The Chargers continued to add veteran bodies to the offensive line on Saturday by signing 29-year old Oday Aboushi to a one-year, $1.75 million deal. The move was first reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Accounting error by source. It’s $1.75m for Aboushi. Source has been appropriately scolded, I promise. https://t.co/pbNPVm8Udg— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 20, 2021
Aboushi was originally drafted by the Jets in the fifth round back in 2013. After spending three seasons in New York, he was released and claimed off waivers by the Texans where he played from 2015-2016. Since 2017, he has also spent time with the Seahawks, Raiders, Cardinals, and Lions.
So far in his career, Aboushi has played in 64 total games with 41 starts under his belt. As a rookie, he started a career-high 10 games for the Jets at left guard and most recently started eight games for the Lions on the other side this past season.
Aboushi is likely being brought in as veteran competition for the starting guard spot opposite Matt Feiler. Should the Chargers proceed to pass on any more bodies at guard, he’ll battle the likes of Tyree St. Louis, Ryan Hunter, and Scott Quessenberry to earn the job.
At 6’5 and 315 pounds, he adds great size to the interior while apparently bringing some nasty to the position group, as well. Just take a look at the video below.
Lions RG Oday Aboushi serves up some Thanksgiving pancakes pic.twitter.com/HuqzBDPWgM— Zoltán Buday (@PFF_Zoltan) November 26, 2020
Early thoughts on the signing? Does it move the needle for you at all? Let me know.