Shawne Merriman: The San Diego Chargers’ Greatest Thorn This Offseason

May 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Given the rather sweeping motions taken by general manager A.J. Smith, it would appear that much of the offseason has proceeded as planned.
Several overpaid and underproductive veterans like Jamal Williams, Antonio Cromartie, and LaDainian Tomlinson were jettisoned while a few puzzle pieces (cornerbacks Nathan Vasher and Donald Strickland, depth running back Marcus Mason) were brought on board prior to the draft.
The moves culminated with an eventful draft in which Smith moved up three separate times to grab Ryan Mathews, Donald Butler, and Cam Thomas in the first, third, and fifth rounds, respectively.
This series of moves has left San Diego fans with most of their offseason questions answered.
It is now known who is expected to fill the shoes of Tomlinson and Williams, how they will look to address the secondary (beyond the additional cornerbacks they also drafted strong safety Darrell Stuckey, who could quickly unseat Kevin Ellison as a starter), and ...

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