Chargers Add A Couple Of Defensive Players

Jul 23, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Sean Lissemore (95) during drills in training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports.

Tom Telesco is busy scouring the waiver wire after all the team’s cuts. We have already added a couple of players onto the roster after cut day.

The Chargers signed ILB Reggie Walker onto the roster. He is a special teams stud and has worked with special teams coach Kevin Spencer in Arizona. He should help upgrade the special teams for us. The team has released DJ Smith in order to make room for Walker.

The Chargers also traded a 2015 7th round draft pick to the Dallas Cowboys for a defensive lineman. They picked up Sean Lissemore to join in on the defensive front and place Damik Scafe on the injured reserve to make room for him on the roster.

Lissemore is listed at 6-foot-3, 315 pounds. The 2010 seventh-round pick has appeared in 28 games, including six starts in 2012, with 66 career tackles and 3.5 sacks. He has versatility, considered capable of playing all three line spots in a 3-4 scheme. – UT San Diego

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  • Stefanie Smith

    Broncos signed Edwin Baker to their practice squad.

    • NativeSanDiegan

      Bummer!!!

    • arnie

      No worries. if someone goes down, guess who getting a phone call. ;)

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

    Makin moves…..

    • NativeSanDiegan

      That’s what I was hoping for. Wondering about Ryan Lilja at guard who was a starter at Indy for many yrs. Was cut by Donkeys. Has to be better and cheaper than our starting RG (can’t think of his name-too early in the morning here in Hawaii and waiting for coffee to brew).

      • JoseSD

        I don’t think so, he came out of retirement to play with Manning since their #1 and #2 centers are injured. Then they cut him I doubt he’d want to play here instead of just retiring again

        • NativeSanDiegan

          OK. Tjanks

  • NativeSanDiegan

    Question for all the experts out there. I’ve always thought that a team can sign anyone on any team’s practice squad to their active roster. True?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      true…. as long as it is to the 53 man roster

      • NativeSanDiegan

        Interesting…

      • arnie

        did you understand the question better than i did?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Pretty sure we can sign any practice squad player onto our 53 man roster… Vikings signed Jordan Todman off of ours before

          • Daryl Peek

            I remember that. Todman looked good this preseason.

          • Nick in PB

            And remember Scott Tolzein? He looked great in the preseason and right after we released him (just after playing the Niners) they picked him up before we could sign him to the practice squad. I wondered why he wasn’t with the Niners this year???

          • Daryl Peek

            Tolzein is a pocket passer. Harbaugh likes mobile QB’s. That’s why he got cut for BJ Daniels this season.

            Todman was not gonna get much PT in Minny with AP rolling like he was last season. Todman is a faster version of Baker IMO. Norv wanted a better pass catching RB. Todman had not progressed enough in that area with us.

          • Nick in PB

            We have to release them and if nobody claims them, we can sign them to the practice squad. I think that’s how it works???

          • arnie

            Yes. you are correct. i was thinking about waivers…..

    • arnie

      If you mean can the Chargers sign a player away from the the Steeler practice Squad? No. However the Chargers can sign a player form thier own practice squad, IF they release a player from the active roster, or place an active roster player on IR.

      • NativeSanDiegan

        The Chargers can’t sign a player to their active 53 man roster from Steelers Practice Squad?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Pretty sure we can

        • arnie

          Ernie is correct.

          • NativeSanDiegan

            Thanks for clearing that up for me. I wonder why it’s not done more frequently.

          • arnie

            Best guess? Not every team has the same needs. These guys are developmental players. So there is a risk when you sign one, they may not work the way a team hoped.

  • navw21

    Chargers claimed DL Drake Nevis off waivers from Indy. Waived Brandon Moore to make room. Gehlken just tweeted the info as well as Bill Williamson from espn.

  • navw21
  • Gunnar Martin

    Really like what TT has done since the deadline. Lissemore is a great pickup for depth on our D-line, as is Drake Nevis, who was just signed away from the Colts. Not so sure I like the move of switching Reggie Walker for DJ Smith, but I trust our personnel department. Having all those coaches from Zona must have made that move work. And then there’s Terrell Manning that we just grabbed off waivers from the Cheeseheads. Tommy has really improved our defensive depth.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Cromartie, Keiser, and Becton have all been signed to our practice squad! Can’t wait to see who’s next

  • Daryl Peek

    Interesting moves by TT and McCoy so far. Not my first choice as players to look at but they are the paid professionals and this is a limited finance rebuilding process. I wish they would go for more team speed in building up our depth, that’s why I was looking at the following players. Re-post:

    “WR/KR Charles Hawkins of the Cards and DE/OLB Brandon Copeland of the Ravens are two names that jump out IMO. Hawkins could fill Goodman’s role and is a much better WR prospect. Copeland has Freeny like traits. He was a hand down LB in college that was disruptive in the backfield.

    WR Tobais Palmer a WR/KR with speed, speed, SPEED.

    WR Toney Clemons another WR/KR with great speed but is also big at 6’2″ 210 and is very physical, fights for 50/50 balls and was a helluva blocker in the run game down field, ala V-Jax, in college.

    WR Jeremy Ebert another Welker like ex Patriot with KR skills and speed to burn. Where do they find all these little white guys with wheels? *looking*

    OLB Julian Stanford; Was expected to compete with Geno Hayes for a starting job with the Jags, a NFL farm team. lol

    CB Marcus Trufant; we all know the name, solid vet to have as depth.

    FB Michael Robinson; blocked for Frank Gore in Frisco and Beast Mode in Seattle. Could be a LoNeal like upgrade over McClain.

    RB Lance Ball could be an upgrade over Ronnie Brown, and he has history with Mccoy.

    S Cody Davis would be a good kid to look at also… https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F4Wo-suc–4#t=390

    Davis is big and fast! The kid was always around the ball and closes really fast in run support. He reminds me of a bigger faster version of Eric Weddle.”

    • NativeSanDiegan

      Thanks for all the info. You’re really doing your homework Daryl

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

      Clemons is already on his way to SD and has joined our PS. Good call.

      • Daryl Peek

        TT and McCoy picked up TE Jake Byrne formerly of the Texans. Can you say insider scouting for game one. LOL

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