San Diego Chargers that are "on the bubble" for the 53-man roster cut

Christian Petersen

Fifty-three men will make the San Diego Chargers final roster on Saturday. Tonight's preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers will only matter to a few of them.

Kyle Posey put together his 53-man prediction for the San Diego Chargers roster following Saturday's roster cuts earlier this week, but I'm doing something a little different here. I want to put together a list of players who might actually be able to improve or worsen their chances of making the roster with their performance against the San Francisco 49ers tonight.

These 36 players are "safe"

That means that, realistically, Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy have 39 guys to fill 17 roster spots. Barring injury, all of them will get on the field tonight against the 49ers and will be given one final chance to impress the coaching staff and the General Manager.

These 39 players are "on the bubble"

There are a few veterans that could possibly miss tonight's game and still make the team (Starks, Royal, Whitehurst, Brown), but they're certainly not guarantees because the regime that brought them in and valued them highly is gone.

So, those are your guys to keep an eye on tonight. Good performances or bad performances by any of them could change the shape of the Chargers final 53-man roster.

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