3 Free Agents the Chargers Should Sign Before Mandatory Minicamp

The Los Angeles Chargers still have a few holes they need to fill before the mandatory minicamp. They should consider these still-available free agents.
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The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off an offseason of change. Not only did they transform their front office and coaching staff with the hiring of Jim Harbaugh and Joe Hortiz, but they also revamped their roster. Long-time Bolts veterans like Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler, and Mike Williams are no longer there as the team got younger this winter.

Even though some may treat this season as a transition year, there is still a ton of talent on the Chargers. They should be a competitive team as FanDuel Sportsbook has set their over/under in win totals at 8.5.

However, they still have some holes on the roster that they need to fill if they want to make the postseason. Fortunately, there are still free agents available on the market who fit their needs. Let's take a look at a few names the Chargers should consider before they kick off their mandatory minicamp next week.

Mecole Hardman, WR

The Chargers need to surround Justin Herbert with more pass-catchers. The wide receiver group is weaker than last season despite the additions of DJ Chark in free agency and Ladd McConkey and Brenden Rice in the draft.

Currently, the starting group of receivers includes Josh Palmer, Quentin Johnston, and McConkey. That ranks close to the bottom of the league in terms of overall talent.

Mecole Hardman isn't going to change the fate of your franchise but he just turned 26, has a championship pedigree, and is a quality receiver. After scoring the game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl, he is now a free agent and is still available. Signing Hardman would also mean that the Chiefs can't bring him back despite needing another WR. This could help close the gap between the Chargers and the Chiefs in the AFC West.