Atari Bigby went on injured reserve in Week 13, leaving the Chargers searching for their strong safety once again. Arguably, they've been searching for their strong safety ever since Rodney Harrison left the team in 2003.
Bigby is under contract for another season, so he'll be in the running for the starting position. Corey Lynch is a free agent this offseason, and if he's re-signed, it would be for special teams purposes only. Lynch would likely not be in the competition for starting safety. Brandon Taylor is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered at the end of last season, so his return may be later in 2013.
Telesco will need to add some veteran safeties to compete with Atari Bigby for that starting position in training camp.
Charles Woodson, who was just released by the Green Bay Packers, has stated that he wants to continue playing in the NFL. He made it clear that he wants to join a contender for next season, so that might take the Chargers out of his choices. He's probably out of San Diego's price range anyways.
James Sanders, who played for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012 and is also a former Patriot, is a free agent and will choose the best offer this offseason. Sanders is 29 years old and is a California native.
Another player that would make sense for the Chargers is Kenny Phillips from the New York Giants. It would be surprising if they didn't re-sign him, but if they don't, San Diego should jump all over him. One thing they can't and won't do is get into a bidding war with another team this offseason.
There's absolutely no way the Chargers draft a safety in this year's draft, unless a player they can't pass up is available. This position should be fixed in free agency, not the draft.