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King Dunlap | Tackle

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 330
College: Auburn
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Chargers re-signed LT King Dunlap to a four-year, $28 million contract.
Dunlap started all 16 games on Philip Rivers' blindside last year, grading out as a top-25 tackle by Pro Football Focus. A dominant run-blocker, Dunlap made improvements in pass protection, allowing just three sacks. Turning 30 in September, Dunlap will return as a bookend to RT D.J. Fluker and is now signed through 2018 -- Dunlap's age-33 season. The Chargers still have a long way to go to shore up their interior offensive line. Feb 20 - 7:45 PM

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The Chargers will meet with free agent LT King Dunlap's player rep at the Combine.

Per ace reporter Michael Gehlken, the Bolts would like to re-sign Dunlap before the start of free agency. Dunlap started all 16 games last season, holding up reasonably well on Philip Rivers' blindside. Dunlap is Rotoworld's No. 5 free-agent tackle. He turns 30 in September.
Feb 19 - 6:52 PM

Updating an earlier item, Chargers LT King Dunlap has been diagnosed with a strained neck, but the team is uncertain if he suffered his third concussion of the season in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

"Once we sit down and figure out all the details of everything and the doctors make the ruling," coach Mike McCoy said Monday. "We will definitely look at what is best for King Dunlap's future and not just our football team." At the very least, it sounds like Dunlap will miss Week 11. D.J. Fluker filled in on the blindside against the Broncos, with Jeromey Clary manning right tackle.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 07:29:00 PM

Chargers LT King Dunlap suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Broncos, and will not return.

Troublingly, it's Dunlap's third concussion of the season. It's possible he'll be shut down. Rookie D.J. Fluker has kicked over to the blindside, with Jeromey Clary coming it at right tackle.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 06:34:00 PM

Chargers LT King Dunlap (concussion) was a full participant in Saturday's practice and is probable for Week 6.

Dunlap missed the last two weeks due to a concussion, but has finally gained full medical clearance. His return comes just in time, as fill-in LT Mike Harris was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with an ankle injury.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Chargers LT King Dunlap (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing, and is on track to start Monday's game against the Colts.

The move comes just in time, as fill-in LT Mike Harris landed on injured reserve with an ankle injury Wednesday. Dunlap was not playing at a high level before going down, but hasn't been a major liability on Philip Rivers' blindside.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 02:26:00 PM

Chargers LT King Dunlap (concussion) has resumed running and lifting.

It's finally some progress for Dunlap, who hasn't played since sustaining a serious concussion against the Titans in Week 3. Backup Michael Harris (ankle, injured reserve) handled himself fairly well over the last two weeks, but is out for the season. Dunlap's Week 6 status is unclear right now.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Chargers declared LT King Dunlap (concussion) and LG Chad Rinehart (toe) inactive for Week 5 against the Raiders.

The Chargers are without two of their starting offensive lineman, but will be getting RG Jeromey Clary (clavicle) back this week. Also inactive are WR Lavelle Hawkins, QB Brad Sorensen, SS Brandon Taylor, DT Kwame Geathers, and OLB Tourek Williams.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Chargers LT King Dunlap (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Dunlap missed practice all week and still isn't ready to return from his concussion. Michael Harris will start in his place. The Chargers are also expected to be without LG Chad Rinehart (foot) and RG Jeromey Clary (clavicle) this week
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Chargers LT King Dunlap (concussion) is not expected to play in Week 4.

DeMarcus Ware is licking his chops. Philip Rivers' blindside will now be manned by Mike Harris, who was an absolute turnstile as a rookie last year. At least D.J. Fluker is back at right tackle, though he struggles in pass pro.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Chargers LT King Dunlap (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Dunlap exited last week's loss to the Titans late in the fourth quarter with the concussion. LG Chad Rinehart (foot) has already been ruled out for this week against the Cowboys, while RG Jeromey Clary (clavicle) also isn't practicing this week. Michael Harris is Dunlap's backup. If you recall, Harris gave up ten sacks last season. DeMarcus Ware may have a field day.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Chargers LT King Dunlap suffered a concussion in Week 3.

San Diego also lost LG Chad Rinehart to turf toe; neither returned. The other Chargers starting tackle, RT D.J. Fluker, was inactive with a concussion. San Diego is beginning to show the lack of depth and talent on its roster. The injuries are a big concern as the Bolts face DeMarcus Ware's Cowboys in Week 4.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:02:00 PM

The Chargers still haven't settled on a starting left tackle.

Outside of arguably Green Bay -- whose left-tackle battle was injury-induced -- San Diego is the only team in the league yet to settle on its quarterback's blind side protector entering the second week of preseason games. King Dunlap has taken the majority of first-team practice reps. Max Starks is his competition.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 01:26:00 PM

King Dunlap has gotten the majority of first-team left tackle reps so far.

Dunlap missed some time on Monday with a minor hamstring strain, giving Max Starks a chance with the starters. Other than that, it's been virtually all Dunlap on Philip Rivers' blind side. No matter who wins out, the left tackle spot will be a major weakness for the Chargers this season. It's part of the reason new coach Mike McCoy is installing a quick and short passing game.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 11:21:00 AM

ESPN's Matt Williamson believes the Chargers have "the worst left tackle situation in the NFL."

Williamson is former scout for the Browns. Here's his take on King Dunlap, who is currently penciled in as the Chargers' starter: "He has great size, but he is heavy-footed and can really struggle to play low enough due to his extreme height. At best, he is a right tackle athlete and not suited to playing on the left side." The Chargers also lost their top guard, Louis Vasquez, in free agency. We're not sure how Philip Rivers sleeps at night.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, May 7, 2013 12:33:00 PM