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Chargers Daily Links: Chargers should take a gander at Jason Peters

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Veteran tackles don’t grow on trees

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With Russell Okung tentatively on his way to Carolina at the start of the new league year, the Chargers have another hole to fill at left tackle. Coincidentally, two veteran yet viable tackle options became available yesterday. The Eagles announced they were mutually splitting with Jason Peters and Washington agreed to let Trent William’s agent search for a trade partner.

One is obviously going to be more expensive than the other. Peters may cost between 8-12 million while Williams could garner a potential first-round pick. Peters looks to be the better option in this situation if the team believes they need a veteran blindside protector to help protect their first-round pick. Of course, the sixth-overall pick could also be the one doing the blocking depending on the direction they go.

TGIF and hopefully the Chargers aren’t done making moves this early in the offseason!

Los Angeles Chargers: Free agent tackles to target after Trai Turner trade

https://boltbeat.com/2020/03/05/los-angeles-chargers-tackles-trai-turner-trade/

“The Los Angeles Chargers pulled off a highway robbery and the main guilty suspect is none other than Chargers general manager, Tom Telesco. Telesco flipped former Pro Bowl tackle Russell Okung to the Carolina Panthers for Pro Bowl guard, Trai Turner.”

LA Chargers: Five players to watch at the scouting Combine recap

https://boltbeat.com/2020/03/05/la-chargers-watch-combine-recap/

“Lance Zierlein of NFL.com gives Herbert a prospect grade of 6.45, which says that he will be a starter within the first two years. There were never any questions surrounding Herbert’s physique or athleticism, the main concerns are about his mental game.”

NFL mock draft 2020: Several players rise in first round after combine

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/draft/2020/03/03/nfl-mock-draft-2020-combine-derrick-brown-isaiah-simmons/4931172002/

“It feels like mock projections could shift significantly in the coming weeks – we’re still waiting to see many LSU and Ohio State players who skipped combine workouts while waiting for a concrete update on the hip of Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa – but here’s the newest forecast, partially based on what happened in Indy.”

ESPN interested in acquiring QB Philip Rivers for commentator position

https://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/05/espn-interested-in-acquiring-qb-philip-rivers-for-commentator-position/

“The network plans to attempt to acquire Al Michaels from NBC Sports for “Monday Night Football” after failing to get former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who landed a monstrous deal with CBS.”

Why Chargers should look to sign OT Jason Peters

https://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/05/why-chargers-should-look-to-sign-ot-jason-peters/

“While there will be plenty of free agent offensive tackles that should intrigue Los Angeles, there is another one that was added to the crop after he was notified that he would not be back on Thursday.”

Every NFL Team’s Weakest Link Heading into Free Agency

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2878972-every-nfl-teams-weakest-link-heading-into-free-agency

“Right tackle is as big of a concern since Sam Tevi isn’t good. Yes, the 2017 sixth-round pick’s play slightly improved last season, but that isn’t saying much.”

NFL Players Who Will Be Overhyped, Overpaid in Free Agency

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2879039-nfl-players-who-will-be-overhyped-overpaid-in-free-agency

“The problem is that he has already started to decline. It became clear in 2019 that he has lost his deep-ball accuracy. He had 23 turnovers to go with his 23 touchdown passes, and his passer rating of 88.5 was his second-lowest of the past decade.”

Nine guidelines to avoid disaster (and maybe find success) in NFL free agency

https://theathletic.com/1648128/2020/03/04/nine-guidelines-to-avoid-disaster-and-maybe-find-success-in-nfl-free-agency/

“Of the 36 Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the field for at least one offensive or defensive snap during the Super Bowl, 10 were originally signed to the roster as unrestricted free agents.”

Sando’s Combine Notebook: A GM projects the first 10 picks of the draft

https://theathletic.com/1648440/2020/03/02/sandos-combine-notebook-a-gm-mocks-the-first-10-picks-of-the-draft/

“If you are the coach in his situation, you might want to take another position in the draft and go with Tyrod Taylor, who has played in the playoffs, rather than go with Herbert and start over,” another exec said.

LeSean McCoy to Hit Free Agency, Opening Door for Reunion with Chargers’ Anthony Lynn

https://www.si.com/nfl/chargers/news/lesean-mccoy-chiefs-chargers-free-agency-anthony-lynn

“As the Los Angeles Chargers weigh their options with impending free-agent running back Melvin Gordon, another rusher with ties to the organization could become available as a potential replacement. The Kansas City Chiefs do not plan to re-sign veteran tailback LeSean McCoy when he contract expires later this month.”