The San Diego Chargers have tendered RB Darren Sproles along with their other top talent like Merriman, Vincent Jackson, Malcolm Floyd and Marcus McNeill. But they’ve also left some RFAs untendered that could draw interest.
Here’s the word from the Chargers PR man Scott Johnston
ChargersPRguy Chargers release 12-year vet DT Jamal Williams & RB Michael Bennett. Team maintains rights to 43, 56, 73, 80, 83, with contract tenders.
First, and most important the Chargers cut NT Jamal Williams, who after 12 seasons is on the back side of his career, but could serve a stop gap role for a team in need of filling a hole in the middle of a 3-4 defense. Fellow nose tackles Alfonso Boone and Ian Scott, also of the Chargers are set to become unrestricted free agents.
The RFAs that were not tendered by the Chargers include QB Charlie Whitehurst, a former third-round pick out of Clemson. It’ll be interesting to see if he’s considered an option for the fourth QB on the roster by Buffalo, knowing Bills GM Buddy Nix has intimate knowledge of Whitehurst’s game and skill set.
Some other DTs like Antonio Garay, who is more of a 4-3 DT and DE Travis Johnson, the former first-round pick of the Houston Texans (2005) were not tendered as RFAs. Strong side LB Marques Harris, a former undrafted free agent is also now unrestricted. Veteran center Eric Ghiaciuc, who replaced the injured Nick Hardwick last year will also become unrestricted after not getting a qualifying offer from San Diego. And right tackle Jeromy Clary, who finished last season on I-R is now unrestricted.
Tags: Charlie Whitehurst, Jamal Williams, NFL free agency
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