Chargers attempted to re-sign OT Sam Tevi

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Former Chargers offensive tackle Sam Tevi signed with the Colts on Tuesday.

Tevi, Los Angeles’ sixth-round pick of the 2017 NFL draft, served as the team’s starting left tackle last season after spending the previous two on the right side.

As a blindside blocker, Tevi was fine, but he didn’t offer much appeal as the long-term solution.

However, L.A. clearly viewed him as a swing tackle, considering they attempted to re-sign him before being outbid by Indianapolis, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

The Chargers attempting to bring back Tevi just goes to show where the team stands with Trey Pipkins, who was drafted in 2019 with the expectations of becoming the starting left tackle.

Had Tevi been re-signed, the team’s likelihood of drafting one in the first-round would be still be high, but other positions like cornerback or edge defender would be sought out options.

Los Angeles could still look to sign a cheap veteran as a stop-gap or for depth, but either way, it’s trending towards the team drafting a left tackle high.