Chargers Interested In Pro Bowl Tackle Willie Anderson

According to reports, the San Diego Chargers have contacted the agent of former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Willie Anderson. Anderson, a five-time Pro Bowler and 10th overall draft pick, was cut last weekend by the Bengals. At 33 years old, the veteran would provide a stabilizing presence to the Chargers' offensive line at a time when injury has ravaged the group. Center Nick Hardwick has yet to return from a foot injury, backup center Cory Withrow was recently place on IR, and starting left tackle Marcus McNeil has missed a significant portion of training camp.

The Chargers have made lots of moves to sign offensive linemen both in the draft and through free agency. Hopefully an elite group can be assembled as the team looks towards making a Super Bowl run in the 08-09 season. Willie Anderson certainly has the credentials to come here and start immediately, either as a left tackle or right tackle. If Marcus McNeil can't go at the start of the season, I would expect LJ Shelton and Willie Anderson to man the tackle spots. Jeromey Clary has had a strong offseason, but he could potentially be relegated to a backup role. Of course, the Chargers do like their young players and could simply be looking for depth.

Read: Agent: Chargers still talking to Anderson

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1 comments:

Anonymous said... Sep 2, 2008, 8:19:00 AM

this should be a no-brainer...do it now!

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