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Five Chargers who surprisingly could be cut

By Ryan Doyle
Dec 24, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy on the sideline during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 24, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy on the sideline during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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Every preseason a player gets released from their team from seemingly out of nowhere. The San Diego Chargers have a few candidates who may find themselves looking for a new job come September.

Training camp is only a month away. Players are preparing for their season and getting in shape for week one. Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates will go through the motions as they have for over a decade. Joey Bosa, (assuming he finally signs his rookie contract and ends his holdout) will be adjusting to his new life in the NFL.

Some players won’t be taking training camp so lightly. This may be their only shot to fufill their dreams and play for an NFL team. Undrafted free-agents Chris Swain and Adrian McDonald are on the roster bubble and need to make a big impact in every practice if they want to make the team.

With so many unproven players that are on the roster come July, there is bound to be a surprise cut.

Last season, kicker Josh Lambo was in a battle with long-time Chargers kicker Nick Novak. Many felt that the reliable Novak would make the team but the San Diego coaches took a chance on Lambo.

It was a shock to many fans including myself. I felt Novak was the safer option at the time. Heading into 2016, the Chargers will surely cut a player that many people thought should have made the team.

Just to be clear, these are just some candidates that have the potential to be cut. Whether it be a lot of young talent behind them or their cap hit doesn’t equal their production, these players are on the proverbial hot seat.

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