June 19, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith watches during minicamp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The Chargers, like every other NFL franchise, were forced to cut down to the necessary 53 players on Friday of last week. It is clear that A.J. Smith has been looking to finalize this roster for quite some time despite the cut day deadline. In addition to himself, Norv Turner needs the Bolts to win now.
The team made some tough decisions by letting go of veterans Jacques Cesaire and Jacob Hester.
Now that Vincent Brown was able to be placed on the “designated to return” injured reserve, the Bolts have one more spot that they are able to fill to complete the regular season 53 man squad.
Before you become seriously upset, may I inform you that the Chargers are waiting to sign another individual to the team in an effort to avoid having to pay him a guaranteed salary for the 2012 campaign.
While waiting until after the first week of the season, the contract of the new addition will not be fully guaranteed. If we were to sign a player prior to the first game being played then it would most deinitely be applied to our small budget of 4.1 million dollars in available cap space.
There night be a few people that are able to argue where that money should be spent. But I find it easy to say that we all are hoping that it is used to bring in some veteran o-line depth. Hopefully at Tackle.
But who knows what A.J. Smith is cooking up in his mind right now as I write this article.
We’ll find out in a matter of days folks. Right after we find out the outcome of our season opener against the Black Hole inhabitants known as the Raiders.
I can’t wait; to be perfectly honest with you.
Thanks a lot for reading.