San Diego Chargers left tackle King Dunlap has received a new deal before reaching free agency…
The San Diego Chargers have gotten a head start in free agency as they re-signed left tackle King Dunlap to a new contract since his contract was set to expire in 2015.
The Chargers brought Dunlap back with a four-year, $28 million contract. He has become a solid left tackle for the Chargers since struggling with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dunlap started all 16 games for the first time in his career in the 2014 season, and he was a lone bright spot in a Chargers offensive line that struggled to give quarterback Philip Rivers enough protection on a regular basis.
The tackle was pleased to be back in San Diego. “I am glad to be back with the Chargers organization. I can’t say thank you enough to Dean Spanos, as well as Tom Telesco, coach (Mike) McCoy and coach Joe D (D’Alessandris) for helping this day to arrive,” Dunlap said in the Chargers’ press release.
Dunlap provides a stable presence at left tackle for the Chargers, but they will need an upgrade at right tackle and a center who can stay healthy as they went through five.