by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/24/14) Cornerback Brandon Flowers has agreed to terms with the Chargers, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
Flowers visited the Chargers last week and drew interest from numerous teams after he was released by the Chiefs earlier this month. Flowers, originally selected by Kansas City in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, made his first Pro Bowl last season but the Chiefs let him go in part because he of his $10.5 million salary-cap hit in 2014.
Flowers, 28, provides the Chargers with much-needed depth. The team reportedly signed him to a one-year deal, which is a low-cost move for them while allowing Flowers to prove he is worth another long-term, big-money contract next offseason.
Chargers draft Jeremiah Attaochu
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/9/14) With the No. 50 pick in the NFL Draft, the Chargers selected linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu from Georgia Tech.
The Chargers traded up with the Dolphins to make the pick, giving up pick No. 57 and No. 125 overall.
Attaochu is 6-foot-3, 252 pounds. He finished his career at Georgia Tech with 31.5 sacks, which is No. 1 in school history.
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/8/14) With the No. 25 pick in the NFL Draft, the Chargers selected cornerback Jason Verrett from TCU.
Verrett is 5-foot-10, 189 pounds. He was the co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, and he finished his collegiate career with nine interceptions.
Verrett has the chance to start right away for the Chargers, but he is most likely a slot corner. This was a need position for the Chargers, and he should help the Chargers DST in 2014.
Brandon Ghee joins Chargers for two years
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/13/14) The Chargers added some secondary depth via free agency Thursday, announcing the signing of defensive back Brandon Ghee to a two-year contract. Financial terms are not yet known for the 26-year-old's deal.
Ghee has had trouble staying healthy since being a third-round pick in 2010. He had appeared in just 23 games in four seasons, recording 17 tackles without an interceptions.
Chargers bring Reggie Walker back
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/13/14) The Chargers re-signed linebacker Reggie Walker to a two-year contract Thursday, the team announced. Walker is coming off a season in which he finished with 36 tackles and three sacks in 16 games, including six starts.
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The Chargers DST is not a great Fantasy option heading into this season. The unit was No. 29 in Fantasy points in a standard league last year with only 35 sacks, 11 interceptions, six fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown. We don't expect the Chargers to improve dramatically enough to move into the Top 12 or even the Top 15 even after using their first two picks in the NFL Draft on cornerback Jason Verrett and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. They are not worth drafting in the majority of leagues, and they should only be considered a bye-week replacement during the year unless they got off to a hot start.