Chargers to Meet Linebacker

The San Diego Chargers, eager to put the right pieces together as they transition to a 3-4 defense, will meet with a linebacker not named Barrett Green on Monday.

Linebacker Randall Godfrey will meet with the Chargers Monday.

The eight-year veteran middle linebacker had 59 tackles for the Seahawks last season, starting 13 games and appearing in 15 despite various injuries.

At 245 pounds, Godfrey is a bigger piece to the defense the Chargers are trying to put together.

"He is intrigued to play inside next to Donnie Edwards," his agent Ben Dogra said.

Godfrey is solid in run support and can still shed blocks at the age of 30. His three stuffs, or tackles for a loss, would out pace most of the current Chargers. He is also known to be solid in pass coverage, traits that are equally important to the defensive transition the Chargers will employ.

Most of all, Godfrey is another veteran presence to a still young defense. He was considered a leader in the Seattle locker room. The biggest hang up is that he needs to stay on the field and has been injured over the last two seasons, but managed to play in 15 games in 2003.

Godfrey, 6-2, is also scheduled to meet with two other teams, though he has spoken with the Seahawks about returning.

Look for the Chargers to make a strong push to land Godfrey on Monday as they can ill-afford to let him leave as the market thins out.

Barrett Green is also scheduled to make the trek to San Diego, but he will be in New York on Monday. At 225 pounds, he is a bit small for what the Chargers are trying to accomplish, but he makes plays...something the current linebacking crew, minus Donnie Edwards, has struggled to do over the past two seasons.

Green had 93 tackles, three sacks and two passes defensed last year for the Detroit Lions.

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