The San Diego Chargers are actively looking to add more help on the offensive line, and it sounds like they really want to pick up Bryant McKinnie and pair him with rookie D.J. Fluker to give the Chargers bookend tackles. While McKinnie wouldn’t be the long-term solution in San Diego at 34, he would be a major upgrade over King Dunlap and any other option the Chargers would have at left tackle. A weakness would actually become a strength for the Chargers, and you have to think that Ryan Mathews would greatly benefit from having two huge tackles on either side of the line in Fluker and McKinnie.
According to top Chargers beat guy Kevin Acee of the U-T San Diego, the Chargers have a “very good chance” of signing Bryant McKinnie, and Acee gave this response when asked by a fan, “any chance we land McKinnie.”
The move would make a lot of sense for both McKinnie and the Chargers, and the Chargers are the most heavily linked team to McKinnie. I’m sure Philip Rivers would feel a lot more comfortable with a viable left tackle on the squad, as Rivers has dealt with some very sketchy (to put it nicely) protection in front of him.
Both sides had dinner together yesterday, and McKinnie is reportedly in San Diego today for a physical. The real question will be the issue of money for McKinnie, but I am sure both sides can work something out. I completely agree with Acee, and the Chargers look like the favorites to land McKinnie at this juncture.
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