Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85), quarterback Philip Rivers (17) and running back Ronnie Brown (23) during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Time to look over the roster again. Time to list out my prediction for the final 53 based on that last preseason game. Pete already dropped his list and mine is pretty similar. Here is the latest prediction:
Quarterbacks (2) QB1 Philip Rivers QB2 Brad Sorensen
On the bubble/on the outs: I am fine with getting rid of Charlie Whitehurst. He wasn’t given much of a chance with the offensive line he had, but if we lose Philip Rivers for any significant time, we likely are screwed anyway. We can use the money from Whitehurst for some depth at other positions.
Runningbacks (5) RB1 Ryan Mathews RB2 Danny Woodhead RB3 Ronnie Brown FB1 LeRon McClain FB2 Chris Gronkowski
On the bubble/on the outs: Fozzy Whittaker could be pushing for a roster spot. I like what he can add to the team. He ran hard behind a crap offensive line.
Tight Ends (3) TE1 Antonio Gates TE2 John Phillips TE3 Ladarius Green
Wide Receivers (5) WR1 Malcom Floyd WR2 Vincent Brown WR3 Eddie Royal WR4 Keenan Allen WR5 Richard Goodman (UGH)
On the bubble/on the outs: I am over Robert Meachem. He provides nothing to the team. He should do so much more, but just doesn’t. Should we keep Dan DePalma or Richard Goodman for that spot. Goodman was unimpressive in the first preseason game, but he is a player that is good at covering kicks in the special teams game. Any help on special teams could be moved up on the priority list. We possibly could go with Dan DePalma for the 5th wide receiver spot, but he seems to be a stretch.
Offensive Linemen (9) LT1 King Dunlap LG1 Chad Rinehart C1 Nick Hardwick RG1 Jeromey Clary RT1 DJ Fluker T Max Starks G Johnnie Troutman G/C Rich Ohrnberger C David Molk
On the bubble/on the outs: I don’t know if Mike Harris fits on the roster. We already have a few people that can slide over and play the tackle positions.