Chargers veterans Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack are trade targets.

The Athletic reports that the Los Angeles Chargers are interested in trading for veterans like Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack.

These same teams are also allegedly waiting to see if the Chargers release 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year Bosa or 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Mack.

Mack and Bosa have the greatest salary cap hits at $38.5 million and $36.6 million, respectively, and Spotrac reports the Chargers are $20.6 million above the cap. The new league year starts Wednesday, giving Los Angeles days to become cap compliant.

Mack, acquired from the Bears for a 2022 second-round pick, has been everything the Chargers wanted. Since joining Los Angeles, the 33-year-old has totaled 124 tackles and 25 sacks in 34 games.

Not so for Bosa. Over the same period, injuries have limited the 28-year-old to 14 games. Over the past two seasons, he's has 30 tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery

In 2022, Bosa had groin surgery but returned for the Chargers' playoff run. Bosa was penalized for major unsportsmanlike behavior after removing his helmet in Los Angeles' 31-30 upset defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

From a 27-point deficit, Jacksonville staged the third-largest playoff comeback in league history and sealed the Chargers' fate. Bosa, the third overall choice in the 2016 NFL Draft, played his entire eight-year career with the Chargers, including their final season in San Diego before moving to Los Angeles in 2017.

Bosa has only played every game in three seasons. He's had 321 tackles, 67 sacks, 15 caused fumbles, and four recoveries in 93 games.