NFL Free Agency: Andy Levitre

The Chargers’ starting guard Louis Vasquez has decided to test the free agency waters and it’s unlikely that he’ll re-sign with San Diego. With that, the Chargers will need to find a new guy to fill that spot, along with many other spots on the offensive line. They could go to the draft and try to get a guy like Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper but should they look to free agency first? And if they do, will they give the Bills’ Andy Levitre a solid look?

Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre (67) during the game against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers new offensive line coach, Joe D’Allisandres, came from Buffalo where he coached Levitre and had a solid run game with CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson. With D’Allisandres on the staff and looking to build a line to protect franchise quarterback Philip Rivers, Levitre would be one of the most solid free agent signings the Chargers could make happen.

Levitre only allowed half a sack last season in 16 games. He’s only allowed 11.5 sacks over his four-year career and only allowed more than 3.5 during one season in 2011. He’s a solid guard who doesn’t get penalized a whole lot. He was only called for holding once last season.

Levitre makes the most sense this off-season when the Chargers hit free agency. They’ll likely draft a top-tier tackle in April, so why not grab a great guard in free agency?

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Topics: Andy Levitre, Buffalo Bills, Free Agency, San Diego Chargers

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  • miketuck

    It’s not only likely, it will more than likely happen that they will use free agency to fill some of their Oline needs.