San Diego Chargers Rumors: Will Winston Justice Sign with the Team?

By Kenny Gardner
Winston Justice San Diego Chargers
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According to Michael Gehlken of, the San Diego Chargers are interested in former Philadelphia Eagles and former Indianapolis Colts right tackle Winston Justice.

“Winston Justice is not a prototypical left tackle, but he is a veteran tackle.  That experience has the Chargers interested.  Justice was in San Diego on Monday for an official visit with the team.  Winston worked out for club officials following a morning practice.”

San Diego’s front office unsuccessfully went after RT Eric Winston in free agency, but this was before they chose former Alabama Crimson Tide RT D.J. Fluker with the 11th pick in round one of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Justice considering San Diego is surprising because he started 29 of Philadelphia’s 32 games from 2009-2010 and started 12 games for Indy last season, but he would be a bench player for the Chargers.

San Diego still needs an upgrade at the left tackle position because their current players combined for 32 starts and LT is considered one of if not the biggest weak spot for the team.

The Lightning Bolts are going after Max Starks to solidify the LT position for multiple years, but Justice would add depth at RT in case Fluker struggles or suffers an injury in his rookie season.  Fluker’s predecessor, Jeromey Clary, was moved to right guard so this is another reason why signing Justice makes sense for depth purposes.

There were questions as to whether or not Justice would make it in the NFL after a terrible performance in his debut, but he worked hard and became a primary starter for two teams.  San Diego had one of the worst offensive lines last season, so it is not a surprise that the front office continues to make it a priority to improve heading into the 2013 season.

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