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Chargers 53-man roster: Tracking all of the team’s cuts

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)
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Like every other team in the league, the Los Angeles Chargers have a deadline of 4:00 pm ET on Saturday to trim their roster from 90 players down to 53.

There will be some interesting decisions coming. You can compare what actually takes place to our final 53-man roster projection to see how many we got right.

Wil the Chargers go with Cardale Jones or stick with rookie Easton Stick as the No. 3 quarterback? Will there even be a No. 3 quarterback?

Who will be the team’s wide receivers? It seems clear that Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman will be the team’s main targets, but who will join them beyond that? Geremy Davis, Andre Patton and Artavis Scott were battling for roster spots and at least one of those guys will be gone.

Chris Peace or Anthony Lanier? Fans of the team seem split down the middle on which player should be one of the team’s backup defensive ends.

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And what does the team do at running back given the holdout of Melvin Gordon. Both Detrez Newsome and Troymaine Pope will have to have nerves of steel over these next 24 hours or so.

We have you covered on all of the team’s roster moves and we will track them here as they are announced. Keep checking in as the names start to get announced.

Cardale Jones: Jones is the first confirmed release by the team. He had a solid preseason and though the Chargers may not have had any real ideas of keeping him around, they gave him a chance to shine for other teams and there is a good chance he will get a shot elsewhere.

Chargers told QB Cardale Jones that they are releasing him, per league source. Jones played well this summer and is expected to find another home soon.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2019

T.Y. McGill: The backup defensive lineman is out. Could mean good news for seventh-round pick Cortez Broughton.

Im told the #Chargers are cutting DT Ty McGill, per source.

— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 31, 2019

Patrick Afriye

Larry Allen, Jr: The son of the Hall of Famer from the Dallas Cowboys who was one of the best offensive linemen in NFL history sees his time with the team come to an end.

Chris Brown

Blake Camper

Thomas Costigan

Jeremy Cox: The undrafted rookie out of Old Dominion should find a spot on the practice squad.

Spencer Drango

Malachi Dupre

Derrick Gore

Kemon Hall

Reggie Howard

Ben Johnson

Anthony Lanier: Undrafted rookie Chris Peace beats out Lanier.

Bradford Lemmons

Justice Liggins

Dee Liner

Vince Mayle

Jamar McGloster

Jason Moore

Detrez Newsome: A preseason darling a year ago, Newsome will have to hope he is claimed by another team or stashed on the practice squad.

Tyler Newsome: Ty Long wins the punting job, easily beating out Newsome.

Andre Patton: Terrible move, but the team decides five receivers is enough.

Adarius Pickett

Rodney Randle

Jeff Richards

Artavis Scott: Another move fans aren’t likely to be supportive of.

Jordan Smallwood

Matt Sokol

Arrion Springs

Tanner Volson

Jaylen Watkins: This is a bit of a surprise as he seemed to have a spot wrapped up.

Brant Weiss

Kyle Wilson

Elijah Zeise

Any player not listed here has made the initial 53-man roster.

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