs New Orleans Saints: Zander Horvath

Former Chargers seventh-round pick Zander Horvath is competing for a roster spot in New Orleans. After starting his Chargers career with a touchdown in each of his first two games, Horvath didn't make the roster in year two.

Week 9 at Cleveland Browns: Dustin Hopkins

Dustin Hopkins lost the starting kicker job to Cameron Dicker but it worked out for all parties involved. The Chargers have a great kicker and got a seventh-round pick out of it while Hopkins has a starting job and the Browns have a reliable kicker.

Week 10 vs Tennessee Titans: Kenneth Murray, Sebastian Joseph-Day, Nick Vannett

The Tennessee Titans have two starters from Staley's bad defense in LA as both Kenneth Murray and Sebastian Joseph-Day will start. The Murray signing was easily the worst out of the two, as the Titans gave Murray a favorable two-year, $15.5 million contract despite him being one of the worst starting linebackers in the sport.

At least SJD came at a better price for the Titans, as he signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the team.

Week 12 vs Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Van Noy

The Chargers made it a habit of signing former Baltimore Ravens players this offseason under Joe Hortiz but the Ravens also have a former Charger as well. Veteran edge rusher Kyle Van Noy re-signed with Baltimore after having another solid season with the team last year.

Week 13 at Atlanta Falcons: Younghoe Koo, Storm Norton

Getting rid of Younghoe Koo was one of the worst special teams decisions the Chargers ever made, but thankfully, that is no longer an issue with Dicker nailing field goals for the Bolts. Storm Norton is also on the roster and Chargers fans should hope he starts because if so then the pass rush is going to have a field day.

Week 17 at New England Patriots: Hunter Henry

A reunion with Hunter Henry given the status of the tight end room would have been nice but it was not meant to be as Henry re-signed with the Patriots. New England gave Henry a three-year, $15.4 million contract which was out of the Chargers' price range.