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Los Angeles Chargers roster cuts following 2021 training camp

NFL teams are cutting down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Los Angeles Chargers sort out their roster decisions.

 Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley looks on during the NFL preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Chargers on August 22, 2021, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers enter the 2021 season with a new head coach in Brandon Staley and a rising second-year quarterback in Justin Herbert. The franchise has high hopes for this season, but will key players stay healthy and can the Chargers win some close games with Herbert at the helm?

One key battle in preseason was at receiver, with Jalen Guyton being the leader of the group including Joshua Palmer and Tyron Johnson. If Mike Williams continues to underwhelm, Guyton could eventually be the No. 2 guy alongside Keenan Allen.

Chargers 53-man roster following roster cuts

Los Angeles Chargers, 2021 53-man roster

Position Name Position Name
Position Name Position Name
QB Justin Herbert
QB Easton Stick
QB Chase Daniel
RB Austin Ekeler
RB Justin Jackson
RB Joshua Kelley
RB Larry Rountree III
FB Gabe Nabers
WR Keenan Allen
WR Jalen Guyton
WR KJ Hill Jr.
WR Joshua Palmer
WR Mike Williams
TE Stephen Anderson
TE Jared Cook
TE Tre' McKitty
TE Donald Parham Jr.
P Ty Long
K Tristan Vizcaino
LS Matt Overton
C Corey Linsley
C/G Scott Quessenberry
T Bryan Bulaga
T Storm Norton
T Trey Pipkins III
T Rashawn Slater
G Oday Aboushi
G Matt Feiler
G/T Brenden Jaimes
DL Christian Covington
DL Justin Jones
DL Linval Joseph
DL Forrest Merrill
DL Jerry Tillery
LB Kenneth Murray Jr.
LB Nick Niemann
LB Amen Ogbongbemiga
LB Drue Tranquill
LB Kyzir White
OLB Joey Bosa
OLB Kyler Fackrell
OLB Uchenna Nwosu
OLB Chris Rumph II
CB Tevaughn Campbell
CB Michael Davis
CB Brandon Facyson
CB Kemon Hall
CB Chris Harris Jr.
CB Asante Samuel Jr.
DB Mark Webb Jr.
S Nasir Adderley
S Alohi Gilman
S Derwin James Jr.
Reserve Injured
LB Damon Lloyd
DL Chris Okoye
Reserve Covid-19
CB Ryan Smith

*Player who was waived with an injury designation and has reverted back to the team’s injured reserve list

Chargers ​​​roster cuts

  • QB KJ Costello
  • RB Darius Bradwell
  • WR Michael Bandy
  • WR John Hurst
  • WR Tyron Johnson
  • WR Jason Moore Jr.
  • WR Austin Proehl
  • WR Joe Reed
  • TE Hunter Kampmoyer
  • TE Matt Seybert
  • TE Matt Sokol
  • G Nate Gilliam
  • OT Darius Harper
  • G Ryan Hunter
  • OT Kyle Spalding
  • OL Tyree St. Louis
  • DT T.J. Smith
  • DL Cortez Broughton
  • DL Breiden Fehoko
  • DL Chris Okoye*
  • DL Frederick Smith Jr.
  • DL Willie Yarbary
  • LB Davin Bellamy
  • LB Cole Christiansen
  • LB Emeke Egbule
  • LB Nate Evans
  • LB Joe Gaziano
  • LB Jessie Lemonier
  • LB Damon Lloyd*
  • CB John Brannon III
  • CB KJ Sails
  • CB Donte Vaughn
  • DB Ben DeLuca
  • K Michael Badgley
  • K Alex Kessman
  • P Lachlan Edwards
  • LS Ryan Langan
  • LS Cole Mazza