3 Chargers players in danger of losing their job after 2023 NFL Draft
By Jason Reed
The 2023 NFL Draft is officially in the books and the LA Chargers are welcoming a slew of new faces to the team. On top of adding a solid contingent of rookies in the NFL Draft, the team also signed 18 undrafted free agents, some of whom have a decent chance at making the 53-man roster.
There are only so many roster spots to go around and so many roles that can be filled on an NFL team. With the addition of new players, existing Chargers may end up losing their job. This does not outright mean that these players will be axed from the roster altogether. But whatever job they do have is potentially in jeopardy.
And just for clarity's sake, we are not simply naming off people that are at the very bottom of the roster. The players listed have actual jobs on this team they may lose.
3 Chargers players in danger of losing their job following 2023 NFL Draft:
1. Kenneth Murray
Kenneth Murray has been disappointing in his three years with the Chargers and is not the linebacker that the team traded a second and third-round pick to get. It has been so bad that the Chargers are not picking up Murray's fifth-year option for the 2024 season.
Los Angeles drafted linebacker Daiyan Henley in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft and it was much earlier than many fans expected the team to take a linebacker. The Chargers wouldn't take a linebacker in the third round only to have him play on special teams. He could end up having a decent role in this defense.
The Bolts showed last season that at some point the patience runs out with first-round picks, just ask Jerry Tillery. If Murray is not cutting it then he is a prime candidate to lose his starting job on the defense in favor of the rookie Henley.