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According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have begun contract negotiations with center Nick Harwick and left tackle Jared Gaither.
Chargers general manager A.J. Smith has all along wanted to focus on solidifying the offensive line before doing anything else in free agency. And this is a step in the right direction of making sure starting quarterback Philip Rivers remains upright next season.
Once the Chargers are done with Hardwick and Gaither, they’ll then focus on trying to get wide receiver Vincent Jackson re-signed.
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Like I had written in my “Players Who Didn’t Get The Franchise Tag article from Tuesday, the Chargers opted to avoid slapping wide receiver Vincent Jackson with the franchise tag for the second year in a row, allowing him to test the free agent market. Will the Chargers be able to come up with a new long-term extension before free agency starts? Will they even want to? I’m...
In one of the more perplexing moves this offseason, the San Diego Chargers did not place the franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson. Jackson is now set to become a free agent once the free agency period begins on March 13th. There is a very good chance that once he hits the open market, the physical receiver will be in another uniform next season. Vincent Jackson is already...
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According to a recent story by U-T San Diego, the San Diego Chargers are interested in acquiring free agent DE Mario Williams.
Said the paper:
Meanwhile, the Chargers have assigned an (unknown) price they would be willing to pay for Williams.
The Chargers did talk with Ben Dogra, Williams’ agent, at the Combine. But Dogra is among the biggest agents in the business, and it is...
According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have assigned an unknown price that they would be willing to pay in order to sign defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams.
The Chargers know they need to improve their pass rush this offseason, and Williams would certainly help them get off the field on third downs. The only problem is that there will likely be...
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The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with linebacker Demorrio Williams, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week.
The 31-year-old Williams played in 12 games last season for Kansas City as a reserve linebacker and on special teams. He is expected to give the Chargers some depth at inside linebacker behind returning starters Takeo Spikes...