We have already dove into the 2022 Chargers players who still have not found a home in free agency but they are not alone. There are also former Chargers who played with the team before the 2022 season that remain on the free-agent scrap heap.
While the market is not nearly as talented as it was a week ago, there are still some potential gems to find, including those who previously played for the Bolts.
We are not diving into all of the former Chargers who are in free agency, as there are quite a few lesser players who might not even end up playing in 2023. These former Chargers are the cream of the crop as far as this category is concerned.
5 former Chargers who stand out in the NFL free-agent market:
1. Matt Feiler
The Chargers cut Matt Feiler shortly after signing Trey Pipkins to a new deal in a move that was highly expected. Feiler was not awful for the Bolts last season but he did take a step back. With relatively low dead money attached to his deal and Jamaree Salyer ready to start, cutting Feiler was a no-brainer.
That being said, he still has a lot of value to offer another team as an offensive lineman. In a perfect world, the Chargers would bring him back for cheaper to be a depth piece but Feiler is understandably going to want a starting role next season.
Feiler can play both guard and tackle and he still has several more years to play in the NFL as he will turn 31 in July. There are a lot of bad offensive lines in the league right now and it is undeniable that several teams would benefit from having Feiler on their offensive line in 2023.