5 former Chargers who are still having trouble finding a job

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Matt Feiler

The Chargers had to make some drastic cost-cutting moves this offseason because of the moves Tom Telesco made last offseason. Instead of ripping the band-aid off last year, Telesco decided to go all-in on a core that proved it was not good enough to contend for a Super Bowl.

The only real cost-cutting measure that the Chargers committed to that wasn't a contract restructure was releasing Matt Feiler. Feiler was a starting guard for the Bolts in 2022 but it was clear after Jamaree Salyer's fantastic rookie season that there was no need at all for the veteran guard.

Feiler then signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and did not have a great season. Feiler was the starting guard to start the season but lost his job after suffering an injury. With two straight years of underwhelming play in his back pocket, Feiler is not an enticing signing.

All that being said, Feiler could make sense as a post-May 1 signing for the Chargers, assuming he signs for the league minimum. Signing Feiler to start would be a massive mistake but his versatility to play both guard and right tackle would make him a valuable depth piece for the Bolts.

Plus, Feiler was part of the best offensive line the Chargers have had in quite some time (2021) so that experience could bode well and improve the team. Just like Phillips, Feiler actually makes sense to bring back into the fold at the right price.