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Powers is reportedly part of a "cluster" of cornerbacks that Tom Telesco is looking at. Powers would seem like a good fit due to his presence on Telesco's old team. However, an image search for Powers shows an alarming number of photos of him getting burned by opposing receivers. This is not one of them.
It is interesting to see that there appears to be a lot of disagreement as to the expectations for the Chargers this year. Tom Telesco seems hesitant to burden the team with any bloated deals due to their less-than-ideal cap space.
But does being cautious in free agency and building through the draft equate to "rebuilding"? Telesco took that approach in Indianapolis and the team went to the playoffs. In 2004, the Chargers took a similar approach after a 4-12 season.
Sometimes the moves that are equated with a "rebuilding" phase lead to a quick turnaround. In today's NFL, the difference (and the days) between winning and losing is smaller than ever.