The LA Chargers will have quite a few cuts to make leading into the season.
The LA Chargers have a really deep roster heading into the 2020 season that does not have many holes. The front office was proactive in addressing the needs that the team did have heading into the offseason and heading into 2020, we might be seeing the most complete roster in quite some time.
It is not perfect by any means, but the Chargers did a good job of removing any significant areas of concern. The offensive line is probably the most concerning position group for the Chargers and even that has some promise.
With such a deep roster, there are going to be players that miss out on the 2020 season and get cut before they could ever play a snap on the Chargers.
We have highlighted three such players that could potentially be cut before playing a snap, with one requirement: the players cannot be rookies heading into this season.
LA Chargers at risk of being cut without playing a snap: TE Andrew Vollert
The tight end position is an interesting one for the LA Chargers as they have one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league in Hunter Henry but do not have a lot of pass-catching depth behind him. Virgil Green is the team’s backup tight end but he is a blocking specialist that is not much of a threat in the passing game.
The hope seems to be that XFL standout Donald Parham will be able to come into the fold and provide that second pass-catching threat in the tight end room. At the very least, Parham can be a potential target in two/three tight end packages and in the red zone.
With the potential of Parham, as well as Green still being on the roster and Stephen Anderson also being on the roster, the first guy out is Andrew Vollert.
Vollert was acquired by the team last season from the Cincinnati Bengals but never played a regular-season snap because of injury. Unfortunately, he might have missed his chance to make an impression.