The Chargers made a rare bold move in free agency yesterday, signing the oft-injured safety Bob Sanders to a one year contract. The financial details were not released.
Sanders, the 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has a reputation for being an intimidating force over the middle, striking fear in the hearts of receivers league-wide. However, he also has a reputation for being a brittle, injury case who can't stay healthy.
Since winning the aforementioned award, Sanders has played in just 9 games, in the last 3 seasons combined. The man can be a force, but is a huge injury risk. If healthy, he should be starting at strong safety, whenever the season decides to start.
Kevin Says: I like the move for the Chargers. Sanders, if healthy, is just what the Chargers defense has been missing the last several years. The Chargers have had some great defensive players, but they have always lacked a true playmaker in the secondary. A healthy Sanders can be just that.
Hopefully, the Chargers will resign Eric Weddle, and the Chargers look to have a deep secondary. The Chargers also hold 5 draft picks in the first 3 rounds, and they figure to go defense for the majority of those picks, unless they trade them. Solid move for the Bolts.