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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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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals tries to avoid a sack by Chris Peace #40 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of the NFL pre-season game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals tries to avoid a sack by Chris Peace #40 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of the NFL pre-season game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

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.

Next. Chargers: Decisions for 53-man roster that remain unclear

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.

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