Aug 25, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs the ball as Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Drake Nevis (94) chases during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Bolster Up Defense With First Few Acquisitions


Tom Telesco definitely had a plan to upgrade positions all around the roster. The depth was the scariest part of this roster and he is making moves today. He has already picked up 4 new players for the defensive side of the football. The Chargers signed special teams standout Reggie Walker and traded for Sean Lissemore. They also claimed a couple of free agents off of waivers.

The Chargers claimed Drake Nevis off of waivers from the Indianapolis Colts. Telesco must have been a fan of Nevis in his days with the Colts. He quickly scooped him up off of waivers. In order to make room for Nevis, the team cut rookie undrafted free agent Brandon Moore.

The Chargers also claimed LB Terrell Manning off of the Green Bay Packers. Manning was a 5th round pick in 2012 out of North Carolina State. He only played in 5 games in his rookie season and will be a contributor for the Chargers on special teams and provide depth in the middle.

Where will the Chargers go on the offensive side of the football. The depth at receiver is thin and we could always use help on the offensive line. We still could see some action with the Chargers through the waiver wire.

The Chargers also signed a few of their cuts back onto the practice squad. The Chargers signed Thomas Keiser, Marcus Cromartie and Nick Becton onto the practice squad.

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  • Rob Base

    I like the moves so far Telseco is like the weird science geek of the nfl. I want to see a WR move and some Oline depth now please. Thank you very much

  • Gunnar Martin

    Thus proving my speculation of what Telesco was saying through the entire preseason: “Man, our defensive depth SUCKS.”

    Way to fill those holes TT.

  • arnie

    The Chargers seemed to be focused on defense which i agree, after seeing the 9′ers game, needed some improvement. I’ve seen this much movement while the “former” was here. i thoroughly impressed.

    • Daryl Peek

      It was more than just the Niner game. We were getting murdered in the run game by just about everyone. When Liuget went down so did any hopes of stopping the run, our strength last year. We gave up 130 yards a game in this preseason. Our Special teams was atrocious also. The backers we picked up are to help there IMO.

      We have too many holes to be filled right now. My thinking is they hope the O-line will mature as a group. I’d expect WR depth to be addressed next. SPEED is my wish.

      • arnie

        I know. I watched all 4 games as well. What i was waiting to see, if they had improved by game 4. They didn’t and changes were made. That’s all.

        I agree about the O-Line. If a stud O-linmen became available i’d except the chargers to scoop him up.

  • blu3ny3llow

    Love the moves so far…D line gonna be some beasts!!!!

  • Cgoodness13

    Hopefully we can add some Oline depth soon, CB looks good now, MLB is probably our best position depth wise, and DL looks a bit better

  • Nick in PB

    Does anyone know anything about these guys? Nonetheless, TT is on it. I’m sure these are people he had his eyes on!

  • tubbs45

    I think TT is filling up the defensive roster, hope everything is ok injury wise… The bolts brass might make a run at Gerell Robinson, the WR cut from Denver.

  • Bill Nichols

    I’m not so much worried about the Oline any longer. But glad we got rid of Starks, what a bunch of BS hype, he was gonna get Rivers MURDERED! I totally love the way TT is running this operation, and McCoy is taking us to the promise land, I just know it!! Now let’s go out and steal this first game!! Bolt Up!!

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

    So happy to see these moves. Now hopefully these guys can play.

    Also, if you feel like a quick laugh… Check this article that the onion.com wrote, bagging on Raider Nation… Lol.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/latest-un-report-shows-raider-nation-at-bottom-of,33682/

    • NativeSanDiegan

      That was funny… lol

  • Bill Nichols

    This is s good move, the Dallas dude will help big time.

    “For the price tag, this is a sensible acquisition by Chargers general manager Tom Telesco. While Lissemore is ill-suited for the Tampa 2, he’s an ideal fit for Chargers defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano’s 3-4 system as a top-notch backup to “Making the Leap” candidates Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes.

    But I heard Lissemore ( hummm, “Less, or, More”??) suffered a concussion in the Houston game….?…. Too bad dude was even out there playing in that last game, but the D is a totally different animal (tampa 2 ) for some. He’s got the potential to be a monster for us. Bolt Up!!

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