Chris Chambers was acquired at the trading deadline in 2007 and became arguably the single-biggest catalyst to a turnaround that saw the Chargers advance to that season's AFC Championship Game.
He caught almost everything he got his hands on, making remarkable and crucial catches seem routine.
Now, Chambers is on the clock.
Indications are that the veteran receiver will be given more time to right himself but also that there is not infinite patience with his inability to get open, make catches and become a reliable target once again.
“We've got to get him going,” head coach Norv Turner said Monday. “He's got to get right.”
Turner has been explaining away Chambers' diminished production for a couple weeks, showing a concerted effort to explain why the former Pro Bowler's numbers are down and why it might look worse than it is.