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FRANCHISE PLAYER
None.

TRANSITION PLAYER
None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--ILB Stephen Cooper tried to fight through an arm injury last season and eventually went to injured reserve. He won't be returning.

--WR Patrick Crayton was a viable option, especially with injuries to Malcom Floyd. But the thinking is Vincent Brown has matured enough to take Crayton's role.

--LB Na'il Diggs will likely be expendable, if as expected, Jonas Mouton is available after being hurt and missing his rookie season.

--DL Tommie Harris exceeded the Chargers' expectations after being added in Week 3. Got a start during the year and gave the unit a little boost.

--OT Tony Moll provided some needed depth during the offensive line's injury siege, but isn't a big priority for next season.

--G Scott Mruczkowski fought through concussion problems last year but is expected to be OK for next season. The team likes his versatility and familiarity with the system.

--FS Paul Oliver hasn't quite developed into the player the Chargers hoped for; destined for a backup role if brought back.

--SS Bob Sanders didn't get past the second game last year and isn't expected to resume his career.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

--RB Curtis Brinkley showed some spark in his brief appearances and will likely be back. His stock might rise now that Mike Tolbert signed with Carolina, although they aren't the same kind of backs.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--DE Luis Castillo: FA, had been released by Chargers; $1M/1 yr.

--OL Brandyn Dombrowski: RFA tendered at $1.26M with no compensation); $1.26M/1 yr.

--LT Jared Gaither: UFA; 4 yrs, $9M guaranteed.

--DT Antonio Garay: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

--WR Richard Goodman: ERFA; terms unknown.

--C Nick Hardwick: Potential UFA; $13.5M/3 yrs, $5.25M guranteed.

--FB Jacob Hester: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--TE Randy McMichael: UFA; $2.7M/2 yrs.

--TE Kory Sperry: Not tendered as RFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--LS Mike Windt: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--S Atari Bigby: UFA Seahawks; $2.5M/2 yrs.

--C/G Rex Hadnot: FA Cardinals; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--T Mario Henderson: FA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--OLB Jarret Johnson: UFA Ravens; $19M/4 yrs, terms unknown.

--FB Le'Ron McClain: UFA Chiefs; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

--WR Robert Meachem: UFA Saints; $25.9M/4 yrs, $7.5M SB/$5M base guarantee 2013.

--WR Roscoe Parrish: UFA Bills; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--TE Dante Rosario: UFA Broncos; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--WR Eddie Royal: UFA Broncos; $13.5M/3 yrs, $6M guaranteed.

--WR Micheal Spurlock: UFA Buccaneers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--QB Charlie Whitehurst: UFA Seahawks; $4M/2 yrs, $1M SB.

--LB Demorrio Williams: FA Chiefs; 1 yr, terms unknown.

PLAYERS LOST

--LB Everette Brown (released).

--LG Kris Dielman (retired).

--SS Steve Gregory: UFA Patriots; $8.5M/3 yrs, $3.35M guaranteed.

--CB Dante Hughes (released).

--WR Vincent Jackson: UFA Buccaneers; $55,555,555M/5 yrs, $26M guaranteed.

--OT Marcus McNeill (released).

--RB Mike Tolbert: UFA Panthers; $10M/4 yrs, $2M SB/$2.7M guaranteed.

--LB Nate Triplett (released).

--QB Billy Volek (released).

--WR Bryan Walters (released).

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