5 former Chargers who stand out among the free-agent scrap heap

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5. Trai Turner

There are a lot more former Chargers on the market and some fans may argue against including Turner for that reason. However, all of the other options are either in niche roles, didn't really play much last season or have an injury bug that is impossible to ignore (looking at you, Jason Verrett).

Out of all the remaining options, Turner is the one who stands out the most as he actually had a starting role (for the most part) in 2022. He is a five-time former Pro Bowler and as bad as he was with the Chargers, there is a lot of bad offensive line play and Turner could probably start on 10 NFL teams tomorrow.

Turner ended up starting 12 games at guard for the Washington Commanders last season and he was good enough for the team. He was not great but he was serviceable enough to prove that he still has something to offer in this league.

Turner allowed 22 quarterback pressures in 431 pass-blocking snaps, per Pro Football Focus, and was fine as a run blocker. His 97% pass-blocking efficiency ranked 41st among 50 guards with at least 400 pass-blocking snaps last season.

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While that is not great, it is enough to get him a job. After all, that was only 0.2% worse than Matt Feiler and 0.1% worse than Zion Johnson. While Johnson is only going to get better with time, as far as production goes, he was similar to Turner last season.