Many fans were supportive of the move to draft Dylan Cantrell in the sixth round of April’s draft.
The move did make sense. Cantrell has good hands, is a solid blocker and seemed like a great fit for the Chargers’ offense. However, a deep bone bruise has sidelined him for much of the summer and it’s quite difficult, if not impossible, for a late-round rookie to make the team when they can’t get on the field.
Cantrell was having a good camp prior to getting hurt, but there are just too many good options at wide receiver. As such, they don’t really need Cantrell.
One option will be to place him on injured reserve. That would end his season, unless the team designated him for return, and he would be able to come back next season and start from scratch.
Because the team sees something in his ability, this is the move I would expect to happen. It will give a guy like Geremy Davis or Artavis Scott a chance to have a roster spot this season.
But there is almost no chance he makes the 53-man roster at this point.