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SD's Offseason: Five-Phase Study

The Chargers were never going to be huge players in free agency, but Tom Telesco was burning up the transaction wire in the first couple weeks of March. Now that the Bolts have transitioned from bargain hunters to window shoppers, it's time to examine San Diego's offseason and determine how much -- if at all -- the team's talent level has risen.

San Diego's offseason can be broken down into the following categories: Phase One: Retain Telesco's biggest accomplishment was retaining San Diego's three priority free agents: Donald Butler, Chad Rinehart and Darrell Stuckey. Butler comes off an injury-plagued season, but when healthy, he is an impact player with Pro Bowl potential. He and Manti Te'o give the team a pair of dynamic...

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