Final Cuts Deadline Is Tomorrow… From 75 to 53

October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem (12) on the field prior to kickoff of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Time to trim those rosters down from 75 to 53. For the Chargers, it won’t be that difficult to make these decisions. They will be more interested to see what teams around the league do with their rosters. Tomorrow at 3PM, San Diego time, the Chargers must have their roster trimmed down. Expect a lot of the moves to be coming today though.

Here is the rest of the NFL schedule:

August 31 — Prior to 6:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the
Active/Inactive List.

August 31 — Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of
Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of
the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/NonFootball Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade
contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.

September 1 — Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00
p.m., New York time.

September 1 — Beginning at 12:00 p.m., New York time, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of eight players
by signing free agents who do not have an Accrued Season of free agency credit or who were
on the 46-player Active List for less than nine regular season games during each of any
Accrued Seasons. A player cannot serve on the Practice Squad for more than three seasons.

September 1 — Final day of preseason training camp for all clubs, as defined in CBA Article 23, Section 9.

September 3 — After 4:00 p.m., New York time, a club is permitted to place a player on Reserve/Injured as
“Designated for Return.”

September 4 — At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for all NFL Player Contracts, Practice Player Contracts,
tender offers, and miscellaneous amounts to fit within each Club’s 2013 Salary Cap, in
anticipation of the midnight expiration of the Top 51 Rule.

September 5 — At 12:00 a.m., New York time, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL Clubs.

Topics: Nfl Preseason, San Diego Chargers

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  • Fan

    Thanks for the breakdown… Could you do a follow-up and translate it into English instead of football jargon.

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

    What… you mean they haven’t already finished with the cuts, Ernie? ; )

  • arnie

    Ernie, get in there and call TT. I know you have him on speed dial. After last night cuts should be a Brees….

  • Aaron Johnson

    From NFL.com: Cuts to 53: CB Cornelius Brown, S Sean Cattouse, LB Phillip Dillard, CB Greg Gatson, LB Jerrell Harris, CB William Middleton, LB Dan Molls, OT Randy Richards, G Stephen Schilling, OT Max Starks, WR Luke Tasker

  • FitzWilly

    Just saw Fozzy the podium :)
    people getting cut don’t get to go on the podium :)
    Fozzy and Stan are in like Flynn

  • tubbs45

    Man… I had high hopes for Starks, boy I was incorrect… Had high hopes for Meachum, wrong again. Thought Middleton had a good shot, nope. I will reserve all judgement because clearly my gut is fogged with beer. #BoltUP
    http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp295/u15GummiBear/7987.jpg

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