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4 best next moves for the LA Chargers after signing Gerald Everett

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3. LA Chargers re-sign Andre Roberts

Andre Roberts was one of the best in-season additions the LA Chargers have ever made as he gave the team its best return man since Darren Sproles was wearing the powder blue. Roberts proved that he is still one of the best return men in the game but he has not yet been signed by the Chargers.

Perhaps Roberts was waiting out for a multi-year deal but with his age, he is likely going to get one-year deals. A return man who does not offer any offensive impact whatsoever is not going to get a large contract and a $1.5-2 million salary is absolutely fair for what Roberts brings to the team.

I am just not sure what the replacement plan is if the team does not bring back Roberts. Sure, the Bolts could target a return man in the 2022 NFL Draft but they would likely do so late in the draft and as we have seen for years now, these players can be really hit or miss.

I am also not worried too much about Roberts not impacting the offense much. After re-signing Chase Daniel, the Chargers have every reason in the world to outright cut Easton Stick and carry two quarterbacks on the roster. That allows the team to carry the normal six receivers on the depth chart instead of five, making Roberts' inclusion on the roster makes more sense.

If another team comes in and offers Roberts a two-year, $6 million contract then the Bolts are simply going to miss out and pivot. But if they have $2 million left to spend then there is no better option than to bring Roberts back.

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