Not only did the LA Chargers embarrass themselves in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the team got banged up in the process. The Bolts were already dealing with several key injuries in this game and it only got worse for the Bolts in the game itself.
The likes of Joey Bosa, Rashawn Slater and Kenneth Murray all went out with injuries in this game. Then, in a pointless fourth-quarter drive, both Josh Palmer and Jalen Guyton were banged up. Of those injuries, Slater's and Guyton's look particularly serious and could lead to a big chunk of time missed. The status of Bosa and Murray is unclear. Palmer doesn't seem too serious.
Regardless, this uber-talented roster is suddenly depleted and the team may need to dip into the free-agent pool to help replenish the roster.
Here are 4 free agent the Chargers can sign amid the injury plague:
1. Eric Fisher, T
If Rashawn Slater is going to miss a good chunk of time then the LA Chargers need to sign the best tackle on the market, Eric Fisher. On paper, the Chargers are still a playoff team and this would allow him to block in front of one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The former Chiefs Pro Bowler is not going to get many options that are better.
Fisher was not his prime self last season but he was still fine and has a lot of experience playing left tackle. One thing is for certain: he would be far better at the position than Storm Norton, who was absolutely terrible in the limited number of snaps he got in Week 3.
Ian Rapoport reported on Monday morning that Slater suffered a biceps injury and it is one that is potentially concerning and serious. If Slater has to miss a big chunk of time with this injury then Fisher is a nice long-term option to hold down the fort.
Once Slater returns, if he does return, Fisher could potentially slide over to right tackle if his play warrants it. Fisher has played right tackle before in his career and it all depends on how he and Trey Pipkins are playing.
Fisher might prefer a team where he is guaranteed a starting job for the rest of the year, which might hurt the Bolts' chances. Being able to sign him and not rush Slater back would be huge for the team, though, and would be significantly better than Norton.
Update: It has officially been reported that Rashawn Slater suffered a torn biceps tendon and is expected to miss the rest of the 2022 season.