Los Angeles Chargers Cut Williams to Meet Cap; Bosa and Allen’s Future Remain Uncertain

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The Los Angeles Chargers waited till the very last minute to announce the moves they made to get under the salary cap by the start of the new league year, but they did it. The Chargers announced they released Mike Williams, saving the team $32.5 million, and that Khalil Mack would remain with the team under a restructured deal.

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Los Angeles Chargers Still Have Work To Do

While they were able to get under the cap with the moves they did make, there are still many questions remaining. There was no news on the future of wide receiver Keenan Allen and edge rusher Joey Bosa. They have to find a starting center and linebackers. They need to address real issues along the interior of the defensive line and at cornerback.

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And that is just to get to a base level. They need depth at running back, tight end, safety, and a backup quarterback. Also, in a perfect world a pass-catching tight end.

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Bosa And Allen Still On The Chopping Block

With a laundry list of must-haves and should-haves, there is still a chance that they move on from Bosa and Allen to accumulate picks and cap space to address these needs.

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There are still plenty of good starting quality free agents available for the Chargers at their positions of highest need, but they will need the cap space to sign them. They will also have to have enough cap space to sign their draft class, which will cost them around $13-$14 million, about $6 million for the #5 pick alone.

Restructures are certainly on the table, but are risky for aging players both of whom have struggled to stay healthy.

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The Chargers are out of cap hell, but they aren’t out of the woods yet and they will likely have to make more changes that will be tough to swallow.

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