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Should the LA Chargers cut Casey Hayward or Chris Harris?

Nov 22, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (11) catches a pass against Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward (26) in the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (11) catches a pass against Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward (26) in the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Who should the LA Chargers cut (if they have to)?

This is kind of cheating, but I have a two-part answer to this question. I know, it is a total cop-out, but there is a player who I think the team should cut and one that they will end up actually cutting, again, if they need to.

Should cut: Casey Hayward

If pressed with the decision then the LA Chargers absolutely should cut Casey Hayward. The fact of the matter is that Harris has been better than Hayward this season and the Chargers would be saving more money by cutting Hayward than they would by cutting Harris.

While it is easier to find a slot corner, it is also easier to get by with a slot corner that is regressing. The Chargers, with the right schemes and pieces, can be just fine if Harris plays like he is this season. The Chargers will not be fine if Hayward plays like he is this season again.

Will cut: Chris Harris

I think if the LA Chargers need to cut one of the corners that they will end up cutting Harris. The main reason is that familiarity with Hayward that I previously mentioned. It might seem trivial, but it absolutely matters in these decisions.

The team is also probably optimistic that Hayward will be better next season with Derwin Jaes behind him and with Hayward (hopefully) being more healthy. I think the ceiling is still higher with Hayward, but the likelihood of reaching that ceiling still is low.

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What do you think? Let us know in the comments down below.

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