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Chargers: Five worst mistakes with initial 53-man roster

SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 29: Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a pass over D.J. Reed #32 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Levi's Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 29: Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a pass over D.J. Reed #32 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Levi's Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sideline against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Levi’s Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sideline against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Levi’s Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Chargers have finalized their 53-man roster, but some decisions didn’t appear to be the best for the team. What could they have done differently?

The Chargers are officially one week away from starting the regular season with an opener against the Indianapolis Colts. As it was around the NFL, the Chargers had to cut their roster down to 53 players to prepare for that matchup. Most of the decisions did not come as a surprise to fans and media alike, but there were a number of either pleasant or shocking moves.

This article will focus on five of those decisions; in particular, those that didn’t seem in the best interest of the team. Though, as Anthony Lynn said, sometimes the best players don’t make the final roster. It’s about team fit, or need at the time, or simply holding onto a player they’re afraid will get scooped up and play elsewhere.

It’s not all negative though; later on, a more positive article praising the team’s best roster decisions will be up and covering all the best moves they made. And, simply put, there are many. The Chargers have built themselves a solid roster at nearly every position and are true contenders heading into 2019.

But for now, let’s check out their five worst decisions after making the 53-man roster.

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