Salary-cap flexibility grades for all 32 NFL teams in 2017 - Kevin Seifert
The Chargers got a little top-heavy after using the franchise tag on defensive end Melvin Ingram ($14.5 million), giving them four players who count $9.5 million or more against the cap: quarterback Philip Rivers ($20 million), cornerback Brandon Flowers ($11 million) and defensive lineman Corey Liuget ($9.5 million). They can lessen Ingram's hit with a long-term extension, but otherwise, the Chargers' situation is not ideal if you're of the belief that they must make significant roster progress to compete.
ESPN's Matt Bowen Offers Mid Round Gems That Would Fit the Bolts - Ricky Henne
And you look at the defensive front for Gus Bradley. I have been watching a lot of Alabama film. After watching them you are going to talk about OJ Howard, Rueben Foster, a couple linebackers and you see Tim Williams. Tim Williams I think it is time for him to (get more attention). He reminds me of Leonard Floyd from Georgia. Long, lean, explosive, super athletic, a little raw still but you are going to get value with him.
GM Tom Telesco: Chargers working on long-term deal for Melvin Ingram - Eric Williams
"It was important to get him back with us," Telesco said. "We put the franchise tag on him right now, and we will continue to talk with them. We still have time, until July 15, to try and work on a long-term deal."
ESPN's top 150 NFL free agents for 2017 - ESPN NFL (insider)
Te'o suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Week 3 against the Colts and was done for the year. He has good instincts at the inside linebacker position and offers good leadership skills. In four years with the Chargers, however, Te'o missed a combined 26 games.
Lynn Shares Insight on How He'll Use Melvin Gordon, Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry and More - Ricky Henne
"I believe in using multiple running back. That’s the way we’ll do it. But, it doesn’t matter who is in the backfield with Melvin; if he is (in a groove) then we’ll keep giving it to him over and over. I’m a proponent of let the hot hand roll. If Melvin touches the ball and Melvin produces, Melvin will stay in the game. But, we will be using multiple running backs."
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