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November 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Jeromey Clary (66) and offensive guard Louis Vasquez (65) during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Potential Cap Casualties

It seems that the Chargers are running out of cap space to add players, but if they want to add a few more players onto the roster for the offensive line and other positions, there still are different areas in which we can free up some room. Here are a list of Chargers players that still are not safe from getting the pink slip.

Jared Gaither – $500,000 saved cap space
There is not a lot of cap space that can be saved this year for releasing Gaither, but it could save the team from a potential headache. If they were to release him, it gets him off of the books for next season too. It would just be a lot of dead money to absorb this year.

Jeromey Clary – $2.3M saved cap space
If the Chargers were to sign Eric Winston to play right tackle, the Chargers would likely release Jeromey Clary in order to make room under the cap. I don’t even think Winston would even take up that much room.

Eddie Royal  -$1.5M saved cap space
Does Mike McCoy believe in Eddie Royal? Does he want to keep him around? If we can lock up Danario Alexander to a deal, I can see Eddie Royal getting the pink slip. Have to free up some room somewhere to pay Danario.

LeRon McClain – $1.4M saved cap space
There is no reason to release McClain right now, but if we are able to pick up a good player in free agency, then McClain could get the boot. Would you rather have McClain around or have Corey Lynch back around for another season?

Charlie Whitehurst – $1.3M saved cap space
If the Chargers want to go in another direction for the backup QB role, then there is $1.3M that can be put back in the pocket.

If we release those 4 players, we could open  up around $5.7M in cap space. There would also be over $14M in dead money. I definitely can see all these  player put on the chopping block. Still a lot of moves to make before the start of the season. Still a lot of time.

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