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is AJ just getting younger or does the loss of our talented free agents represent a fire sale?

 

AJ’s tendencies regarding free agency are well documented; he doesn’t like to add talent by free agency, particularly marquee free agents.  I thought I’d add up the 2009 cap numbers for the New and Gone free agents.  I didn’t have numbers for Banks, Mason or McDonald so I threw them in at $300,000 as a guess.  It seems like AJ has cleared about $ 13M in cap room from these moves.

 

At first I started this investigation because it seemed like the Chargers are having a fire sale this off-season.

 

But as I looked at in more detail there are quite a few guys with old legs on that Gone list: Bennett, LT, Jamal, Osgood, Mano.

 

So is AJ just getting younger or does the loss of our talented free agents represent a fire sale?

New              Garay, Antonio                   $480,000

New              Clark, Corey                       $306,412

New              Strickland, Donald               $950,000

New              Banks, Gary                        $300,000

New              Mason, Marcus                   $300,000

New              Vasher, Nathan                $4,866,666

New              McDonald, Ryan                  $300,000

New              Green, Tyronne                   $412,312

New Sum                                               $7,915,390

 

 

Gone              Bennett, Michael                  $1,506,630

Gone              Cromartie, Antonio               $2,019,130

Gone              Hughes, Brandon                    $356,662

Gone              Manumaleuna, Brandon       $1,700,000

Gone              Osgood, Kassim                   $1,156,630

Gone              Tomlinson, LaDainian           $7,548,299

Gone              Whitehurst, Charlie                  $718,630

Gone              Williams, Jamal                     $5,306,630

Gone              Ghiaciuc, Eric                       $1,038,890

Gone Sum                                                 $21,351,501

This FanPost was written by a member of the Bolts From The Blue community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bolts From The Blue editors or SB Nation.

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