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Predicting the Chargers Final 53 Man Roster

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner watches as his team plays the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at the Metrodome. The Chargers win 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Quarterbacks (2)Philip Rivers, Charlie WhitehurstSorry Jarret Lee fans, just don’t see them keeping a rookie over Whitehurst

Runningbacks (5)Ryan Mathews, Ronnie Brown, Jackie Battle, LeRon McClain, Jacob HesterTough call between Battle and Curtis Brinkley. Hoping that the Saints cut Chris Ivory and we go after him to take that spot on the roster instead.

Wide Receivers (6)Malcom Floyd, Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, Vincent Brown, Micheal Spurlock, Mike WillieNew IR rule needs Brown to be on the roster till the 4th and cut day is tomorrow. Have to keep him on the 53 for now. 

Tight Ends (3)Antonio Gates, Randy McMichael, Dante RosarioSeems that the team is going to try and sneak Ladarius Green onto the practice squad like they did with Jordan Todman last year. Maybe they pick him back up when they move Brown onto the IR. 

Offensive Lineman (9)Nick Hardwick, David Molk, Tyronne Green, Rex Hadnot, Louis Vazquez, Jeromey Clary,  Jared Gaither, Mike Harris, Anthony DavisWith the uncertainty of Gaither, the team is forced to keep Anthony Davis on the roster to play tackle.

Defensive Lineman (6)Antonio Garay, Cam Thomas, Aubrayo Franklin, Corey Liuget, Vaughn Martin, Kendall ReyesGoing to be a sad day when Jacques Cesaire does not make the squad

Linebackers (10)Shaun Phillips, Takeo Spikes, Donald Butler, Jarret Johnson, Melvin Ingram, Antwan Barnes, Larry English, Jonas Mouton, Demorrio Williams, Andrew GachkarGachkar keeps his spot on the roster for being a stud on special teams

Cornerbacks (4)Quentin Jammer, Antoine Cason, Marcus Gilchrist, Shareece WrightWould love to keep DeAndre Presley, but think he gets on practice squad instead. Team will search waivers to add a veteran to this group.

Safeties (5)Eric Weddle, Atari Bigby, Brandon Taylor, Darrell Stucky, Corey LynchLynch stays until we can add a vet to the group

Special Teams (3)Nate Kaeding, Mike Scifres, Mike WindtNovak will catch on with another team.