Chargers To Sign OL Matt Feiler

Minutes after Bud Dupree agreed to terms with the Titans, the Steelers will lose another of their free agents. Matt Feiler agreed to terms with the Chargers on Monday night, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

The four-year veteran will sign a three-year, $21MM agreement with the Bolts. Feiler has worked as a Steelers starter for the past three years.

This move comes hours after the Chargers agreed to terms with Corey Linsley on a center-record contract. Feiler figures to have a spot on the Bolts’ starting O-line as well. Where he lands will be interesting. Feiler has seen time at both tackle and guard, taking over for Marcus Gilbert at right tackle and spending time on Pittsburgh’s interior line as well. Pro Football Focus graded Feiler as a middling guard starter last season but has charted him as an upper-echelon lineman throughout his career.

With Los Angeles, Feiler’s spot would seem to be guard. The Chargers paid up for Bryan Bulaga at right tackle last year. They just cut guard Trai Turner and have fellow guard Dan Feeney set for free agency. Feiler’s position notwithstanding, he represents more resources thrown into protecting Justin Herbert going forward.

The Steelers have brought back B.J. Finney but have some major questions up front going forward. They have now lost Feiler and perennial Pro Bowler Maurkice Pouncey, and left tackle Alejandro Villanueva may well be on his way out as well.

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12 comments on “Chargers To Sign OL Matt Feiler

  1. apathygood

    Wait, my chargers are investing in O-LINE….again?!?! I don’t want to wake up from this dream. Line him up at guard, and spend a round 2-3 draft on a lineman and let’s roll!

    • dan55

      I know, it’s almost like aliens abducted Telesco and replaced him with someone else. I don’t think we’ve ever had a good line with Telesco as the GM.

    • TJECK109

      You will end up wishing you used the 2-3 round pick. He was flat awful last season

      • apathygood

        Unfortunately for us, flat awful would still be an upgrade over what we put on the field last year. Also, according to PFF and other sites, he’s never graded at less than above average as a guard, which is where we’d slot him in the lineup.

      • Shawn8766

        Sorting free agent guards (minimum 50% snaps) by fewest pressures allowed:
        1. Matt Feiler – 16
        2. Joe Thuney – 17
        3. Germain Ifedi – 25
        4. Gabe Jackson – 26
        5. Kevin Zeitler – 28
        6. Denzelle Good – 29
        7. Forrest Lamp – 38

        Watch Football much?

  2. mhdunbar99

    Congrats to Feiler for joining the swampland of team sports, – the Spanos Trustfund fools with the most irrelevant football team in America.

    • Harry Scout

      I mean they are more relevant than a man screaming into the void like yourself

  3. Shawn8766

    Must suck when stats prove you have no idea what your talking about
    Sorting free agent guards (minimum 50% snaps) by fewest pressures allowed:
    1. Matt Feiler – 16
    2. Joe Thuney – 17
    3. Germain Ifedi – 25
    4. Gabe Jackson – 26
    5. Kevin Zeitler – 28
    6. Denzelle Good – 29
    7. Forrest Lamp – 38

  4. leefieux

    So Feiler harts better at T, but the Chargers are gonna play him at Guard? Makes sense…..not!

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