In a slightly surprising move The San Diego Chargers have traded Corner Back Antonio Cromartie to the New York Jets where he will team up with Darrelle Revis in what will probably be the best secondary in the NFL next season.
Cromartie has had a troubled time of things off the field, but remains a tremendous talent and at 25 still has a long career ahead of him providing he stays fit. Given the Jets will only have to give up a 3rd round draft pick, this could be the deal of the season.
The Chargers have also had a change of heart regarding running back Darren Sproles who was initially not going to be part of the tender process but is now available for a 1st and 3rd round draft pick.
Given that backup running back Michael Bennett has been released along with 9 year veteren La Dainian Tomlinson means the Chargers roster is conspicuously short of ball carriers. I expect they will be taking a running back with their first draft pick.
Just to complete the potential clear out of Pro Bowlers The Chargers have also placed first and third round tenders on outside linebacker Shawne Merriman, left tackle Marcus McNeill and wide receivers Malcom Floyd and Vincent Jackson.
One can only surmise at what they have been consuming in the San Diego board room given the radical roster changes which could occur if all the tenders are taken up.