Addae looked impressive throughout a variety of snaps at free safety during the team's mandatory minicamp, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
It's a bit of a surprise to see Addae playing free safety at all given his success last year at strong safety and the introduction of nominal free safety, 2018 first-round pick Derwin James. However with Woike reporting James has been practicing at both positions, the Chargers could simply be attempting to figure out what starting unit will be the most efficient and effective. Regardless, both players should see the majority of the time at the respective safety positions, so the designations, while interesting, shouldn't hinder either player's IDP outlooks.
Addae finished 2017 with 96 tackles (66 solo), a half of a sack and seven defended passes.
For the first time since his rookie season, Addae managed to stay healthy for the entire campaign, acting as an in-the-box safety for an opportunistic Chargers defense. Not surprisingly, the fifth-year safety posted a career-high in tackles, a figure that also slotted in as the sixth most among safeties this season. Long heralded as an intriguing prospect thanks to his reputation as a hard-hitting safety, Addae figures to be one of the better IDP options at his position heading into 2018, even despite his struggles recording turnovers (one interception in five seasons).
Addae secured seven tackles (five solo), a half of a sack and a forced fumble in the 14-7 win over the Jets on Sunday.
Addae has been a revelation for the Chargers in his fifth season, as the box safety is set to play in all 16 games for only the second time in his career. Not surprisingly, the 27-year-old is putting up career numbers and is only eight tackles shy of breaking the century mark this season.
Addae piled up six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 19-10 win over the Browns.
Gus Bradley's exotic 3-4 scheme continues to benefit Addae, as the hard-hitting safety has adapted well to the additional responsibilities. While the fifth-year player has yet to record a turnover this season, his abilities as an "in-the-box" safety make him a reliable IDP asset.
Addae secured seven tackles (five solo) in the 28-6 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.
Addae tied for the team lead in tackles, as the Chargers' three-pronged safety scheme confused and bewildered their opposition. The 27-year-old continues to be a consistent IDP option, having registered at least seven tackles in four of the last five games.
|6||10/14/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|15||12/13/18||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|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||3||18||13.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|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||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|