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Tackling a Serious Issue

OT Jared Gaither (K. Lee/U.S. Presswire)

Few teams have bigger needs than San Diego's need for an upgrade at offensive tackle. Jared Gaither is arguably the laziest, least dependable player in the league and Jeromey Clary is a turnstile on the other side. Here is a look at the free-agent tackles the Chargers can realistically push to sign.

The best-case scenario is signing Kansas City Chiefs LT Branden Albert. He has started 71 of 73 games over the last five seasons and comes off a strong year in which he ranked No. 7 at his position in Pass Blocking Efficiency, according to Pro Football Focus. He allowed just one sack in 2012. It is unusual that a player of Albert's ability hits the open market. But this has a chance to happen...

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