LA Chargers: Potential waiver targets to sign following the trade deadline

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Emmanuel Ogbah
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2. Emmanuel Ogbah

The rest of the players on this list have not yet been waived at the time of writing this but there certainly is potential for them to be waived. We are not going to take a shot in the dark and include players who have no reason to be waived. We also are not going to include any of the really bad players who have been waived already and would make zero impact.

Emmanuel Ogbah is in the second year of a two-year, $15 million contract that he signed with the Miami Dolphins. While Ogbah still has value that he can offer the Dolphins, Miami is 1-7 and it is probably time for the team to start preparing for the 2022 NFL Draft. In the loaded AFC, they are not going to come close to making a playoff run.

There are two lines of thinking with an Ogbah waive. First, the Dolphins could look to save some money as if he was claimed on the waiver wire they would not have to pay the rest of this contract. Second, the team could simply be doing him (and his agent, these things are important) a favor and letting him sign with a contending team as it does not impact them anyway.

The team likely is not going to re-sign him after this season anyway. If they can save money or get on the agent's good side for a future business move then they should do it every time.

The LA Chargers need help on the defensive line. While the main focus is the run defense the fact of the matter is that Joey Bosa is not getting any help in getting to the quarterback and has been getting doubled at an absurd rate.

You can't win in the NFL if you can't generate pressure on the passer and Ogbah would help the team accomplish this goal.

Ogbah is playing really well this season and it is surprising that a team like the Chargers wouldn't outright trade a pick for him. The veteran edge rusher has 28 quarterback pressures already this season and has played solid run defense as well.

The Dolphins are foolish for not trading him but who knows, one more loss and he might just demand out and the Chargers should absolutely claim him on the waiver wire if so.