NFL Free Agency: San Diego Chargers Tracker

Alex Ramirez@@alexramirez127Correspondent IMarch 12, 2013

NFL Free Agency: San Diego Chargers Tracker

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    And so it begins.

    It's been a reasonably slow and upsetting day for the San Diego Chargers. Tom Telsco continues to revamp the roster in his obvious goal of starting a "youth movement."

    For all the latest Chargers free-agency news, check back here throughout the next couple of days. 

    Let's hope the money the Chargers have—though it's not a lot—goes toward better free agents than a guy like Robert Meachem. 


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    Report: According to ESPN, The San Diego Chargers are indeed interested in offensive tackle Eric Winston. Winston was just released by the Kansas City Chiefs. The two sides already met this past weekend. If signed, Winston would replace Jeromey Clary. 

    Report: An article on Fansided wrote that the San Diego Chargers are also interested in offensive guard Andy Levitre. If the Chargers are all-in on Levitre, it would mean they are not re-signing their own free-agent guard, Louis Vasquez. 

    UPDATE: The Tennessee Titans and Andy Levitre have agreed to five-year deal, according to SB Nation.

    Report: San Diego has had preliminary discussions with free-agent running backs. Tom Telesco wants to get a complementary back for Ryan Mathews.


    Signed reported that Danario Alexander has been given the low tender. If a team offers him a contract and the Chargers do not match, they will not receive any draft picks in exchange.

    John Phillips, former tight end for the Dallas Cowboys, agreed in terms on a three-year deal with the Chargers, according to UT-San Diego.

    UT-San Diego also reports that the Chargers have claimed running back Fozzy Whittaker. He has yet to play a game in the NFL.

    The Chargers have signed offensive tackle King Dunlap to a two-year deal, according to Adam Caplan of the NFL.

    San Diego has signed offensive guard Chad Rinehart to a one-year deal, according to Bolts From the Blue. is reporting that the Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with running back Danny Woodhead.


    UPDATE: Louis Vasquez has agreed to a four-year deal with Denver Broncos, according to Mike Garafolo, writer for USA Today.

    Curtis Brinkley will not be tendered and will become an unrestricted free agent, Michael Gehlken of the UT-San Diego writes.

    Randy McMichael was released on 3/12/13, Gehlken reports.


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    Report: The San Diego Chargers will pursue many free-agent cornerbacks     , Michael Gehlken states. Derek Cox and Jerraud Powers are two names that have popped up.

    UPDATE: Arizona Sports is reporting the Cardinals have agreed to terms with Jerraud Powers.

    Report: The Chargers are not expected to re-sign Shaun Phillips OR Antwan Barnes, according to reports on the UT-San Diego.



    San Diego plans on working on deals with both Vaughn Martin and Aubrayo Franklin, Gehlken also states in the article.

    UT-San Diego reports that the Chargers have agreed to terms with cornerback Derek Cox.



    Takeo Spikes was released earlier last week.

    Atari Bigby was released earlier last week.

    Antonio Garay was released on 3/12/13, Fox News reports.

Special Teams

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    There has yet to be any speculation regarding special teams players and the Chargers.



    The Chargers have reached a four-year deal with kicker Nick Novak.

    Long snapper Mike Windt has also agreed to a four-year deal.

    Richard Goodman signed a one-year tender to remain in San Diego.



    No players have been released or rumored to be released from the Chargers' special teams unit.