Chargers Bolster Defense With Key Free Agent Signing

The Los Angeles Chargers added a playmaker to their secondary on Friday, signing former second-round pick Kristian Fulton.

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The Los Angeles Chargers haven’t made a lot of splash moves on the defensive side of the ball this offseason, as most of the attention has been focused on the offense. 

The two biggest moves the Chargers made on defense to start free agency were restructuring the contracts of Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack to provide the team with some cap space relief as they were in serious trouble.

With some cap space available, the team is doing whatever it can to find value at various positions to help the defense this coming season. 

Chargers News: Los Angeles Takes Flyer on Former Second-Round Pick

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Chargers signed former Tennessee Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton to a one-year deal. 

The 25-year-old Fulton could start this season in Los Angeles after veteran cornerback Michael Davis signed with the Washington Commanders. ESPN’s Turron Davenport reported on Friday that Fulton turned down offers from the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, and Arizona Cardinals to sign with the Chargers.

The former LSU cornerback took a step back in 2023 after playing well to start his pro career with the Tennessee Titans.

Last season with the Titans, Fulton had 46 combined tackles, five pass deflections, and two tackles for loss in 12 games. He also produced a 75.4 completion percentage, a 114.1 pass rating allowed when targeted, and gave up one touchdown.

With Fulton still young in his career, the Chargers hope that he can be a key playmaker on the boundary, playing opposite Asante Samuel Jr.

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