Three hours ago, there were two big-name safeties on the free agent market. Now, there are none.

Not long after Oshiomogho Atogwe signed with the Washington Redskins, Bob Sanders has joined the San Diego Chargers.

The Colts, who are constantly stumped by the Chargers when the two meet, can’t be happy to see the former stud of their defence join a rival like San Diego. At the very worst, the Bolts will pick Sanders’ brain. At the very best, Sanders will return to his 2007 form.

In ’07, he was the league’s defensive player of the year. Since then, he’s missed 39 of a possible 48 games. But the upside of that is that the 30-year-old’s legs are likely relatively fresh.

He also fills a major hole for the Chargers. Eric Weddle’s a good player, but he’s set to become a free agent. Beyond Weddle, they have nobody of note at the safety position. And it’s only a one-year contract, so it’s a low-risk move by Chargers GM A.J. Smith.

Comments (2)

  1. This is a good move. As a die-hard Chargers’ fan — RELAX, I LIVE IN SAN DIEGO! — we know A.J. Smith was always awesome at bringing talent to San Diego; it’s his inability to keep it is the problem.

    Also, the secondary wasn’t the biggest problem we had. It was something to look at, and the signing of Bob Sanders addresses it, but it wasn’t the largest problem — it was just the attitude we came out with, and it sucked.

  2. u better hope he stays healthy or else u will be fucked. but it is a good gamble

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