3 already cut players the Chargers could claim off waivers

One team's trash could be another team's treasure.

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Trey Dean, S

Trey Dean is a familiar name for Chargers fans as he was someone who was highly talked about as a potential selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. Dean ended up going undrafted and signed with the New York Jets but the reasons for drafting him were there for the Bolts.

Dean has previous ties with defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley and seemingly had all the traits that the Chargers traditionally look for. He is a versatile safety who defends the run well, so it made all the sense in the world to draft him in the seventh round.

The Chargers instead drafted Max Duggan (who ironically has been waived himself) while Dean continued to make his case stronger to be a Charger. Dean put together an excellent preseason for the Jets, showcasing his versatility and potential against the run.

Dean played snaps at free safety, in the box and slot corner. He is a movable chess piece that can play on early downs and for a team that has struggled against the run, adding someone like Dean would make a lot of sense. Heck, JT Woods has his issues in securing tackles and Dean could simply be an insurance plan for the Bolts.

To make room, the Chargers would likely have to part ways with former seventh-round pick, Mark Webb Jr. LA has shown it will not hesitate to move on from former draft picks, so Webb's spot may not be secure.