Off-season Outlook: San Diego Chargers - Chris Burke
Barksdale should be the easiest call on this list. The 28-year-old started all 16 games and has become a dependable right tackle amid another injury-plagued season from the Chargers’ O-line. His durability combined with his strong 2015 will put him on a lot of other radars, though. GM Tom Telesco could be outbid here.
Chargers agree to 4-year deal with OT Joe Barksdale - Eric Williams
The Chargers had trouble keeping guys healthy in 2015, using seven different starting offensive line combinations. San Diego also used 24 different combinations up front in 2015 -- fourth-most in the NFL.
Chargers to re-sign RT Joe Barksdale - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
Barksdale is the first to be re-signed. There remains mutual interest in a 14th season between the team and tight end Antonio Gates. A financial gap has been the hurdle to date, as they decide the appropriate compensation for a highly productive player who also turns 36 in June.
Bolts Strike Four-Year Deal with RT Joe Barksdale - Ricky Henne
"When you get an opportunity to be with a team that has pieces in place to win, you want to stick with it and help the team out," he said. "With the quarterback we have in Philip Rivers, the running backs and all the guys in general, you want to be a part of it. San Diego is one of the greatest cities in the world, and a great place to live. I love it."
Donald Butler defrauded Chargers - Kevin Acee (UT$)
Watch the film. It’s like Butler lost interest. A guy who was a playmaker, a hustler, on the verge of being a ballhawk, started going the wrong way, stopping, sometimes hardly starting. There were a few games after which his uniform might have actually been clean.
Prospect Profile: Laquon Treadwell - Ricky Henne
While not a burner, pundits say he has more speed and athleticism than he is given credit for. With natural hands and an unrivaled passion for the game, Treadwell is a safe bet to hear his name called early on day one.