Chargers keeping an eye on Bannan for line experience


The Chargers are likely to add some depth to their defensive line rotation, and could look nearby for an answer.

According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, the Chargers have shown some interest in former Broncos defensive lineman Justin Bannan.

Of course, Bannan’s Broncos stint (where he worked with new Chargers coach Mike McCoy) might not be as pertinent to his future as the four years he spent in Baltimore. There, he was coached by Chuck Pagano, the brother of Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano.

Bannan was a versatile lineman for both those teams, and that ability to play multiple positions is something the Chargers need.

After cutting Antonio Garay and losing Aubrayo Franklin and Vaughn Martin in free agency, the Chargers are extremely young at the position.

The oldest lineman is 26-year-old Jarius Wynn, and four of the 10 linemen on hand are undrafted rookies.

Throwing some experience into the mix would help, and Bannan should be more moderately priced than some of the other veterans out there such as Richard Seymour.