The most surprising cut of all was Tyron Johnson, who was playing really well at the beginning of camp but was ultimately let go. The team also claimed Eric Banks and Trey Marshall off the waiver wire, letting Brandon Facyson and Forrest Merrill go to make room on the roster.
While there are new faces on the roster and some unexpected cuts, the roster, for the most part, is what we expected. It would not be NFL cut day without some surprises and the decisions the team made do not drastically change the ceiling of the team.
That being said, the mixture of the decisions the team made for the roster as well as the way the players performed in the preseason give us a good idea of what areas of the roster will be a strength and which areas will be a weakness.
Three position groups on the LA Chargers, in particular, stand out as potential concerns.
Honorable mention goes out to the depth of the offensive line. The offensive line was not great in the preseason as it was mostly the second unit. Brenden Jaimes stood out, but overall, it is hard to get overly excited about the backups in LA.
But with the starting five being fairly solid, the offensive line is only an honorable mention.