Let’s examine some of the highlights:
Receiver Legedu Naanee was not tendered and will be unrestricted. He could come back, but other teams may be interested in him. Naanee has good potential, but has had problems staying healthy. A recent arrest for public intoxication and resisting arrest won’t help him get a raise from any team.
Receiver Malcom Floyd was given a first- and third-round tender in case he becomes a restricted free agent, which may be unlikely per a new CBA. He will likely be an unrestricted free agent. He is a top priority for this team.
Safety Eric Weddle received the first-round tender as a restricted free agent, but like Floyd, he’ll likely be unrestricted as well. It is a risky move because Weddle is a valued player, but it may be a bit of a stretch to think a team may give up a first-round pick for Weddle. It’s rare that teams give up premium picks in restricted free agency.
Defensive end Ogemdi Nwagbuo was re-signed. The Chargers like him a lot and he is a good rotational player. This is a good signing.
Those receiving second-round tenders are tenders were linebacker Antwan Applewhite, tackle Jeromey Clary and running back Mike Tolbert. The only player in the group I could see getting a look is Tolbert, who’ll likely stay a restricted free agent. He is a very valuable player and I could see him getting an offer. The Chargers highly value him and may try to complete a long-term deal.
Linebacker Brandon Siler was given a seventh-round tender. That essentially makes him unrestricted. I could see a team quickly jumping on Siler, forcing the Chargers to decide whether to match in restricted free agency.