NFL Rumors: Should San Diego Chargers Sign Terrell Owens Or Chad Johnson?

The San Diego Chargers are not off to the greatest start as the 2013 NFL preseason is less than two weeks underway, having already lost top wide receiver Denario Alexander for the entire season due to a torn ACL. They may have dodged a bit of a bullet when Malcolm Floyd suffered an injury, but may have avoided a trip to the Injured/Reserve List. Still, Floyd could miss the start of the regular season, leaving Vincent Brown, who missed the majority of last season, Robert Meachem, who has stated that his body has broken down, Eddie Royal and rookie Kennan Allen left for Philip Rivers to target. It is not exactly what Peyton Manning has to work with for the AFC West rival Denver Broncos, and the Chargers may need to do something soon to upgrade their WR corps. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says that San Diego could go a few different ways, but is one possibility signing Terrell Owens or Chad Johnson?

Or, perhaps, signing both?

It may be a long shot, but San Diego may need to begin scouring the waiver wire. They could take a look at the current free agent wide receivers on the market, including Owens, Johnson, Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch and Laurent Robinson. They could wait for other teams to make their mandated roster cuts and see who becomes available. Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego says that the Chargers must do something.

Of course, that does not mean that they will. This is not exactly a team expected to compete for a Super Bowl in 2013. In fact, they are not even likely to be in the thick of the Wild Card race, regardless of what receiver they decide to bring in to compete with Brown and the rest of the rag tag receiving corps in 2013.


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Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.