Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Mar 2010

Chargers Tender Sproles, Release Jamal Williams

Er, forget that. The Chargers have tendered Darren Sproles at the first- and third-round level.

They've also apparently released veteran nose tackle Jamal Williams. I wouldn't be surprised if the Chiefs made a move for him.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 04 Mar 2010

8 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2010, 8:17pm by Theo

Comments

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by Sophandros :: Thu, 03/04/2010 - 4:37pm

They pretty much had to do this, and I think that it indicates that they want to sign him to a long term deal but weren't able to agree to terms by today.

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by Jimmy Oz (not verified) :: Thu, 03/04/2010 - 6:13pm

Him who, Sproles or Williams? ITS NOT THE PSYCHIC FRIENDS NETWORK!

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by dancingeek@gmail.com :: Thu, 03/04/2010 - 8:05pm

Sproles. Williams is pretty long in the tooth and short on the health.

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by Thunderbolt of ... :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 10:37am

Aside from the injuries, can't run-stuffing 3-4 NTs sort of hang on forever? I'm thinking of guys like Jason Ferguson, Ted Washington, Sam Adams, and Pat Williams (who fits the mold even though he plays in a 4-3), who all were playing well into their upper 30s.

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by dmb :: Thu, 03/04/2010 - 11:54pm

I think that comment was posted when the XP was just about Sproles, before the news about Williams was added.

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by Or (not verified) :: Thu, 03/04/2010 - 11:33pm

What's Williams' health situation? He'd been the anchor of that defense for a while, I've got to think that unless his body is totally torn to shreds he'll have his share of suitors.

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by Scott C :: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:04pm

Rumors are:

Chargers are willing to trade Sproles for less than a First and Third.
Chargers want to re-sign Williams for less than the 6M he was owed.

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by Theo :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 8:17pm

Whatever team that plays the 3-4 and is not the chiefs will be heard of in the play offs.

Heard it here first!