Chargers signing veteran OL Slauson

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Matt Slauson wasn’t unemployed for long.

Slauson agreed a two-year deal with the Chargers on Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported. Slauson was released by the Bears last weekend.

The veteran guard visited both the Chargers and Bills this week before choosing the Chargers. The Chargers hired Dave DeGuglielmo as an assistant offensive line coach this offseason and Slauson worked with DeGuglielmo when he was the Jets offensive line coach in 2012.

Slauson, 30, was a sixth-round pick of the Jets in 2009. He started every game for the Jets from 2010-12 and started all 37 games he played for the Bears from 2013-15, including all 16 last year.

14 responses to “Chargers signing veteran OL Slauson

  1. Given how beat up and mediocre the O-line was last year, and the focus of our draft being on D…this was really necessary to protect Rivers…

  2. Nice work, Telesco. Icing on top of a promising talented draft class.

  3. Started ALL 69 games since being drafted!! Wow, da Bears must not like Cutler. Their loss and Chargers’ gain.

  4. Welcome to San Diego, Mr. Slauson! Interior OL was a dumpster fire for the Chargers last year. Pressure up the middle really made it difficult for Rivers and Gordon so they must be smiling ear to ear along with Telesco.

    3rd rounder Max Tuerk and Matt Slauson should definitely help. It’s nice to have quality depth on the line for once. Even better, this means Trevor Robinson and his $2.3M cap hit is getting a call from the Turk soon. He was a human turnstile and never should have been in a position to play meaningful snaps. I hear the Raiders need some OL help. Adios!

  5. The Bears spent a 2nd round pick on a LG this year and 3rd round pick on an OC last year whom they plan to have take over those positions and both are better fits for their blocking scheme than Slauson.

    The Chargers got a good football player and a locker room leader but he’s been injured, he’s getting older and he just wasn’t the right fit for the Bears who want to rebuild their OL with younger, quicker, more athletic linemen. Glad to hear Matt landed a new gig this fast though. He was well liked in Chicago.

  6. Should help the Chargers out immediately. He is a solid character, strong leader and pretty good player. While he isn’t an elite guard, he is a solid, versatile guard that the Chargers can rely on. With the Bears, he simply got caught up in the rebuild as the Bears are going younger.

  7. Good player. Will help to OL and is excellent in the locker room. Bears should not have let him go. Players in Chicago are pissed about his release.

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