Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart
- AFC West
- SoFi Stadium
- Head Coach
- Brandon Staley
- Offensive Coordinator
- Joe Lombardi
- Defensive Coordinator
- Renaldo Hill
- Special Teams Coach
- Derius Swinton II
- Defensive Scheme
The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to terms with free-agent outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell on an undisclosed deal on Wednesday. Fackrell started in nine games for the New York Giants last season. The 29-year-old recorded 34 tackles, four sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown in his 12 total games. Fackrell entered the league as a third-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2016. He has appeared in 73 games (18 starts) and has posted 127 tackles (88 solo), 20.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions in his career. Fackrell set a single-season high in 2018 when he recorded 10.5 sacks.
The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed tight end Stephen Anderson to an undisclosed deal. Anderson played in all 16 games (three starts) last year and proved to be reliable tight end depth behind Hunter Henry. He finished the season with eight catches for 106 yards and no touchdowns while averaging 13.3 yards per catch. Anderson was also used as the team's primary run-blocking tight end after injuries to both Henry and Virgil Green. He's a smaller, athletic tight end that can work out of the backfield as a lead blocker as well as a pass-catcher. Behind veteran Jared Cook, Anderson and Donald Parham will serve as tight end depth for the Bolts. Anderson will only have fantasy appeal if Cook misses time with injury.
The Los Angeles Chargers signed free-agent tight end Jared Cook to a one-year, $6 million deal on Thursday, according to a source. Cook will receive $4.5 million fully guaranteed. The 33-year-old veteran will replace Hunter Henry, who signed with the New England Patriots in free agency. Cook is a two-time Pro Bowler that put up 37 receptions on 60 targets for 504 yards and seven touchdowns in 15 games (five starts) for the New Orleans Saints in 2020. He took a step back last year with Drew Brees missing time due to injuries, but Cook can still put up TE1 numbers, especially with young and impressive quarterback Justin Herbert now throwing him passes. Cook should be the team's top pass-catching tight end over Stephen Anderson and Donald Parham, and he should be considered a touchdown-dependent TE1 with some upside heading into next season.
The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed kicker Michael Badgley to an undisclosed one-year deal, according to an informed source. The 25-year-old had been a restricted free agent. Badgley converted on just 24 of his 33 field-goal attempts last season, with all nine of his misses coming from beyond 40 yards. He also converted 36 of his 39 extra-point attempts in 2020. The Chargers added kicker Tristan Vizcaino earlier this month, so expect Badgley to have some competition in training camp this summer. In three seasons with the Bolts, Badgley has made 80 percent of his 65 field-goal attempts. He finished as the No. 17 fantasy kicker during the 2020 regular season, so he will most likely go undrafted in most standard leagues this fall.
The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed cornerback Michael Davis to a three-year deal worth $25.2 million on Monday. The deal includes $15 million in guaranteed money. The team also declined to tender restricted free-agent defensive end Isaac Rochell despite the fact that he started six games in 2020. Davis started his career as an undrafted free agent in 2017, but he has developed into a dependable starter in the secondary. He's made 35 starts in the last three seasons and led the team in passes defensed (14) and interceptions (three) last year. The 26-year-old will enter the 2021 season as the longest-tenured member of the team's secondary and will not be fighting for a starting spot like he has in years past.