Roster Changes

Chargers Make Roster Cuts

The San Diego Chargers announced their final roster cuts ahead of the league-mandated 53 man trimming deadline.  The name I am most surprised is on this list is OLB Thomas Keiser.  Keiser was originally signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on July 30, 2011.  Waived on September 4th, 2011 he eventually was signed to the Panthers’ practice squad.  He was signed to their active roster on November 8, 2011 and then waived by the Panthers on May 13, 2013.  Keiser signed with the Chargers in May of 2013 and was released in August of 2013, but then signed to their practice squad in September.

Proving to be a physical linebacker for the Chargers, he played 12 games (3 starts), racking up 21 tackles, 4.5 sacks and an interception. Keiser’s glory moment came in week 15 of the 2013 season when he intercepted Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning to seal the win for the Chargers.

I expect Keiser to be signed to the Chargers practice squad if he clears waviers.  Another interesting release came in the form of WR Vincent Brown who was waived-injured and if he clears the waivers will be placed on the reserve-injured list.

The list of roster cuts are below.

LB Victor Aiyewa
DT Chas Alecxih
WR Torrence Allen
WR Vincent Brown 
CB Crezdon Butler
S Alden Darby
CB Greg Ducre
TE Michael Flacco
T Mike Harris
WR Javontee Herndon
OLB Thomas Keiser
DL Joe Kruger
OLB Cordarro Law
S Adrian Phillips
WR Tevin Reese
T Jeremiah Sirles
QB Brad Sorensen
OLB Colton Underwood
G Craig Watts
T Kenny Wiggins
C Khalil Wilkes
DL Doug Worthington

 

In total, 22 players were released, but it’s safe to expect maybe another cut or two once the Chargers put in their waiver claims.

Three Round Mock Draft: San Diego Chargers 2014 Edition

Football fans everywhere have highly anticipated the day where they will finally be able to acquire their future of the organization or someone who will be cut within three years of being signed. That day is the beloved “Draft Day”. For you fans that have also seen the new release movie Draft Day, Kevin Costner said it best when he said “Every year someone comes out of this thing looking like a donkey.” Let’s just hope it won’t be San Diego.

2014-15 Offseason Report


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The 2013-14 NFL season has officially come to an end. The Seattle Seahawks, as a result of winning this years Super Bowl, have taken the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to the “12th man” in Seattle, requiring the other 31 teams that were not so fortunate to go back to the drawing board. One of those teams is our beloved San Diego Chargers. San Diego lost to the Denver Broncos 24-17 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. However, despite being ruled out of playoff contention by almost everyone half-way through the season, they made the playoffs. Here’s how the Chargers will/can improve their odds heading into next season:

Mid-season hero Danario Alexander will return to Chargers

San Diego Chargers v Denver BroncosThe Chargers gambled last year by signing wide receiver Danario Alexander, and it sure has paid off. Alexander became Philip Rivers #1 target and San Diego’s threat to score mid-way through the 2012-2013 season. He also was a dependable target in big time situations. Which earned trust of not only Philip Rivers, but the coaching staff and players.

Keenan Allen brought into San Diego family

NFL: San Diego Chargers-Rookie MinicampNow that part of Philip Rivers problem is gone by drafting D.J. Fluker, its time to give him some weapons to target. The Chargers draft Keenan Allen in the third round to help out Philip Rivers. 

Manti Te’o to the San Diego Chargers. Is this a good fit for Te’o?

Manti Te'o

Freshly drafted rookie Manti Te’o has had a rough past couple of months. Although at the time it seemed none of it would have been this way. He started off from a red hot fire and since then its burned down to just a coal. However, there is still some heat to that coal. Te’o is looking to transfer that coal, and all the bad luck with it, back into a fire.