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LA Chargers Roster: Predicting the 53-man roster after first cuts

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The LA Chargers have to get the roster size down to 53 players for the regular season.

Training camp has officially started and along with that starts the long process of determining which players are going to make the roster and which players are going to be cut. Fans are going to be more invested in the LA Chargers‘ decisions this season as the team is sharing this season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Los Angeles Rams.

The Chargers had to recently cut the roster down to 80 players for the start of camp and there were some familiar names that were cut, such as Andre Patton and Roderick Teamer.

You can find the complete list of initial cuts by the LA Chargers here.

The Chargers need to make 27 more cuts form now until Week 1 and with the cuts that have already been made, we thought it was time for an updated 53-man roster prediction.

Before we jump into it, there is a misconception that the new CBA rules have created 55-man rosters, that is not the case. The 55 number is to allow two practice squad players to be elevated if needed, most likely in the case of a game-time decision. John Dixon of Arrowhead Pride does a great job of breaking it down here.

LA Chargers 53-man roster prediction, kicker, punter, long snapper:

  • Kicker Michael Badgley
  • Punter Ty Long
  • Long snapper Cole Mazza

This is a given but we just had to get this out of the way in the beginning. Barring any injuries, Michael Badgley and Ty Long are going to be the kicker and punter, respectively, for the LA Chargers this season. They and long snapper Cole Mazza are practically locks.

Total roster spots filled: 3/53