Chargers cut: Chris Peace or Anthony Lanier
This is the toughest decision Tom Telesco will have to make. Both Chris Peace and Lanier have flashed spectacularly in more than one game, with each registering a sack (Lanier’s on a two-point conversion) and looking explosive against the run as well. Lanier leads with 11 total tackles, but Peace has the edge with two sacks through two games.
It’s unfortunate fans will have to watch both of them fight for their lives on Thursday, as they very well know the one who struggles or shines less will not make the initial 53-man roster. Actually, it’s not guaranteed either makes the cut, but it would be very difficult to let two preseason stars along the defensive line either hit the practice squad or not return to the team.
Not all of those players were the easy choices, and many have a legitimate case to make the roster based solely off their play through three weeks. It would be unfortunate to cut any of them, but in the NFL, that’s just how it goes. Are there any other players likely to be cut from the team with a poor performance Thursday? Sound off in the comments section below.