The Los Angeles Chargers made a pair of notable transactions on Friday, waiving running back Kenneth Farrow and placekicker Nick Rose.
Neither move should come as much of a surprise, though the decision to let go of Farrow at this point leaves the team with even less depth at the running back position, strengthening the odds that the position will be addressed in the upcoming draft.
Farrow went undrafted in 2016 after playing at the University of Houston. He came in as the team’s No. 4 running back but a season-ending injury to Branden Oliver opened the door for him to make the team. Backup running back Danny Woodhead was also lost early in the season and the team was forced to use Farrow more than it likely wanted to.
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He finished his rookie season with 192 yards rushing and 13 receptions. He missed the entire 2017 season and faced long odds of making the team this year.
Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, Andre Williams and Russell Hansbrough are now the only running backs on the team’s roster.
As for Rose, the only surprise in his release is that it took this long.
It’s no secret that the Chargers struggled to kick field goals last season, and Rose, the guy who finished the season in that role, may have been the worst of the bunch. He made just one of the three field goals he attempted and also missed an extra point in two games with the team.
Cutting Rose leaves the Chargers with Roberto Aguayo and Caleb Sturgis, who will battle for the team’s kicking job this summer.