Remaining free agent targets for the Chargers after signing J.K. Dobbins

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Entering the 2024 offseason, the LA Chargers were among the teams with the worst cap space in the league. Now, newly Joe Hortiz and the Harbaugh team have some room to have fun with over $30 million in cap space.

Restructuring Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa's contracts played a big part in this. Trading Keenan Allen for a fourth-round pick was a painful yet somewhat necessary move that also transferred a sizeable chunk of the cap. Releasing Mike Williams freed up an additional $20 million.

The Chargers used some of that salary cap space on Wednesday to sign former Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins. Dobbins reunites with Gus Edwards and is the latest addition to the rebuilt running back room in LA.

There is still more salary-cap space to spend, however, even after factoring in the 2024 NFL Draft. There are two names, in particular, that also make sense for the Bolts following the Dobbins signing.

Remaining free agents that may intrigue the Chargers:

Justin Simmons

Let's start with a former Denver Broncos star who has brought real damage to the Chargers for the past few years. Justin Simmons is a four-time All-Pro, with his most recent place in that same elite squad just last year in 2023.

When targeting this star safety, opposing quarterbacks have a 58.4 passer rating. He is also not only great against the pass, this is a player that is a game-changer on defense. He has 30 career interceptions and in the last two years, he's forced 5 fumbles on the field.

This is a player that can offer a lot to Jim Harbaugh and his defense, and stick it to the Broncos in the meantime as well.

Adoree' Jackson

He's a young 28-year-old cornerback who is a former Jim Thorpe winner in college and has started nearly every game in his career.

The Chargers secondary still needs help, especially at the cornerback position. Signing veteran free agent Kristian Fulton to pair with Asante Samuel Jr. was a good start, but there is rarely any depth behind them.

Adoree Jackson may not be the highest-quality starter, but he's still a fairly young player with veteran experience at 28 years old.

Jackon could be a solid budget pick-up that can help fill out the 53 man roster. He was formerly a highly prized free agent just a few years ago, but he was hit with some injuries that affected his play down on the field.

It's a good time to pick him up, and give him another chance to reach his proven potential.