Free agency wish list 1.0
1. Sign a damn kicker! Kicking is what really kept us out of the playoffs last season so this should be a no brainer. If we have a chance to sign an established veteran kicker like Graham Gano or Matt Bryant we should pull the trigger and sign one. I personally like Gano, he's an accurate place kicker and also has a very strong leg, which we've been lacking for a long time.
2. Our team's top needs are RT, ILB, DT. I view free agency as a way to avoid spending high draft picks on positions of need, and there's not a whole lot of good RTs or ILBs in free agency but there are plenty of serviceable DTs like Dontari Poe, Bennie Logan, and Star Lotulelei. I'd rather sign an established DT in free agency than spend a high draft pick on one. This way we can spend our top draft picks on ILBs and RTs.
3. Lastly, we need to retain our own valuable free agents like Tre Boston, our most valuable UFA. Boston played very well alongside Addae and we should keep him around because he is only 25 and will get better once he reaches his prime. We should also try to retain Antonio Gates, Matt Slauson, Korey Toomer. Antonio is sticking around on a team friendly contract and will retire a Charger, plus he is still a good 3rd down and red zone threat to have. I wouldn't mind seeing Slauson move back to center and having Feeney, Slauson, and Forrest Lamp as our interior lineman, retaining Slauson also brings good depth to the interior line if we choose to keep him at guard if Lamp isn't 100% ready or struggles next season. I like Korey Toomer, especially from 2 seasons ago when he came out of nowhere and was an immediate game changer. He also is a good special teams asset. Our other notable UFAs are Jeremiah Attaochu, Chris Hairston, Adrian Phillips, Kenny Wiggins, and Brandon Oliver. I believe we should move on from Oliver with the emergence of Austin Eckeler. Eckeler has shown he is a better pass catcher and can run the ball more effectively than Oliver can, and they are both prototypically the same type of RB. The others are TBD