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4 players the Chargers should cut bait with before the 2022 season

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Tevaughn Campbell, Brandon Staley
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4. Tevaughn Campbell

Tevaughn Campbell had a much bigger role for the Chargers than he should have. The Bolts were banged up with injuries in the secondary and Campbell got a lot of playing time. In that playing time, he was one of the worst cover corners in the league. You know it is bad when just about every team is constantly attacking a single cornerback on the defense.

The Chargers have brought in several new faces in the cornerback room in J.C. Jackson, Bryce Callahan, Ja'Sir Taylor and Duane Leonard. While Taylor and Leonard are developmental pieces, Campbell really has not done anything to prove that he deserves a roster spot in 2022.

The Chargers have cut ties with cornerbacks who previously were getting snaps on the defense before. Last year, the team put Brandon Facyson on the practice squad and he was eventually claimed by the Raiders. I would expect the team to do the same to Campbell this season, although it is unclear if he will get claimed.

If the Chargers keep Campbell with the two rookies then that will be seven cornerbacks on the roster in 2022. Yes, Staley likes deep cornerback rooms, but he likes deep cornerback rooms with cornerbacks who actually add value to the defense.

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With JT Woods potentially playing some corner in nickel and dime or at least freeing up Derwin James to play some corner at times, the Chargers have plenty of depth and can absolutely afford to move on from Campbell and slap him in the practice squad.

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