Looks like yet another safety is expected to hit the open market, with Addae ranking among the most accomplished when it comes to his tackling acumen. Slated to make just over $12 million over the course of the next two seasons, the emergence of All-Pro safety Derwin James and the continual development of other secondary players such as Adrian Phillips, Jaylen Watkins and Rayshawn Jenkins made Addae expendable. The 29-year-old safety is likely better suited for a pseudo-linebacker role as opposed to a starting safety at this point in his career, but it's hard to suggest the six-year veteran won't find a team by the start of the 2019 preseason given his notable resume which includes 367 career tackles.
Addae compiled 13 tackles (seven solo) in the divisional-round loss to the Patriots on Saturday.
In a superlative-laden secondary, Addae was the odd man out, seeing the likes of Desmond King, Derwin James and Adrian Phillips all earn All-Pro honors, with the latter two earning trips to the Pro Bowl to boot. Recording 75 tackles despite playing a full 16-game season isn't exactly a sterling combination for the hard-hitting safety, but his impact on the defense likely went beyond counting stats: Addae's presence near the line of scrimmage opened up holes for the aforementioned players to secure tackles. The 28-year-old could leave this offseason thanks to an opt-out clause in his contract, but so long as he retains his starting strong safety spot, the partnership appears to be mutual for the foreseeable future.
Addae tallied eight tackles (six solo) in the 26-21 victory over the Bengals on Sunday.
Addae has seen his production slip this season with the emergence of Denzel James and Adrian Phillips, despite the fact the veteran safety has played in 98 percent of the team's defensive snaps. Generally considered one of the hardest hitting safeties in the NFL, Addae's worth might be more important to the Chargers than fantasy owners.
Addae recorded 10 tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 25-17 win over the Seahawks.
Addae has been inconsistent through most of the season, but it's difficult to ignore Sunday's numbers. Utilizing a variety of three-safety sets, Addae was a disruptive player, particularly against the run. He and the rest of the Chargers defense will square off against a turnover-prone Raiders squad next week.
Addae finished Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Chiefs with five tackles (three solo).
Addae took over his nominal role at strong safety while 2018 first-round pick Derwin James manned the free safety spot and both players played up to their potential despite the high-scoring affair. Addae set a career high in tackles (96) in 2017, and situated in arguably one of the deepest secondaries in the NFL, the 28-year-old appears poised to repeat similar numbers. Addae is expected to have a nice matchup against the struggling Bills next week.
|2014||San Diego Chargers||11||48||35.0||13||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||13||65||55.0||10||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||8||50||43.0||7||0||1||90||90.0||90||1||4|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||96||66.0||30||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||16||75||52.0||23||1||1||19||19.0||19||0||3|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||11||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||13||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||16||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||0|