Aug 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee (4) punts the ball out of the end zone with pressure from San Diego Chargers receiver Richard Goodman (15) during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Release KR Richard Goodman


In order to make room for LB Reggie Walker, the San Diego Chargers have released KR Richard Goodman. Goodman had a terrible preseason. He couldn’t return the ball past the 20 yard line and kept starting the offense off in poor field position. He didn’t offer much to the offense either, so he has been let go.

Now the team needs to find a little more depth at wide receiver and figure out who will be returning kickoffs. At first look, Fozzy Whittaker would be the first man up to become the team’s kick returner.

Goodman was the 6th wide receiver on the roster, but could have seen action on the field with Eddie Royal recovering from a bruised lung. The team needs more depth at receiver. Goodman wasn’t going to be the best option there.

In others news, the Chargers added a few players onto their practice squad: Jake Byrne, TE; Toney Clemons, WR; Will Pericak, DE; Kenny Wiggins, T.

 

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  • Gunnar Martin

    Hallefrigginlujah!!! He sucked. And now we get to see more of Fozzy :)

  • Nick in PB

    Good move Chargers! The guy needed a hole the size of a library to make any yards! You just knew he was going to run it right up the middle and right into the area with the most congestion. Fozzy actually showed some moves.

    • Alter Ego

      I concur.

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

    There… Goodman is Goneman, and they are adding depth & special teams help.. Everybody happy now? Give TT a little breathing room… Jimmeny Crickets. Hahaha!

    • Julien Bélair

      TT seems to be a very good GM for now. I’m very pleased with the way he is changing this team

  • Daryl Peek

    Good move. Time to go get one more of those young WR with SPEED I spoke about. Clemons can fill that hole but one or two more speedy options on the practice squad would be nice.

  • Joel Ayala

    What’s Up Bolt fans. finally on this page after reading your articles and comments. I’m a Die Hard As well. And I’m optimistic that were going to be the Cinderella team this yr. TT is in a sense building this team like Polian and the new Indy GM built the Colts. I’m stoked. And believe you me TT isn’t done yet. GO CHARGERS!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Welcome!!!!

  • Rob Base

    Thank god watching him return is like a deer in headlights! ✌Out Goody!

  • Lem

    Cleaning up AJ’s mess will take 2 years. TT is doing a great job without the cash and cap space. We now have Management looking forward and not trying to cover past mistakes. They are working with what they have. We now also have a head coach. NICE

  • Derek

    How much experience does fozzy have though…. Yeah we got kenan Allen who will be decent by mid season as a pr kr and Eddie royal who wasn’t good at making it through the season as a wr now we expect him to do that plus be a slot… This is his first year in the league….

  • joerockt

    Josh Cribbs anyone? Though to get cut from a team like the Raiders really says something. Anyone know why he was cut?

    • joerockt

      Eh, just read he hasn’t had the same speed after his knee surgery.

  • arnie

    Take care Goody. You were like the Phillip Rivers of Special Teams. No blocking made you look like crap.

    • Alter Ego

      Bad decisions made him look like crap Arnie. His roster spot is more valuable than he is.

      • arnie

        Yeah i understand the value of his spot. Like i always say, if a guy goes form 29.6 per return, to not getting back to the 20, the fist question i ask is “why”? look at the depth chart, the people that were blocking for him were rookies, practice squad players or cut. That’s why i made the comparison to PR. Kinda’ hard for the QB to elite if he get’s sacked 49 times. Just trying to see this in context. That’s all. The other side is he really wan’t needed as a WR either. I think Ladarius will help fill that role.

        • Alter Ego

          It’s a solid move. it’s the best decision.

          • arnie

            Didn’t say it wasn’t.

          • Alter Ego

            Thought we would agree…different doesn’t mean worse.

          • arnie

            Didn’t say that either. They are looking for the best 53 and they decided Goody wasn’t one of them. That’s that.

        • Joel Ayala

          for all we know TT might pick up someone off Waivers to Do strictly KR duties. besides Fozzy. is there any one else out there worth a shot? I’m convinced Hes not done yet.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal can do it also

          • arnie

            I know. That’s what made him expendable. He didn’t exactly wow in the passing game and others showed they could return the ball. The problem i have with either one of those two returning the ball. one is recovering form a knee injury, and the other struggles to stay healthy. The extra hits increase the odds of both getting injured. I felt Goody served a purpose, to keep those two healthy. It’s a weak reason, but it made sense to me.

          • arnie

            I know he isn’t done. For all we know they might bring Goody back?

  • FitzWilly

    Finally a kick(out) he can’t return :)
    Bye Bye Badman

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