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Building the dream offseason for the LA Chargers in 2022

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Free agents the Chargers are re-signing:

Kyzir White ($5 million cap hit)

Kyzir White made the biggest jump in Brandon Staley's defense and with how thin the linebacker room is it is a no-brainer to bring him back this offseason. This might seem like a cheap cap hit for White, but PFF projects him to get a two-year, $9 million contract. We're actually giving him a raise! Three for $15 million.

Uchenna Nwosu ($5 million cap hit)

Everything that was just written about White can be written about Nwosu. While Nwosu is not as impactful as White, the EDGE position is still very thin and the Chargers would be left with a big hole if he left. The team could sign a different free agent, but Nwosu was good enough to earn a new deal.

Justin Jones ($4.5 million)

Justin Jones is really impactful to the LA Chargers but he is not a big name and is not likely to get a big contract offer in free agency. While it might sound crazy now, Jones is likely to get a two-year, $9 million contract, which the Chargers should dish out.

Justin Jackson ($2.5 million cap hit)

Justin Jackson played well enough to get a new deal from the LA Chargers but still did not play too well where another team is going to come in and pay him a bunch of money. A two-year, $5 million contract with $3.5 million guaranteed is a fair price for Jackson to be the team's RB2.

Andre Roberts ($2.5 million cap hit)

It is crucial to bring Andre Roberts back. He is the best returner the team has had since Darren Sproles and luckily, he won't come at a Sproles-like price.

Dustin Hopkins ($2 million cap hit)

Dustin Hopkins is the most reliable kicker that the Chargers have had in some time. With virtually no consistency at the position, it would be foolish for the team to not bring Hopkins back into the fold.

Oday Aboushi ($1.5 million cap hit)

Maybe I am being too optimistic here but I really want to see the Chargers bring back Oday Aboushi to start at right guard next season. Yes, the ACL injury is concerning but it also hides the fact that he was really good before the injury last season to keep his price at a similar level as last year.