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San Diego Chargers Strategy and Personnel 2009-05-01


San Diego Chargers Strategy and Personnel 2009-05-01
The Chargers surprisingly didn't address two of their bigger needs in the draft: inside linebacker and offensive tackle.


But they tipped their hand that those are still needs to be addressed when signing their undrafted free agents.

Darry Beckwith, an inside linebacker from LSU, and tackles Ben Gay of Baylor and Samuel Allen from Grand Valley State will be among the fresh faces showing up at the first minicamp.

In another indicator of a position needing depth -- now and possibly in the future -- the Chargers are brining in four wide receivers from the day-after-the draft haul.

Vincent Jackson is coming off a 1,000-yard season but also had another brush-up with the law last season and is in the last year of his contract. Chris Chambers' contract expires after the season. Craig Davis, a first-round pick in 2007, hasn't done much in his two years in San Diego.

MEDICAL WATCH: OLB Shawne Merriman (knee) could be restricted in the May minicamp as he returns from a serious knee injury.

--DT Jamal Williams (knees) will not work in the minicamp but is expected to be ready for training camp.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: RB Darren Sproles: Tendered at $6.621M (signed tender April 28).

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--C Jeremy Newberry was a valuable backup when Nick Hardwick was injured early last season, but the Chargers won't re-sign him.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--WR Malcom Floyd (tendered at $1.545M with second-round pick as compensation) has a good connection with QB Philip Rivers and can be a solid red-zone target. Injuries slowed him some down the stretch last year.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--OT Jeromey Clary: ERFA; $460,000/1 yr.

--OG Kynan Forney: Potential UFA; $4.8M/2 yrs, SB unknown.

--CB Cletis Gordon: RFA; $1.545M/1 yr.

--RB Darren Sproles: Franchise FA; $6.621M/1 yr.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--LB Kevin Burnett: UFA Cowboys; $5.5M/2 yrs, $2M SB.

PLAYERS LOST

--RB Eldra Buckley (released).

--OG Mike Goff: UFA Chargers; $3.5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--LB Marques Harris: UFA 49ers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--DE Igor Olshansky: UFA Cowboys; $18M/4 yrs, $8M guaranteed.

--LB Anthony Waters (released).



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 1, 2009

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