Los Angeles Chargers Restructure 2 Pass Rushers

The Los Angeles Chargers have added to their flexibility by deepening their commitment to their two star pass rushers. ESPN's Field Yates reports that the Chargers have opened up $25.99 million in cap space by reworking the deals of Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack.

Bosa is playing on a colossal five-year, $135 million extension. He appeared in only five games for the Chargers last season, tallying 2.5 sacks, but the Chargers clearly trust their four-time Pro Bowler to come back strong.

The Chargers acquired Mack last offseason via trade with the Chicago Bears. He has two years remaining on a six-year, $141 million extension he initially signed with the Bears in 2018. He notched 8.0 sacks in 17 starts last season. Reworking his deal assures his place on the 2023 roster, but Mack will have to excel this season in order to justify his massive $23.25 million in new money next year.

The two transactions bring the Chargers to approximately $19.1 million under the 2023 salary cap, per overthecap. They'll have a chance to improve a roster that made the playoffs last season, but they'll have to be mindful of a looming extension for quarterback Justin Herbert.

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