The Los Angeles Chargers are preparing for their first OTAs upcoming in a few short weeks as new head coach Anthony Lynn takes to the field for the first time. During the course of the offseason, Lynn and general manager Tom Telesco have been busy trying to improve a team that registered only five wins a season ago. Coupled with managing a move north to Los Angeles, the Chargers have been and will continue to be extremely busy throughout the offseason.
Currently faced with juggling both the free agency period and upcoming NFL Draft roster decisions from this point will be handled by determining which avenue should be used in order to fulfill any needs. Los Angeles is the current owner of pick No. 7, a tremendous opportunity to grab a player who can have an immediate impact on the roster.
Following are the most notable moves that have been made to this point in preparation for the 2017 season.
PLAYERS NOT RETURNING:
RB – Danny Woodhead (Baltimore Ravens)
OG – D.J. Fluker (New York Giants)
OT – King Dunlap
CB – Brandon Flowers
NEW PLAYERS SIGNED:
OT – Russell Okung
QB – Kellen Clemmens
LB – Melvin Ingram
S – Jahleel Addae
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Despite recent moves surrounding the state of the roster Los Angeles still has a variety of focal areas for their first-round pick. The Chargers could use upgrades at defensive end, safety, or along the interior of the offensive line. Also, franchise quarterback Philip Rivers cannot be relied on forever bringing quarterback into the topic of discussion in an attempt to plan for the future.