Aug 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley (left) runs through a hole in the line during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Predicting The Chargers 53 Man Roster

Predicting the Chargers 53 man roster is impossible this far out from the opener, but here is my best effort for what the roster could look like on Week 1 of the NFL season.  There definitely will be some cuts that we are not going to like!

Philip Rivers, Charlie Whitehurst

Ryan Mathews, Ronnie Brown, Jackie Battle

LeRon McClain, Jacob Hester

Wide Receivers
Malcom Floyd, Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, Vincent Brown, Richard Goodman, Micheal Spurlock

Tight End
Antonio Gates, Dante Rosario, Ladarius Green

Nick Hardwick, David Molk

Tyronne Green, Louis Vasquez, Rex Hadnot

Jared Gaither, Jeromey Clary, Mario Henderson, Mike Harris

Defensive Tackle
Aubrayo Franklin, Antonio Garay, Cam Thomas

Defensive Ends
Corey Liuget, Vaughn Martin, Kendall Reyes, Jacques Cesaire

Outside Linebackers
Shaun Phillips, Jarret Johnson, Melvin Ingram, Antwan Barnes, Larry English

Middle Linebackers
Takeo Spikes, Donald Butler, Jonas Mouton, Demorrio Williams

Quentin Jammer, Antoine Cason, Marcus Gilchrist, Shareece Wright, Greg Gatson (probably a veteran that is not on the roster yet)

Eric Weddle, Atari Bigby, Brandon Taylor, Darrell Stuckey

Nate Kaeding

Mike Scifres

Long Snapper
Mike Windt


Close Calls
Randy McMichael, Colin Baxter, Roscoe Parrish, Mike Willie, Michael Hayes, Curtis Brinkley, Bront Bird

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  • @BOLTSFAN1972

    Its too hard to pick the 53 for me
    Well just see

  • davacho

    solid list- i think i prefer brinklely to battle…

    • Ernie Padaon

      i love brink.. my choice on battle was because he also kills on special teams. definitely would rather brinkley running the ball

  • bolthead612

    I like Brinkley more also, and i like Mcmichaels blocking skills but Rasario sounds like a huge redzone threat! BOLT UP!

    • Ernie Padaon

      if Gaither is worse than we think, then we will keep McMIchael for his blocking skills

      • travisold

        Hate to break it to you ernie, but Acee seems to think “pee wee” green won’t make the 53 man roster if they cant get him on the practice squad.

  • blu3ny3llow

    Im thinking bront bird over williams and 4 TE n 5 WR

    • Ernie Padaon

      i think Bisaccia really is going to fight to have his boy Spurlock on the roster and dont know if they want to have Royal returning punts all the time.

    • Ernie Padaon

      and i love Bird and think he will make the roster with someone getting hurt