I've seen a couple application notes suggesting a gate to source resistor being added to help with depleting the gate charge when trying to turn off MOSFETs.
At the moment I have an H-bridge that is controlled by two gate drivers and I am having some issues (which I think are just connection / solder joint issues) that end up killing a particular top-side MOSFET. The top-side MOSFETs are driven with a boot strap circuit which performs well in 13/15 of the PCBs I have had manufactured.
RGS circled in blue:
I don't think it is a good idea to add the gate to source resistor on the top-side MOSFETs because then there would be a path for current back to the other H-bridge half top-side gate. See this article for suggestion of adding this resistor.
I have also seen application notes suggesting the use of a diode in series with a resistor roughly half the value of the gate resistor like so (circled in blue) to help with turning off MOSFETs and am wondering if this might improve my circuit design and possibly prevent the failures I am seeing in the top-side MOSFET given my particular layout with gate drivers driving the MOSFETs with a boot strap circuit. App note I saw using this method.