Cost Versus Benefit: Why Kevin Ellison Was Retained by the San Diego Chargers

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The latest in the series of enigmas that make up the Chargers' 2010 offseason so far cropped up today as San Diego decided to retain recently arrested safety Kevin Ellison.
If you're like me, you're probably sitting around scratching your head right now. The Chargers have been really tough on legal debacles in the past.
So the question is, why choose to keep Kevin Ellison, especially after the drafting of Darrell Stuckey?
Ellison is entering his second year and could earn another season in the first string strong safety spot. If he continues to develop, he could be a real force in a secondary that could be getting much better very soon.
However, this whole drug debacle has put him out in the cold, and while he has rejoined the team's offseason activities, he may still have one foot out the door. While he has the talent and potential to fight for the spot, he may just be here to provide some competition for rookie Darrell Stuckey and vete...

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