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Chargers Must Ponder Life After Kris Dielman On Offensive Line

The San Diego Chargers had a dynamic offensive line for several seasons behind the power of Kris Dielman along its interior. Along with other names like Nick Hardwick and Marcus McNeill, the Chargers could count on high totals from LaDanian Tomlinson and the rest of their running backs. Now, however, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune says the Chargers might have to think about life after Dielman, who is pondering retirement after some head injuries.

Acee writes, "Dielman, a four-time Pro Bowler, went on injured reserve Nov. 6, two weeks after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets and then a gran mal seizure on the team’s return flight to San Diego. It is believed Dielman can return, but the scare of the seizure and ongoing recovery and uncertainty regarding brain injuries has him concerned enough to have broached the topic of retirement with those close to him."

The Chargers have been hurting for depth along the line all season and recently picked up Jared Gaither on waivers from the Chiefs. It certainly makes it likely the Chargers use a high draft pick on one of the best interior linemen coming into the draft like Cordy Glenn from Georgia.