As the lone supporter of Jahleel Addae amongst the BFTB staff, I received some very pleasant news earlier today:
Chargers offered contract to multiple in-house FAs prior to combine. S Jahleel Addae among them. Talks ongoing. Teams covet his physicality.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) March 2, 2017
Ignoring the worrying idea that Jahleel Addae's use of his head in tackling is 'coveted' by teams in the NFL (but sure, player safety is of paramount importance to the NFL...), the Chargers looking to bring back Jahleel Addae is a good thing. He's no all-star, but he's a solid (maybe even good) box safety who shouldn't be too expensive to retain. I expect it to be a three-year deal; although I'd hope for him to be brought back for around an average of $3.5m a year, I think that around the $4.5m range is more realistic.
Michael Gehlken's tweet talks about 'multiple' in house FAs. While we don't know for sure who they are and aren't interested in bringing back, this tweet certainly suggests that Danny Woodhead is a big priority for them:
A statement from Danny Woodhead's agent following Chargers GM Tom Telesco's press conference today in Indianapolis: pic.twitter.com/PZCmOp1Dyq— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) March 2, 2017
The Chargers have 12 total Unrestricted Free Agents in all. My personal feeling is that Woodhead and Addae will be bought back, alongside Damion Square, Jeff Cumberland, Mike Windt, Kellen Clemens, and Tourek Williams (which would mean the end of Ronnie Hillman, Dexter McCluster, Manti Te'o, Sean Lissemore, and Robert McClain). Manti Te'o is the most likely out of that second group to have received a contract offer from the Chargers, but his play thus far certainly doesn't justify it.
Considering that 83% of you wanted Danny Woodhead resigned, and 74% wanted Jahleel Addae resigned, this should (hopefully) be positive news for the majority of you - although it's important to remember that nothing has been finalized yet.