4 Chargers in danger of not making regular season roster

By Travis Wakeman
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 23: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a pass in the first quarter of a football game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 23: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a pass in the first quarter of a football game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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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) /

This might be a reach, but at the same time, it might not. There is a chance that the Chargers could move on from Travis Benjamin. It might not be a great chance, but because the team is so deep at the wide receiver position, it makes it a plausible option.

For anyone out there yelling and screaming over this idea, let’s be honest, what has Benjamin really done for this team?

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Sure, he has the speed to take the top off a defense and be a dangerous deep threat, but Tyrell Williams, while not as fast, can get behind a secondary and is a far better overall receiver.

Looking further down the depth chart, Davis and Scott have been two of the better players for the team this preseason and if the team is worried about losing what Benjamin can do as a punt returner, J.J. Jones’ 72-yard punt return for a touchdown last week against the Seattle Seahawks is proof that he could be replaced in that regard as well.

Cutting Benjamin would cost the team $1.25 million in dead money which is actually not a bad number and a hit the team might be willing to absorb.

If guys like Davis, Scott and Jones continue to excel in the next two preseason games, there’s going to be a real chance that this idea comes to fruition.

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