Free Agency Roundup: Day 2 - Ricky Henne
The second day of free agency was a busier day for the Bolts that saw the team bring back one of their current players while signing three new additions on offense.
King Dunlap a "Big" Addition to Offensive Line - Ricky Henne
One of Dunlap’s major assets is his versatility. He is equally adept at playing both left and right tackle, and that flexibility is important as the offensive line is a position that often gets hit hard by injuries. In the past, Dunlap has also even played a bit of guard when needed, becoming one of the tallest NFL players to ever play that position according to Stats Inc. Being able to pencil him in anywhere along the offensive line when needed will be a big boon for Head Coach Mike McCoy.
New Guard Chad Rinehart Brings Familiarity to O-Line - Ricky Henne
Rinehart, who signed a one-year contract with the team on Wednesday, spent three seasons with the Bills under the tutelage of Joe D’Alessandris, the Bolts new offensive line coach who held the same position in Buffalo during Rinehart’s time there. That familiarity will go a long way toward beefing up an offensive line that appears to be in the middle of a transition.
Chargers work late, land CB Derek Cox - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
The first-time general manager completed a four-year, $20 million deal with Derek Cox, the agreement arriving into the night and several hours after cornerback Jerraud Powers signed with the Cardinals. The contract carries a $5.2 million signing bonus with $10.25 million in guarantees, the amounts paid in the first two seasons.
Telesco's approach making sense - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Tom Telesco is the guy with the mop. He inherited the mess. That's why he's here. The mess. If the Chargers had a talented team, A.J. Smith might still be in charge. Rookie general managers typically became rookie GMs because the job isn't pretty.
Pranksters Record Two NFL GMs Discussing Free Agency Over The Phone - Barry Petchesky
It's a brilliant prank, and it never should've worked. How did a couple of 20-year-olds listen in on two NFL executives talking shop the day before free agency began? A little luck, great timing, and a 73-year old general manager who doesn't really understand how telephones work.