The LA Chargers have not had the kind of season that fans were expecting. After what was perhaps the most aggressive offseason in team history, the Chargers have stumbled into a 6-6 record and have their backs against the wall when it comes to making the playoffs.
A big reason why this has happened has been injuries but there are other reasons as well. The coaching has been far from ideal for the Chargers this year and certain players on the roster simply haven't stepped up.
With such an aggressive offseason, the Chargers do not have much cap space for the 2023 season and could already be compiling a cut list to save money. If so, there are three players who have been playing their way into getting cut this season.
3 Chargers who are playing their way into getting cut:
1. Matt Feiler
Matt Feiler is the most obvious cut candidate for the LA Chargers this offseason and it would actually be shocking if he stuck around for the 2023 season. Feiler has been the worst starting member of the offensive line this season and the Bolts have better alternatives to turn to.
Feiler's contract is also built to be cut. He will be entering the last year of a three-year contract he signed with the team. According to Over The Cap, the Chargers would save $6.5 million against the cap if they were to cut Feiler while only carrying a dead cap hit of $2 million.
With how he has played and the small amount of dead money, cutting him will probably be a no-brainer for the front office. The team already has his replacement as well as Jamaree Salyer will kick back to left guard once Rashawn Slater is healthy next year to take back over at left tackle.