The oft-injured King Dunlap has elite talent, but has been unable to stay healthy over the last two seasons.
According to Troy Renck of Denver 7, former Los Angeles Chargers left tackle King Dunlap is on the Denver Broncos radar in free agency. The Chargers released Dunlap last week.
King Dunlap, released by the San Diego Chargers, is among the group. Dunlap played for new Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in San Diego the past four seasons. The Chargers released him when they signed former maligned Denver left tackle Russell Okung to a $53 million contract. Dunlap boasted a $5.75 million this season, but his contract was not guaranteed and he had a $500,000 roster bonus due last week that triggered his release.
Dunlap is among those on the Broncos' radar in free agency, though they are casting a wide net given their 10 draft picks and the possibility another team might consider a trade as the owners meetings and draft approach.
At this point, he seems like the only option for the Broncos in free agency, but Renck’s mentioning of a possible trade is far more enticing than taking a flyer on an aging veteran at a very physical position who cannot stay healthy. Then again, the same can be said for the Broncos signing of Menelik Watson, who has barely started sixteen games in four seasons.
Still, Dunlap is better than nothing and if he can stay healthy. And by nothing, I mean nothing. The Broncos do not currently have an experienced left tackle on the roster.
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