Despite catching 48 passes last season for 659 yards in 14 games in 2006, the Chargers have wide out Eric Parker on the trading block. The Union-Tribune is reporting that the team has fielded calls from a few teams about Parker’s services. The paper says that Parker will for sure be either traded or released by the start of training camp next month.
“If this is happening, I will get involved,” Parker’s agent Jack Bechta said. “I will start taking the lead. With the relationship I have with the front office and the respect Eric has garnered, I’m sure they’ll let us participate in the process.” Bechta said that he had just learned that the team is looking to move Parker somewhere else.
Parker is somewhat damaged goods, as he missed all of last season after undergoing toe surgery in October of 2007. One team that the article has pointed out has shown interest is Cleveland, who may be looking for someone to step in if receiver Joe Jurevicius’ off season knee injury is worse than what even he is leading on to.
In six seasons with the Chargers, Parker has played in 62 games, catching 187 passes for 2586 and 11 touchdowns. His best season was 2005 when he pulled in 57 catches for 725 yards and three scores.