Trevor Williams is cut
Williams had a brilliant 2017 season. He has shown the potential to be elite. Still, he hasn’t fully recovered from his injury and regressed quite a bit last year. He carries a $2.025 million cap hit and that can all be saved if he is cut.
With the injury to James, the Chargers need all hands on deck in the secondary, and if he can’t get on the field, he may not get on the roster.
The Chargers also have more players who are capable of covering the perimeter. Players like Desmond King and Nasir Adderley, who thrive in the slot and in the defensive backfield respectively, have lined up outside before in their careers and can do so in an emergency, even if their talents are maximized elsewhere.