DE Igor Olshansky
Laurence Griffiths /Getty
Olshansky, one of the strongest players in the NFL, did not like the way he was deployed last season and griped about his playing time down the stretch. Add it all up and it seems unlikely he'll be back for another season in Blue & Gold.
San Diego could look for Olshansky's replacement on draft day, allowing Jacques Cesaire or Ryon Bingham to start until the rookie is ready to take over. Free agent possibilities include Chris Canty (Dallas Cowboys) or Antonio Smith (Arizona Cardinals).
Odds of Returning: 20 percent
DL Ian Scott
What hurts Scott's odds of returning is that the Bolts have some young D-line talent coming up the pipe. Keith Grennan spent the 2007 season on the practice squad and was called up in Week 12 last year before promptly enduring a season-ending leg injury; Andre Coleman is a quicker option who spent the last two years on the practice squad; and Ogemdi Nwagbuo showed enough during his time on the practice squad last season to earn a new contract for 2009.
Odds of Returning: 15 percent
LB Marques Harris
Behind Shawne Merriman and Shaun Phillips are Jyles Tucker, who is safe after signing a five-year extension last offseason, and Antwan Applewhite, who's leapfrogged Harris in the rotation. Another factor is Anthony Waters, who has jockeyed back and forth between the outside and inside positions.
San Diego could bring Harris back if he'll play for a near-minimum deal. However, the team cannot afford to invest much more than that at the OLB position given the other players already on the books.
Odds of Returning: 25 percent
Who do you want the Chargers to re-sign? Talk about it in the message boards.
Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 15 years and covered the team since 2003.