San Diego Chargers’ Signing Rearranges Offseason Priorities

March 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the signing of free agent cornerback Donald Strickland, the San Diego Chargers appear to have addressed one glaring hole on the team.
Strickland is ideally suited for the nickel back role, providing depth to a San Diego team that was compelled to use safeties in nickel and dime packages last season. He will at least enter training camp behind Antoine Cason on the depth chart.
But the former Jet is also a veteran with enough experience and ability to step into the starting role should Cason falter. Depending on the progression of training camp and the preseason he may even earn the job outright.
This gives San Diego a solid safety net going into the draft. With primary needs at running back and nose tackle already, a third position in need of a first- or second-round talent made sorting out the draft especially difficult.
Now the team can focus on the two dire-need areas, and concern themselves with getting the best player available to fill the host of other sma...

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