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Kenny Wiggins has been lauded for his versatility throughout his career. Now on the verge of free agency, the Chargers offensive lineman says that he is solely focused on playing guard. 

“I’ve always said the more you can do, the less you get paid,” Wiggins said. “It’s the truth. You’ve got to be able to play in one spot and play it well. If you can play a bunch of spots but you play them mediocre, then you’re not going to get paid. Me playing every game at guard and locking down the spot, and being able to show people that I can be an everyday starter — go out there, stay healthy and be a contributor on our line — I think that speaks volumes.”

Wiggins has the ability to play at all five O-line spots, but he wound up as the team’s starting right guard this past season due to injuries. On the whole, the Chargers’ O-line performed well, and Wiggins is looking to capitalize on that this spring. Wiggins started all 16 games at RG and played in 999 snaps, good for second-highest on the line. The unit as a whole, meanwhile, allowed a league-low 18 sacks and opened holes for Melvin Gordon as he eclipsed 1,100 rushing yards.

It should be noted that the advanced numbers weren’t fond of Wiggins’s play. Pro Football Focus rated him as just the 74th-ranked guard in the league out of 82 qualified players. Still, his durability coupled with the overall success of the offensive line should allow him to secure a pay raise this offseason, whether it’s in L.A. or elsewhere.

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