San Diego Chargers Free Agency Tracker: Updated Signings, Rumors & Grades

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San Diego Chargers Free Agency Tracker: Updated Signings, Rumors & Grades
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Protection Philip Rivers is the Chargers' top priority this offseason.

For the first time in many years the San Diego Chargers are starting over.  Free agency—which starts at 4 p.m. EST—provides new general manager Tom Telesco with his first opportunity to add to a depleted roster.

It’s easy to take the best player available in the draft if you address most of your needs through free agency. That doesn’t mean the Chargers should overspend on top-tier free agents, but it does mean identifying good values and scheme fits. Telesco has a significant challenge in front of him and not a lot of resources at his disposal.

The Chargers' biggest areas of need are the offensive line and the secondary. There is uncertainty at four of the five starting positions on the offensive line. The team also needs two starting cornerbacks and a safety. Finding two starting tackles and two cornerbacks will be Telesco’s primary concerns.

There’s also a need for a linebacker or two, a running back to challenge Ryan Mathews and a nose tackle. Realistically, Telesco is not going to be able to address every need with the caliber of players that he would prefer. It’s a team game, which means an impact player or two and a few solid players can go a long way.

It will be interesting to see what the Chargers do in free agency to address their needs and which positions they leave open for draft picks to fill. This is your go-to article for all the rumors, signings and grades throughout free agency as it will be updated regularly. 

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