Predicting the Chargers 53 Man Roster

By Ernie Padaon
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December 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) is congratulated by wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panther at Qualcomm Stadium. The touchdown tied the Chargers team all time record for touchdown receptions. The Panthers won 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Linemen (6) DE1 Corey Liuget NT1 Cam Thomas DE2 Kendall Reyes NT2 Kwame Geathers DE3 Jarius Wynn DE4 Damik Scafe

Notes: Not a terrible group. If a name pops up on the waiver wire, I am sure we will look. I am sure we will look at all positions.

Middle Linebackers (5) MLB1 Donald Butler MLB2 Manti Te’o MLB3 Bront Bird MLB4 DJ Smith MLB5 Andrew Gachkar

Notes: Same group I have had here for a while.

Outside Linebackers (5) OLB1 Dwight Freeney OLB2 Jarret Johnson OLB3 Larry English OLB4 Tourek Williams OLB5 Frank Beltre

Notes: Frank Beltre or Thomas Keiser? Which one would you keep. Would have to keep Beltre for his special teams work and for his potential. He stood out to me last night.

Secondary (9) CB1 Derek Cox CB2 Shareece Wright FS1 Eric Weddle SS1 Marcus Gilchrist S Brandon Taylor NB Johnny Patrick CB4 Richard Marshall S Darrell Stuckey CB William Middleton

Notes: With Steve Williams out, William Middleton will take that roster spot. He has done well in his action and also can contribute on special teams.

Special Teamers (3)

K Nick Novak P Mike Scifres LS Mike Windt