San Diego Chargers: Top 5 Free Agents to Take a Flyer On

5 Free Agents The Chargers Should Target

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There are still some free agents left on the market that would help the Chargers. Most of these players have red flags (age, injuries or off-the-field issues), but a one-year flyer at the veteran minimum could turn into a productive signing. Last year San Diego took a chance on the injury-plagued King Dunlap. He still missed five games, but played great when healthy. The Chargers can only afford one, but it could be a productive one.

5. Josh Lenz, WR/KR

Josh Lenz Iowa State
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5. Josh Lenz, WR/KR

Josh Lenz Iowa State
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Lenz doesn't have any red flags besides inexperience. He was an undrafted rookie out of Iowa State last year and only saw some time on the Colts practice squad. San Diego would only sign Lenz to their practice squad and see if they can find lightning in a bottle. Lenz had freakish numbers at his pro day (4.36 40-yard dash, 38.5 vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump) that could translate to him being a reliable kick returner. He's only 23.

4. J'Marcus Webb, OT/OG

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4. J'Marcus Webb, OT/OG

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Webb had his struggles in Chicago guarding Jay Cutler's blind side, but a fresh start without the pressures of starting every game should help him. Starting tackle King Dunlap played well when he was on the field last season, but he missed five games. Webb would be a solid backup that can play both tackle positions, as well as guard, and he's still only 25 years old. Adding offensive line depth can only help the Chargers.

3. Erin Henderson, LB

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3. Erin Henderson, LB

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The 27-year-old Henderson is an intriguing player. He recorded 261 tackles and 8.5 sacks over the last three seasons, but off the field issues resulted in his release from Minnesota last season. He offers good versatility being able to play both inside and outside linebacker spots. The Chargers would only take a flyer on Henderson if he truly has his off the field issues under control. Henderson's playmaking ability gives him a lot of potential.

2. Terrell Thomas, CB

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2. Terrell Thomas, CB

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Thomas is a very productive player when healthy. In back-to-back seasons from 2009 to 2010 with the Giants, he recorded 186 tackles, 10 picks, 2 sacks, 5 forced fumble and an interception return TD. Knee injuries set him back the next two years, but Thomas returned to the field last year and provided New York with much-needed depth playing in all 16 games. Corner is a huge need for San Diego and Thomas is better than anyone they currently have.

1. Ryan Pickett, NT

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1. Ryan Pickett, NT

Ryan Pickett Green Bay Packers
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With only one nose tackle on the roster in Kwame Geathers, San Diego should address the position in the draft. A veteran like Pickett would provide San Diego with depth and tremendous experience for Geathers and the likely incoming rookie to learn from. Even though Pickett is 34, he played in all 16 games the last two years for the Packers. A proven veteran like Pickett would provide valuable leadership to the Chargers' young defensive line.