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2 speedster WRs hit the market for the Chargers to potentially sign

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The LA Chargers took a big hit in Week 3 when Jalen Guyton suffered a torn ACL at the end of the team's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fans were underwhelmed with what the team decided to do to replace Guyton, as they signed Jason Moore from the practice squad.

As expected, Moore did not do much of anything for the Bolts in Week 4 against the Houston Texans with Michael Bandy doing more as an elevated player from the practice squad. The team did bring in a speedster in John Hightower to the practice squad, so it will be interesting to see how they handle that.

At this point, especially with Keenan Allen's injury potentially lasting even longer than fans had hoped, the Chargers need to explore all options that are available. Luckily, there are two new speedster options that just hit the market for Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco to potentially bring in.

The Chargers should be interesting in Chris Conley and Andy Isabella

Chris Conley was on the Texans' practice squad and was officially released on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals waived Andy Isabella. Arizona likely wants to bring Isabella back on the practice squad considering they just drafted him three years ago ahead of DK Metcalf but the Chargers could still claim him off of waivers.

Neither receiver has necessarily done anything super impressive in recent years but they have a dynamic to their game that the Chargers currently lack: speed. Both Conley and Isabella ran sub-4.40 40-yard dashes at the NFL Combine and Isabella especially is intriguing as a 4.31 runner who is younger than Conley.

Either way, Conley or Isabella would be capable of slotting into the WR4/5 role that Jalen Guyton has left behind and would add that same over-the-top wrinkle that Guyton did. They would not put up incredible numbers on the Chargers but just having that big weapon to make a few big throws to is beneficial.

Moore is simply not that guy and as promising as Bandy has looked, he is not that guy either. Once Keenan Allen returns both guys are rather pointless in this offense whereas Conley or Isabella could carve out a role because of their athleticism.

It would not hurt to take a flier on an experienced, athletic receiver instead of elevating the someone who everyone knows is not going to make a difference. But then again, the Chargers seem allergic to adding speed to the receiver room, so it is unlikely to happen.

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