LB Damon Lloyd
Linebacker is one of the thinnest positions on the entire Chargers roster. The team let Drue Tranquill walk for incredibly cheap and replaced him with Eric Kendricks, who Staley seemingly views as an upgrade over Tranquill.
While those two offset, it is hard not to look past the serious lack of depth in the room. Playing aside Kendricks is Kenneth Murray, who has been nothing but disappointing in his three-year NFL career and is likely entering his last season with the Chargers.
It is hard to get excited about the depth behind those two. Troy Reeder left in free agency and all the Chargers really have to turn to is Nick Niemann and Amen Ogbongbemiga; both of which have not proven anything on the defensive side of the ball.
For all of those reasons, the Chargers adding a linebacker either in the draft, in free agency or with savvy UDFA moves is almost a given. It would be shocking if the Chargers didn't bring in multiple depth pieces to fill out the room and compete for snaps.
Thus, the linebacker that it as the end of the line and did not get a futures/reserve contract becomes the obvious one to cut from the team. That linebacker is Damon LLoyd.