Chargers Free Agency

4 players who could be cut and become Chargers free agency targets

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James Bradberry
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4. James Bradberry

The New York Giants are in the precarious situation of being in a horrible cap situation despite being one of the worst teams in the league. Not only are the Giants $10.7 million over the projected cap but they have very few contracts that they can actually cut to free up money. One of them is one of their better players in James Bradberry.

While it is not ideal to cut one of your better players, the Giants really have no other option. Our own FanSided sister site, GMenHQ, named Bradberry as someone who new general manager Joe Schoen could cut this offseason. If so, the Chargers may be interested.

The Chargers need all the cornerback help they can get. While Michael Davis is fine as a CB2 and Asante Samuel Jr. showed potential in his rookie year, the Bolts can not fully trust the secondary after last season. Plus, the depth behind those two is atrocious.

The Chargers realistically need to draft a cornerback in the high rounds and bring in someone via free agency. They could either make one splashy signing, like for J.C. Jackson, or could bring in two quality corners for depth, like Bradberry and someone like Chardavius Ward.

Suddenly, a cornerback room of (in no particular order) Bradberry, Ward, Davis, Samuel and an early-round draft pick is talented and deep enough to hold up in Brandon Staley's defense.

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Bradberry was a Pro Bowler in 2020 and recorded a career-high four interceptions in 2021 while being able to play outside and in the slot. His coverage numbers were not great, but if he is the fourth-best corner on the team then the Chargers can utilize him in positions to make him succeed.