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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 13, 2013

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J. Meric

Ex-Charger Louis Vasquez becomes a Bronco - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Re-signing the right guard was a top priority for San Diego; however, that wasn't enough to keep him from Colorado. He agreed Tuesday to a four-year deal reportedly worth $23.5 million with $13 million fully guaranteed.

What has stood out thus far in the AFC West in free agency - Bill Williamson
The San Diego Chargers’ offensive line is in just as bad a shape as Oakland’s defense. The team’s best offensive lineman, guard Louis Vasquez, defected to the Denver Broncos on Tuesday. The Chargers might need to find starters everywhere on the line but center. They have to get to work, although new signee King Dunlap could be in the mix somewhere.

San Diego Chargers add to O-line in NFL free agency - Bill Williamson
I think Dunlap will be given a chance to earn a spot at either right tackle or as a key backup, perhaps with the latter being the most likely scenario. This very likely doesn’t mean the Chargers are done looking for a starting left tackle. That is currently the spot where the team is expected to use the No. 11 pick.

2013 Free Agency Live Blog: Day 1 -
It’s an upgrade for the line given some of the problems they had at right guard, but Vasquez is far from a difference maker in the run game, an area the Broncos have struggled some. More of a worry has to be where this leaves the Chargers, already owners of a terrible line with a lack of depth.

Free Agency Roundup: Day 1 - Ricky Henne
The first day of free agency was a busy one around the NFL, and the San Diego Chargers made a number of calculated moves true to the vision General Manager Tom Telesco mapped out when he was first hired.

Chargers Claim Whittaker -
A 5-10, 202-pounder, Whittaker spent the final two weeks of the 2012 season on Arizona’s practice squad while Bolts’ offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt was the Cardinals’ head coach.