November 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (13) makes a diving catch during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Update: San Diego Chargers Sign WR Seyi Ajirotutu


With all the injuries to the wide receivers on the San Diego Chargers roster, the team is scouring through the waiver wire to find some help. Malcom Floyd will miss the rest of the preseason with his knee injury and Danario Alexander is out for the season.

Philip Rivers was unable to complete one pass to his receivers yesterday. He kept looking to dump his passes off to his tight ends and running backs. Can’t blame that all on the receivers though, he had no time to get the ball off.

The Chargers could be looking to add a familiar face to the roster:

 

Seyi Ajirotutu did well in his limited playing time with the Chargers and showed that he has good chemistry with Philip Rivers. Picking up Ajirotutu will not save the offense, but it could likely push Robert Meachem even deeper down the depth chart.

Currently the roster would have Malcom Floyd, Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal and Keenan Allen. At most, the Chargers would keep 2 more receivers on the roster. Mike Willie stood out last game and could be looking to fill that final spot. There isn’t really another receiver on the roster that has stood out.

UPDATE:


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  • Aaron Johnson

    Id be happy to see Tutu back. I thought he was one of the bright spots of our young talent a few years ago. At the very least, its extra insurance for our injury prone receivers.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Richard Goodman didn’t help his roster status, and Meachem while better than week 1, is still not among the 5 best WR on this roster.

    Tutu, if you kept your speed you can make this roster.

  • 619chargers4life

    Must mean Allen ain’t cutting it

    • Aaron Johnson

      It means the coaching staff have no illusions about the injury prone guys on the roster. This is an insurance move if anything.

      • 619chargers4life

        We shall see

      • arnie

        Still cleaning up aj mess…

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      no way i see them giving up on Allen this early. He dropped a punt and got tripped on a play that was “incidental contact”… he will be alright

      • Stefanie Smith

        They would never give up on Allen, just take off some of the pressure on the rookie,.

      • 619chargers4life

        im not knocking him, the kid needs time to grow, Tutu has a good rap sheet, why not bring him in until Allen has a complete grasp on everything.

  • Daryl Peek

    Likely a preseason plug. Someone to help Rivers feel comfortable. Nene is faster and was better during their time with Chud in Carolina

    I felt it was a huge mistake letting Spurlock go! He was beginning to click with PR and was a decent returner, something we desperately need also.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      BIG mistake is right. I still don’t get that one… or keeping Clary. A free agent guard would already be up to speed, and playing well by now.. for less money too.

      • Daryl Peek

        I’m not trippin’ on Clary. He and Fluker look like they gonna beast in the run game. Didn’t Spurlock play ST coverage too?

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          You gotta pass at some point though.

          • Daryl Peek

            Yeah, Clary hasn’t looked bad tho.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            He did… last night. Remember when Rivers stepped up, and got sacked because Clary got beat? I know everyone wants to blame that on Rivers, but it was Clary.

          • arnie

            everyone gets beat. there will be sacks. the bears D was no joke. i hoping for way less than 49 this season.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            I just don’t see Clary making a big enough impact for this team at any position on the line. I know fans are hopeful, but I am not one of those people. I know I am practically alone on this, but as someone who has been watching Charger football for over three decades.. I can’t go against my eyes, or my gut. Clary will disappoint, watch. If he proves me wrong by the end of the season, I’ll gladly buy you lunch, Arnie. I don’t criticize the new regime for much, but they should have moved on a replacement guard when they had the opportunity. Slim pickins now.

          • arnie

            You’re not alone, i wanted Clary gone as much as anybody. However they had holes to fill so they used what they had, and spent the money elsewhere. Look i get what your sayin, but Clary gave up one sack in his second pre-season game, i’m just going to watch an let it play itself out. As far as i’m concerned this is a wait an see issue. If Clary fails, there’s always another FA or draft around the corner.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            The waiver wire, and team cuts are even closer than the next FA & draft… lol. Looks like we have no other option than to wait and see. Still think they should have used the money that they would have saved by cutting Clary to sign a reputable stop-gap back-up when there were more options available. Then we could have drafted one next year, and had time to develop Troutman. Still unsure if Clary is really any better than a Tyrone Greene. I know people will say yes, but I have my doubts.

          • arnie

            Doubts are fine, it’s who’s doubting that matters. We’re just fans. Nobody’s job is safe. Just because He’s playing with the ones, doesn’t mean Clary will be there. if Sorenson outplays PR, i expect him to start.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            I wanna see Sorenson behind better protection before the preseason finishes. And with better weapons.

          • arnie

            That’s a posibility. But he still threw for more TD than PR did with less reliable protection. CBJ was better with better protection.

    • Stefanie Smith

      I loved Spurlock.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Get him in here. We clearly need another option.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Why won’t they consider Lloyd? As joerockt stated. It’s money. Getting tired of scrounging and going for the league minimum.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        the minimum on this one has to happen though because we are up against the salary cap

        • joerockt

          We have just over $3 mil in cap space. You would think we can work something out

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            still… there are going to be more players that we are going to try to bring in. still need help at corner and defensive line. can’t put all the money in one pot

          • arnie

            there will be cuts. I put McLain and Brown on that platter.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          More reason to cut Clipboard, McClain, and Clary.

          • joerockt

            We have replacements for the first 2, who would you replace Clary with? Troutman or Dombrowski? Really?

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            truth…. might have to keep Clary considering how bad the replacement behind him would be

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Yeah.. I was just peeping the guard market, and I didn’t realize it was that thin. I guess I am not really that confident that Clary is much better than some of the unknown FA’s. Maybe a good guard gets cut for depth reasons, and if Clary continues to be bad, we can pick one up. Probably not going to happen, though. This move should have been made long ago.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            if OVER THE CAP is right… they usually are pretty good with the numbers, cutting Max Starks would give us an extra $2M… that amount doesn’t make sense though. If you do cut Starks, huge risk you play with depth at tackle tho

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Is Starks any better than Mike Harris at this point? Hahahaha…

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        He is locker room poison. He didn’t do well in New England either. But, we are very desperate… so we might have to… if we could afford it. But that would involve cutting Clary, Clipbaord, or McClain. Clearly, NOBODY seems to want to cut those awesome (and fairly paid) players… pfffft.

        • joerockt

          Thanks for pointing out his background. Seems Lloyd is a bit of a loner. Not exactly locker room poison, but not exactly a guy you want to pay a redic amount of money to.

          Pretty fortelling article about him prior to the 2012 season with the Pats:

          http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1146591-why-new-england-patriots-wr-brandon-lloyd-will-fail-in-2012

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Yeah.. 6 different teams says a lot. I get the feeling that if the Patriots couldn’t get any decent production out of him, how would we? Sounds like an overpriced risk. We already have a Meachump ; )

  • veazy

    I’ve been waiting for this for a while. I wonder what number he’ll take since his old one is already taken.

  • joerockt

    Figured this might happen. Its always a money thing, but seems even more so in this case. They can bring in Tutu for league minimum, whereas Lloyd is probably looking for a multiyear contract or a single year well above the minimum.

    I don’t like it, but they have to do what they have to do.

  • Bill Nichols

    We have promise, and I hate the whole, “we’ll be better in a few years crap”. I want to win now, with Rivers, not with someone else. I think a lot of people are jumping the gun. Look we won every preseason game 2 years ago, and what did that get us? Na, freaking da. I believe in this coaching staff, and think last night is just what we needed (minus any injuries) to find the holes / places of idiot-ness, so they can get back in camp and kick some asses into line. I know we need help at WR, and the Oline needs to tighten up. It will happen, and it will happen fast. I am sure TT and MM are putting their heads together and figuring out some personnel moves. The rest of the coaching staff will get this ship on the right course. Bolt Up!!

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    Tonight is a Chargers theme party at Bar Formosa where the Ace of Spades will be opening up for South San Diego’s “One Night Stand”. All Chargers fanatics welcome to come sporting their Bolts. Sorry for short notice. BOLT UP!!!

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