Volek should be on Chargers' speed dial

July, 27, 2012
7/27/12
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While the San Diego Chargers wait to see if the knee injury suffered by backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is serious (he doesn’t think it is) the team has covered its bases by contacting other quarterbacks, U-T San Diego reports.

They should make one call -- to Billy Volek. And I would be shocked if Volek wasn’t on their list.

Volek, 36, was cut by the Chargers this offseason in a salary-cap move because Whitehurst was cheaper and younger. To me, it makes perfect sense for Volek to be re-signed if Whitehurst is going to be out for an extended period of time.

Volek knows the system and starting quarterback Philip Rivers is very comfortable with him.

Sure, there are other quarterbacks out there -- including Donovan McNabb, A.J. Feeley, Dennis Dixon and J.P. Losman -- but none makes more sense in San Diego than Volek if Whitehurst’s injury turns out to be bad.

Meanwhile, the Oceanside, Calif., home where Chargers legend Junior Seau committed suicide on May 2 is for sale.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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