San Diego Chargers Sign Cordarro Law To Bolster Pass Rush

By Erwin Mendoza
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have signed DE/LB Cordarro Law out of the Canadian Football League to a reserve/future contract, kind of like the non-roster Spring Training invite of the NFL.

So, who is this guy and what does it mean for the Chargers?

Law played college football at Southern Mississippi, notable alumnus of Brett Favre. Law’s senior year stands out as his best with 22 TFL and 9.5 sacks, but it’s difficult to judge numbers effectively in a mid-major conference like the Conference USA.

After going undrafted in 2012 and being cut from the Seattle Seahawks’ preseason roster, Law has been in the CFL ever since. His 2013 CFL season stood out as his most productive with 14 sacks.

Law’s size matches Larry English’s meaning Law would have to make adjustments to fit into a 3-4 defense. English never got used to rushing like a linebacker, and injuries have hindered him from progressing into the position of a true rush linebacker. This could also be a problem in the future as Michael Sam’s name gets shuffled into the Chargers draft board from around the league.

Even though English had his contract voided in favor of being retained at a different price, Law will warrant some looks in the offseason. They would love to have an English-like player for cheap (and healthy). Undoubtedly, his preseason play will determine his roster spot as the Chargers search for pieces to help the struggling defense. The Chargers are also aware of their weak pass rush and saw what a dominant pass rush can do against the Denver Broncos.

So Law fits into the Chargers’ roster wishes on the cheap end. He has some upside, but everything he has done is unproven. If he doesn’t work out with the Chargers, they could cut him with no injury.

Erwin Mendoza is a San Diego Chargers writer for Follow him on Twitter @erwinsports, or add him to your network on Google.

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