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San Diego salary cap glance

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by boltmanbz, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2006

    San Diego salary cap glance

    February 16, 2009 12:00 PM

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

    San Diego Chargers

    Most recent salary cap availability: $15.7 million.

    How can they get more cap room: The Chargers' biggest issue revolves around the contract of running back LaDainian Tomlinson. The team is working on trying to come to an agreement on a restructured deal with Tomlinson that will keep him in San Diego. If Tomlinson, who has already said he is open to redoing his deal, balks, the Chargers will likely cut him. He is due more than $8 million this season. The Chargers should be able to get Tomlinson redone and then likely put the franchise tag on running back/return man Darren Sproles and try to work on a long-term deal with star quarterback Philip Rivers who is a free agent after next season. There will not be a lot of room left but a new deal for Tomlinson coupled with a few minor veteran tweaks could give the Chargers plenty of room they need. Safety Clinton Hart could be a candidate to be cut. The Chargers may add a couple of reasonably priced veteran free agents.

    Biggest free agency needs: Linebacker, safety, defensive line, guard, running back.

    Dream date: Ray Lewis, linebacker, Baltimore Ravens.
  2. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

    Aug 3, 2006
    Jammer to safety, start Cason at corner. Sign LT, Sproles should be signed without the franchise tag, Ray Lewis is probably too expensive-we need to focus on signing our present studs.
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  3. maestro876

    maestro876 BoltTalker

    Sep 5, 2007
    I still can't believe they'd give Sproles top-5 RB money to return kicks and get 10 touches a game.

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