AFC West: James Holt
The Broncos’ home field is now officially known as Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It was previously known as Invesco Field at Mile High.
In an attempt to finally get back to the Super Bowl, the Chargers are breaking the bank in 2011.
Former Denver coach Josh McDaniels is enjoying his role as the Rams’ offensive coordinator. I’m sure many Denver fans are also enjoying the fact that McDaniels is in St. Louis.
The Chargers cut linebacker James Holt. He joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
After having one long snapper since 1994, San Diego is now on its fourth snapper of the season. Amazing.
Long snapper Ryan Neill, who snapped in the second and third games, is now out for the year with a knee injury. So, San Diego has now turned to veteran Ethan Albright. He is in his 16th NFL season. He snapped in every game through 1996-2009. He was last with Washington.
Let’s see if Albright can bring back stability to the position in San Diego. The craziness began when David Binn, the longest tenured Charger ever, was lost for the season in an opening-season loss at Kansas City. The team then signed veteran James Dearth. He was lost for the season when he was hurt in practice before playing a game for the Chargers.
The Chargers made some other moves Tuesday. San Diego signed safety Quinton Teal and brought back Dante Hughes, who was cut Saturday. Running back Curtis Brinkley was cut. He will likely go back to the practice squad. He was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday as insurance at running back. His release probably means rookie starter Ryan Mathews will be back against Arizona. Mathews has missed the past six quarters with an ankle injury. There were indications Monday that Mathews would play this week.
The team also put linebacker James Holt on the injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
San Diego put backup linebacker James Holt on the injured reserve. He hurt his shoulder in a win over Washington on Sunday. The rookie free agent was playing well on special teams.
To replace Holt, San Diego signed veteran Dontarrious Thomas. He was last in the NFL with Minnesota in 2008. The Vikings' second-round pick in 2004 played in the UFL this fall. He will likely play on special teams in the playoffs.
The Chiefs were the only team to put a waiver claim on receiver Chris Chambers and they were awarded him. San Diego cut the demoted starter Monday.
The Kansas City Star suggests safety Jarrad Page could be put on the injured reserve.
Seattle cut running back Edgerrin James. Some could connect the dots and think Kansas City could go after him because James played for Chiefs head coach Todd Haley in Arizona last season and because of Larry Johnson’s status. It could happen, but the Chiefs had an opportunity to sign James before the season and they didn’t. But things can change.
The Broncos added running back Lance Ball and defensive tackle Carlton Powell (a former Denver draft choice) to the add squad. Running back Darius Walker was cut from the practice squad and Denver placed defensive lineman Everette Pedescleaux on the injured list.
The Chargers signed rookie linebacker James Holt from the practice squad. The team is thin at the position.
The San Diego Chargers just announced their eight-man practice squad:
Gary Banks WR Troy
Darry Beckwith LB Louisiana State
Simeon Castille CB Alabama
Corey Clark T Texas A&M
Andre Coleman DE Albany
James Holt LB Kansas
Billy Latsko FB Florida
Ryan McDonald C Illinois
The San Diego Chargers just announced their final cuts.
I will follow up with an analysis post soon. But here’s the list:
The San Diego Chargers released 21 players today and placed DE Ryon Bingham on Reserve-Injured (arm) to reach the NFL’s mandatory 53-player roster limit. The following players were released:
LB Eric Bakhtiari
WR Gary Banks
LB Darry Beckwith
CB Simeon Castille
T Corey Clark
DE Andre Coleman
TE Charles Davis
G Ray Feinga
G Kynan Forney
DE Keith Grennan
LB James Holt
DT Rashaad Jackson
FB Billy Latsko
WR Charly Martin
C Ryan McDonald
RB Kestahn Moore
DT Ian Scott
T L.J. Shelton
CB Antonio Smith
P Truman Spencer
TE Kory Sperry
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The San Diego Chargers signed 18 undrafted free agents.
There's not a lot of household names here, but maybe one or two will be a surprise and make the 53-man roster:
Samuel Allen, T, Grand Valley State
Darry Beckwith, LB, Louisiana State
Curtis Brinkley, RB, Syracuse
Greg Carr, WR, Florida State
Jeremy Childs, WR, Boise State
Anthony Felder, LB, California
Dan Gay, T, Baylor
James Holt, LB, Kansas
Rashaad Jackson, NT, Clemson
Charles Martin, WR, West Texas A&M
Ryan McDonald, C, Illinois
Ben Muth, G, Stanford
Wopamo Osaisai, CB, Stanford
William Rentmeester, FB, Wisconsin
Rodgeriqus Smith, WR, Auburn
Kory Sperry, TE, Colorado State
Claude Spillman, S, Marshall
Jerimiah Wurzbacher, TE, North Dakota State