NFL 2022: Predicting one cap casualty for every team this offseason

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NFL 2022 – Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga (75) Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Los Angeles Chargers

Potential Cap Casualty: Bryan Bulaga

The longtime Packers tackle was signed with the hopes of stabilizing the right side of the Chargers line. Unfortunately, Bryan Bulaga’s time with the Chargers has been mostly injury-filled, and with a bloated contract and his body aging, the Chargers may be forced to move on from the veteran tackle.

Bulaga has been one of the better right tackles in the league for a while, and it seemed like a huge get for the Chargers once they signed him. Their line had been in disarray for years, and Bulaga was going to be the lynchpin moving forward. That never panned out, as injuries forced others to step up (which they did) and Bulaga collected his checks from the bench.

Now, the team can save almost $11-million in cap space by releasing him. While they aren’t desperate for cap space, it is hard to justify Bulaga making the money he is currently getting.

I expect the team to make him a cap casualty and look elsewhere to find a right tackle. You can’t be paying Bulaga that much when he has struggled so much to see the field.