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6 notable former Chargers who are still without a team

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Austin Ekeler, Oday Aboushi
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Oday Aboushi

Oday Aboushi is in a very similar situation as Bryan Bulaga, although he has a lot more to offer to the table. Aboushi suffered a torn ACL in Week 5 of the 2021 season and missed the rest of the year after a really promising start for the Bolts in the first quarter of the season.

Aboushi was a flier signing on a cheap contract and it looked to pay dividends for the Bolts. It looked like the team was actually prepping itself to potentially bring him back and play guard if they took a right tackle in the draft or had the intent of kicking Matt Feiler out to right tackle.

However, with Aboushi not being signed in the same wave as Callahan and Kyle Van Noy, and with the team selecting Jamaree Salyer in the sixth round, it no longer seems like he will be back in the fold. Having depth is great but there is only so much the Chargers can spend as they need to leave space for in-season moves.

Aboushi's problem is that he was already a flier contract for the Bolts who did not have a big market offseason. The way he was playing last season he was definitely going to play himself into a market but getting hurt stopped that.

Now, Aboushi just has the same value as he had last offseason but has a recent ACL injury attached to his name, which obviously decreases his value. Whichever team does end up with him next season is going to land a diamond in the rough.

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