The LA Chargers made some surprising roster cuts as the team trimmed down to 53 players on Tuesday and followed that up by claiming two players off of waivers on Wednesday.
The Chargers claimed defensive back Trey Marshall and defensive lineman Eric Banks on Wednesday. Marshall was waived by the Denver Broncos while Banks was waived by the Rams.
Both players have coaching connections with the Chargers. Banks is coming from the Rams and while he did not play last season, he was still with the team and has that connection to Brandon Staley. while Marshall is reconnecting with Chargers defensive coordinator Renaldo Hill, was the defensive backs coach for the Broncos last season.
To make room on the roster, the LA Chargers waived cornerback Brandon Facyson and defensive tackle Forrest Merrill. Thus far, the Chargers have only added 12 players to the practice squad, so there is room on the practice squad for Facyson and Merrill.
As with every move, there are pros and cons of the LA Chargers signing Trey Marshall and Eric Banks.
Both players definitely bring their own unique impact on the LA Chargers and are essentially replacing the two players who were waived because of the positions they play.
There are things they do better, which the Chargers seem to be prioritizing, but there are also some potential drawbacks. To properly get an idea of the two new players on the Bolts, let's break down the pros and cons of both Marshall and Banks.