When the San Diego Chargers traded Antonio Cromartie to the New York Jets, they knew they'd need to add considerable depth to the secondary. The Chargers signed veteran cornerback Donald a couple of weeks ago, but the team didn't stop there. The Chargers announced today that they have signed cornerback Nathan Vasher, who during his time in Chicago worked under Ron Rivera and Steve Wilks.
At one point in time, it appeared as though Nathan Vasher was emerging as one of the NFL's top cornerbacks. In his first three seasons in the league, Vasher secured an impressive 16 interceptions. Since then, Vasher has been hampered by injury and lost confidence with the Chicago Bears who released him this year.
As a Charger now, he'll join a secondary that is looking for a nickel cornerback to emerge now that Antoine Cason is being moved outside opposite Quentin Jammer. Jammer and Vasher are both former Texas Longhorns who were at one point teammates in college.
The signing of Vasher looks like a good move for the Chargers, as they have seemed to make it clear they do not want to rely on a rookie cornerback to start in nickel packages. With Vasher and Strickland now in the fold, the Chargers will likely scratch cornerback off of their draft day to-do list.
Was signing Nathan Vasher a good move for the Chargers? Does his injured past concern you? Between Strickland and Vasher, who do you think is the leading candidate to earn the third corner spot?
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