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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Some teams have already started off-season workouts but Ndamukong Suh is still unsigned. Maybe Suh is going the Michael Strahan route and trying to skip training camp. Sometimes veterans do that later on in their careers to avoid burning out down the stretch of the season.
Even the great Tom Brady has become less optimistic about OTAs and you can’t blame these guys because they don’t get very much time away from football. Eventually Suh will have to make a decision about retiring or joining a team and one fit could be the Los Angeles Chargers. After spending 2018 with the Rams it makes sense because the former 1st round pick has established a life in Southern California. The Chargers also could use another defensive tackle to help take the pressure off of Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa. Brandon Mebane and Justin Jones combined for only 1.5 sacks in 2018 and this defense is lacking a good interior rush that will help spill the play into Ingram and Bosa’s laps. There’s no doubt Ndamukong Suh can be that guy and it will help Los Angeles get a step closer to winning a Super Bowl. Then once the draft rolls around the Chargers can look for a middle linebacker who can control both of the “A gaps” and toughen this group up against the run. Someone like Alabama’s Mack Wilson would fit perfectly in that role and together with Suh those two could help this ball club get past a regressing New England team. The edges are already taken care of but it’ll take Suh and Mack to counter Sony Michel and the Patriots running game. Michel had 129 yards when the Chargers lost to the future Super Bowl champions in the AFC Divisional round. That’s not going to cut it and something has to change.
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Adding Ndamukong Suh would make a lot of sense for the Los Angeles Chargers. They need to bolster the defensive tackle position.