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Friday, August 29, 2014
San Diego Chargers' projected roster

By Eric D. Williams

Examining the San Diego Chargers' roster:

QUARTERBACKS (3)

Sorensen struggled at times during training camp, both in practice and in games. But I think this organization sees value in having a developmental quarterback on the active roster, and believes that Sorensen can be developed.

RUNNING BACKS (4)

Grice solidified a spot on the active roster, in my view, with a strong performance against Arizona. Branden Oliver remains an option for the practice squad if he clears waivers.

RECEIVERS (6)


Brown will be back sooner rather than later, but Ajirotutu and Inman likely will be needed against Arizona next week. Javontee Herndon and Tevin Reese are practice-squad candidates.

TIGHT ENDS (4)

Mike Flacco remains a candidate for the practice squad, but I like the overall depth of this group.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (8)


With Jeromey Clary on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, the Chargers could keep another player here. Kenny Wiggins has done a nice job filling in at guard with the second unit, and is much improved from last season. Mike Harris also remains an option, but Smith was the better player during preseason games.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (7)


With Kwame Geathers done for the year, the Chargers will be looking for more depth once final roster cut downs happen this weekend. Undrafted rookie free agent Chas Alecxih put himself in the conversation to stick around with his play against the Cardinals.

LINEBACKERS (10)
Law earned a spot on the roster because of his pass-rush skills and ability to play special teams, replacing Andrew Gachkar.

CORNERBACKS (4)

Chris Davis, Steve Williams, Crezdon Butler and Greg Ducre all flashed, but I think you need to pick up a roster spot here in order to keep an extra defensive lineman due to injury concerns.

SAFETIES (4)

Marshall serves as added insurance here with Addae's hamstring injury. Alden Darby and Adrian Phillips are potential practice squad candidates.

SPECIALISTS (3)


A pretty solid group of specialists. Novak improved his consistency on his kickoffs this exhibition season.