Former Broncos DT Justin Bannan Could Be Headed to Chargers


Justin Bannan (97) against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Longtime journeyman Justin Bannan could be on his way to his fifth NFL team. The San Diego Chargers are reportedly interested in 12-year veteran defensive tackle after cutting Antonio Garay and losing Aubrayo Franklin and Vaughn Martin in free agency.

Bannan had 42 tackles and one forced fumble for the Broncos last year. Mike McCoy is very familiar with Bannan from last season and from 2010 when Bannan had 35 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumbles for the Broncos.

Bannan brings experience and durability. In each of his seasons, he’s played in double-digit games. He’s played in all 16 games five times and 15 games three times.

The Chargers are extremely young at the position with their next youngest defensive lineman being 26 year-old Jarius Wynn.

It’s about time the Chargers picked from the Broncos’ pool of former players. The Broncos already swiped Quentin Jammer, Shaun Phillips, and Louis Vasquez from the Chargers.

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