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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 11, 2013

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Eight in the Box: Top offseason targets - Bill Williamson
Levitre is one of the best guards in the league. He will be sought after in free agency. But if the price is not through the roof, I think the Chargers will be a player for his services. The Chargers’ primary task this offseason is to improve the offensive line. Levitre would be a great start.

Chargers could see some CB movement - Bill Williamson
The Cleveland Browns reportedly are one of the teams interested in San Diego Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason. There are a few teams interested, and Cason will probably leave the Chargers.

Performance Based Value: Fullbacks - Nathan Jahnke
The takeaway message of this article is basically that you shouldn’t pay fullbacks, as McClain makes it a perfect five for five in terms of the highest paid fullbacks in 2012 also being the most overvalued. In his first year with the Chargers, his -4.5 Block Rating was the second-lowest in the league.

Performance Based Value: Offensive Tackles - Gordon McGuinness
Our fourth-worst-graded offensive tackle in 2011, Clary (+4.8) improved his game this past season, finishing the year ranked 38th. That improvement is nice, but still not worthy of a cap hit that high and that’s before taking into account the two missed games.

Louis Vasquez situation being closely watched - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
San Diego is something of a holding pattern for some guards scheduled to hit free agency Tuesday. The Chargers have made it known they're in the market for a veteran starter at the position, reaching out to the representation of prospects and expressing preliminary interest during a three-day contact window that began Friday night.

Chargers' inaction speaks louder than words - Kevin Acee (paywall)
Now, even though this free agent market is more plentiful at the positions the Chargers need players, no one should suggest recklessness. Remember what happened last March as the Chargers uncharacteristically (desperately) went out and spent in a free agent market light on worthy targets. You can’t fault them for trying, especially since the guys making the decisions knew it was win or be fired.