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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Chargers trim roster

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson


The Chargers got down to the NFL-mandated 75-player limit Tuesday by making three moves.

Rookie cornerback Brandon Hughes was put on the injured reserve. He suffered a major knee injury in practice Monday. Hughes was a fifth-round pick. The Chargers hoped he would play in their cornerback rotation.

Rookie receiver Demetrius Byrd was put on the reserve-non football injury list. Byrd was taken in the seventh round this season out of LSU. He was injured in an auto accident a week before the draft. Byrd was considered a mid-round pick before the accident.

The team also cut linebacker Anthony Felder.