Chargers set to add former Bills blocker Chad Rinehart

AP

The Chargers have a glaring need on the offensive line, and they’re taking a low-key approach to fixing it.

A day after signing former Eagles tackle King Dunlap, they’re now close to a deal with former Bills guard Chad Rinehart, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego.

Rinehart started 17 games in three years for the Bills, and has a tie to the Chargers via offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris, who was with the Bills last year.

UPDATE 1:56 p.m. ET: The deal is done, with Rinehart agreeing to a one-year deal.

10 responses to “Chargers set to add former Bills blocker Chad Rinehart

  1. Molding the Charger line after the 2012 lines of Philly (horrid) and Buffalo (not quite as horrid) does not seem like a promising strategy.

  2. It will be 100% sickening if the Chargers don’t sign Eric Winston for the right side.

  3. This guy couldn’t crack the starting line up on one of the worst lines the Redskins ever had. How is he still in the NFL? Amazing.

  4. Do your homework. Buffalo had one of the best offensive lines in the league last year. Both in pass protection and run blocking. They are a perfect team to model when quickly rebuilding an O Line. A task that was done by D’Alessandris himself

  5. I don’t know how the Redskins used him, but he did quite well with the Bills! … I had thought he was negotiating to replace Levitre in the starting lineup. Good luck to you Chad!

  6. I’m a Bills fan, and this sucks. I thought Rinehart was a hidden gem and he’d be resigned. Good move by D’Alessandris. Dammit. Both top left guards now leave a glaring hole. The misery continues here in WNY……

  7. Se roe sanders will walk right in. Colin Brown, according to scouting reports, is better than LeVitre in the run game, a power blocker with an attitude. LeVitre was getting no push. Could work out good for Bills

  8. Tolesco and McCoy are brining in their guys, I’m totally fine with this. The Bolts lacked depth in a number of areas and the O-line was the most void of talent.

    Losing Vasquez was a minor blow, the guy was solid in pass protection and was below average at run blocking. He’s not a star, far from it. If the Donks want to give him 6M a year go ahead, 2 years ago he almost lost his job to Tyronne Green if that gives you any idea how average he is….

  9. The Bills must be stacked at Guard in order to just let them all walk. OR NOT. I hope they know what they are doing – Cuz you know they have to draft one now.

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