Good morning. The San Diego Chargers are expected to announce final roster cuts close to the Saturday 4 p.m. ET league deadline. As soon as they are announced, we will have a post on the released players and an analysis of the team's final roster.
News of players getting released continues to trickle out this morning. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports tight end Mike Flacco, the younger brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, has been told he will be released by the Chargers.
Reportedly, the Chargers also released Crezdon Butler, Brad Sorensen, Tevin Reese and defensive linemen Doug Worthington and Joe Kruger. The team has not confirmed those moves, but that would put the Chargers at 69 players as they work on whittling the roster down to 53.
Ricky Henne of Chargers.com provides five lessons learned from San Diego’s final preseason win against Arizona.
Jay Paris of the Sports Xchange gives us an early preview of the regular-season opener at Arizona.
Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego writes that cutting Sorensen makes sense for the Chargers because it frees up a roster spot for a team attempting to make a deep playoff run.
Russell Baxter of Bleacher Report gives the Charges a C grade for the team’s performance during the preseason.