3 players Chargers must make room for on 53-man roster

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3. Stone Smartt

The tight end position has been the most concerning for the Chargers on either side of the ball. Granted, starter Gerald Everett has not played at all in the preseason and that does make a difference but the depth of the room is concerning.

Donald Parham and Tre' McKitty have struggled. Both guys have left more to be desired (just like last season) in the blocking department and Parham specifically has not been the passing weapon that Chargers fans drew him up to be.

Meanwhile, the likes of Stone Smartt and Hunter Kampmoyer have looked solid in the chances they have gotten. They are not TE2 material but with Parham and McKitty struggling it has made both players look better in comparison. Smartt has been the better of the two and is the player that Chargers fans have gotten behind for the 53-man roster.

How the Chargers can get Stone Smartt on the 53-man roster:

The easiest answer here is to not include Max Duggan on the roster. There is a very slim chance that the Chargers actually do that with the new three-quarterback rule but that is the easiest way for the Chargers to make the room.

The Bolts have had four tight ends on the roster before (in the Stephen Anderson days) and in that time they only had two quarterbacks on the active roster.