Chargers Release KR Richard Goodman

By Ernie Padaon

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

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.