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Chargers who could be cut with poor performances Thursday

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Corey Grant #30 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for a touchdown against Nick Dzubnar #48 of the San Diego Chargers during the 2nd half of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Corey Grant #30 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for a touchdown against Nick Dzubnar #48 of the San Diego Chargers during the 2nd half of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) /
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 18: Cardale Jones #7 of the Los Angeles Chargers on the sidelines during a 19-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 18: Cardale Jones #7 of the Los Angeles Chargers on the sidelines during a 19-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Chargers cut: Cardale Jones

The battle for third quarterback has become more of a tight race than anyone expected, and both Cardale Jones and Easton Stick posted quarterback ratings over 100 against the Seahawks. Jones has looked like a completely different player than the one fans watched three weeks ago, and Stick brings a new excitement (and occasionally frustration) many fans are drawn to.

It appears as if this final game will decide who the third quarterback is. Technically, it’s possible both are cut and one is sent to the practice squad. However, Stick has the advantage of being a rookie draft pick, whereas Jones cost the team very little three years ago. So Stick may have the edge in value and upside, leaving it all up to Jones to play well to make a case to stay with the team.

Chargers cut: Trevor Williams

Edgy decision, and completely unwarranted? Maybe there’s more to it.

It doesn’t sound like Williams is set to play at all this preseason, as his injuries (a mystery to fans) prevent him from practicing or playing in games. So, technically, he can’t have a poor performance if he doesn’t see the field. Right?

If he misses another game, it’s a wasted opportunity for a player who has had as much time as anyone to recover from an injury, as well as maintain his health and avoid further complications. How long can the team be patient? When asked, it sounds like Anthony Lynn is frustrated with the situation and is unsure of the duration of Williams’ absence.

If he is unable to return to the team soon, I could very well see him being cut by the Chargers. It’s not likely, but missing an entire preseason is, in all honesty, a poor enough performance without stepping on the field.

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