Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Poll: Worst left tackle situation
By Bill Williamson
The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers have arguably the worst left tackle situation in the NFL heading into the season.
The Chargers’ issues have been a reality all offseason. San Diego was unable to find a clear answer at the position in free agency or in the draft. They have King Dunlap and Max Starks, both signed in the offseason, competing. Dunlap is likely winning the battle. The Chargers used Mike Harris -- who started at left tackle as an undrafted rookie last year -- in practice during the weekend.
In Oakland, the Raiders have issues because standout Jared Veldheer is expected to miss at least half the season with a triceps injury. Oakland currently has Alex Barron at the spot. He didn’t play in the NFL last year and he struggled in New Orleans on Friday.
Oakland could look for other options at the spot, but there are currently no established left tackles on the roster.
Who do you think has it worse going into the season? Please take our poll. We will review the results Wednesday.