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5 Los Angeles Chargers who could become cap casualties

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second half of the game during the game against the Denver Broncos at the StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second half of the game during the game against the Denver Broncos at the StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers enters the stadium before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers enters the stadium before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Jason Verrett, cornerback

2018 cap number: $8.5 million

The Chargers did pick up the fifth-year option on Jason Verrett, but that money is not guaranteed and if they cut him, they get that $8.5 million back, which is a lot. The kicker could be the fact that there is no dead money on that contract, meaning the team wouldn’t have to eat any of it.

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There is n denying Verrett’s talent on the field and in a passing league, teams need to have many talented defensive backs. But that’s just it, the Chargers haven’t really had Verrett much in the last two seasons, save for the five games he’s actually suited up for, and two of those he didn’t even finish.

Throw in the fact that Trevor Williams stepped up in a huge way for the team and for me, this becomes almost a no-brainer move.

It would be tough to allow a former first-round pick still in the prime of his career to potentially sign somewhere else, but you can’t pay a guy that much when he can’t prove he can take the field each week.

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