Two respected Chargers veterans began the offseason with undefined NFL futures.
As March approaches, uncertainty remains.
General Manager Tom Telesco said this week the team hasn't heard, one way or the other, from Nick Hardwick. The center is weighing retirement and, as of Friday evening, hasn't informed the team of a decision. Wide receiver Malcom Floyd has expressed the desire to continue playing, but whether he can after a September neck injury is still undetermined.
Both have spent the entirety of their 10-year careers in San Diego. Hardwick has one year left on his contract. Floyd has two.
Telesco said the team is “preceding as is for now” with Hardwick.
“We're expecting him to play next year until told otherwise,” Telesco said. “Obviously, he's a big part of the offensive line. A true team leader, a rock inside, and a guy we'd definitely love to have back.”
It's a big decision, and Hardwick has earned the right to take his time with it. He was unavailable Friday to comm...