The most shocking roster cut that the LA Chargers made on Tuesday as the team trimmed the roster down to 53 players was Tyron Johnson. Johnson began training camp as the biggest standout on the Chargers and even if he lost the WR3 job to Josh Palmer, there was still some value in keeping Johnson around.
The Chargers disagreed. In a press conference with the media after the final roster was posted, head coach Brandon Staley explained that it was a numbers game and the team wanted backend wide receivers that add special teams value.
That line of thinking is definitely understandable but the decision to cut Johnson is still very questionable. The Chargers deliberately chose to have a thin wide receiver room with only five players so they could have three quarterbacks, four running backs, four tight ends and a full back on the roster.
The team definitely could have cut from there.
Now, Tyron Johnson may find his new home away from the LA Chargers.
There is an outside chance that Tyron Johnson passes through waivers and the Chargers can keep him around on the practice squad. That would be ideal for the Bolts and would make it easier to explain the decision to cut him.
However, it is more likely that a team picks him up on waivers. Johnson is young and definitely adds value and depth to a receiving corps. While he is not going to completely reinvent a team's receiving corps, there are plenty of teams that he could have a positive impact on.
When surveying the landscape of the league, there are three teams in particular that seem to make the most sense for Tyron Johnson's services.