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Report: Winston Justice visiting Chargers

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The Chargers’ post-draft due diligence on veteran tackles continues.

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the club will host free agent Winston Justice.

Justice (6-6, 317) started 12 games at right tackle in the 2012 regular season. In San Diego, he would provide an insurance policy behind rookie D.J. Fluker, whom the club sees as a right tackle.

Considering how he has been used in the past, the 29-year-old Justice wouldn’t appear to be an option on the left side; all but one of his 43 regular-season NFL starts have been at right tackle. In his lone career start at left tackle, the Eagles surrendered 12 sacks in a loss at the Giants in 2007, and Justice had big problems stopping Osi Umenyiora.

The Chargers’ willingness to research Justice makes sense. The club could stand to continue to bolster its tackle depth, and Chargers GM Tom Telesco was a member of the Colts’ front office when Indianapolis acquired Justice from Philadelphia in March 2012.

The Chargers hosted veteran left tackle Max Starks last week, but no agreement was reached.

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10 Responses to “Report: Winston Justice visiting Chargers”
  1. skoobyfl says: May 13, 2013 2:36 PM

    Classy guy.

  2. Dave H says: May 13, 2013 3:10 PM

    Hopefully this gives the Chargers leverage that will help them sign Max Starks. The void is at left tackle not right.

  3. rocoop says: May 13, 2013 3:48 PM

    Chargers don’t need leverage with Starks..He hasn’t received an offer from anybody…San Diego must feel the same way Pittsburg does about him…

  4. carlsbadboltfan says: May 13, 2013 3:56 PM

    Sign BOTH of them.

    Sincerely,

    All Charger fans.

  5. mancave001 says: May 13, 2013 4:02 PM

    Total bum. Human turn style.

  6. julianslick says: May 13, 2013 4:18 PM

    I wouldn’t have a problem signing Justice as an insurance policy on D.J. Fluker. So long as they keep him as far right from Rivers’ blind side.

  7. lightninglucci says: May 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    Depth, yes. The Chargers line is so bad they need starters AND depth.

    At one point last year, the Chargers sent out a five man line where, not counting their long time center, the most experienced starter was their undrafted rookie left tackle.

  8. slickster35 says: May 13, 2013 5:10 PM

    Apparently they’ll drag any bum in for a look.

    Phyllis is going to get killed this season.

  9. brassknuckles47 says: May 13, 2013 7:07 PM

    Telesco screwed up when he didnt draft a LT in the 2nd round. Now Chargers are scrambling to fill the spot, and will most likely eat the big one.

    Way to go Tom Terrific!

  10. brassknuckles47 says: May 13, 2013 7:09 PM

    by the way……what were all those draft picks used for back ups? Talk about a GM that doesnt have a plan, or a clue!

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