Phillip Rivers $12,000,000
Charlie Whitehurst $1,300,000
Does whitehurst stay? his pay isn't bad. Number to keep on the roster. 2. Maybe 3.
Le'Ron McClain $2,250,000 (11th highest salary, for back that doesn't block well)
Ryan Mathews $1,195,500
Ronnie Brown $840,000
Danny Woodhead $750,000
Chris Gronkowski $630,000
Hill, Michael RB
No egregious salaries here. Would like to see McClain play better for this salary. Could be gone after preseason. Number to keep on the roster 4-5.
Robert Meachem $5,000,000 (Third highest salary on the team and may not even play)
Eddie Royal $3,000,000 (8th highest salary on the team, and may not even play)
Malcom Floyd $1,500,000
Danario Alexander $1,323,000
Deon Butler $715,000
Richard Goodman $630,000
Vincent Brown $555,000
Gardner, Courtney WR (Great chance to play as WR)
This is the bad spot. Two of the top 10 salaries on the team for a players that don't start. Royal may play on special teams, but that is too high of a price for a punt returner. Meachum can't even get to the 2nd string. He might not even dress for every game. Unfortunately, it will cost the team even more salary cap to cut him. The team is very, very deep at this position; but not any standout player. Maybe Alexander. Maybe Allen. Maybe even Gardner. Number to keep on the roster. 6.
Antonio Gates $4,500,000
John Phillips $650,000
Ladarius Green $480,000
Does Green even make the cut? or...does he get moved to Wide Receiver? Always keep 3.
Jared Gaither $4,500,000 (Already Cut...only listed to show mistakes)
Jeromey Clary $4,000,000 (6th highest salary. Probable back-up or Starting Guard. Needs contract restructured if not starting)
King Dunlap $950,000
Kevin Haslam $555,000
Michael Harris $480,000
Number to keep on the roster. 3-4.
Jeromey Clary $4,000,000 (Listed also at OT. But if Flunker starts, he needs to play here)
Chad Rinehart $850,000
Rich Ohrnberger $630,000
Brandyn Dombrowski $630,000
Stephen Schilling $555,000
Johnnie Troutman $405,000
Number to keep on the roster. 3-4
Nick Hardwick $2,600,000
Colin Baxter $555,000
David Molk $480,000
Number to keep on the roster. 2-3 (only 3 to keep Molk as a back-up when Hardwick retires)
Mike Scifres $3,000,000
Nick Novak $750,000
Darrell Stuckey $630,000 (listed here as the gunner)
Marcus Cromartie (maybe 2nd gunner)
Andrew Gachkar $555,000 (listed here as the gunner)
Mike Windt $630,000
Kent, Richard P
Kyle Nelson $480,000 LS
Jarret Johnson $3,000,000
Larry English $1,275,000 (overpaid for a back-up. Has an IQ of 128. He knows he is overpaid)
Melvin Ingram $771,738
Number to keep on the roster. 4, but this is such a weak bunch, maybe only 3.
Donald Butler $1,323,000
Jonas Mouton $671,670
Darryl Smith $555,000 LB
Bront Bird $555,000
Phillip Dillard $480,000 LB
Beltre, Frank LB
Molls, Daniel LB
Number to keep on the roster. 4 (mainly for special teams).
Corey Liuget $1,130,976
Jarius Wynn $715,000
Kendall Reyes $577,636
Number to keep on the roster. 4, but this bunch is so weak after the 2 stars, maybe only 3. Can Castillo come back and play? He started last year he played. He should at least be a better backup that these guys.
Cam Thomas $1,323,000
Gaethers, DT (Backup NT or DE? listed on team site at DE)
Jerideau, Byron NT (Starting NT is UDFA? Only listed NT other than Cam Thomas, who is a 1 gap player)
Number to keep on the roster. 3. That is a bad number, because it doesn't give Gaethers incentive to play hard. I believe Jerideau will start. Cam Thomas plays well as a 1 gap player, but we need a 2 gap player.
Derek Cox $800,000
Marcus Gilchrist $734,600
Johnny Patrick $555,000
Shareece Wright $555,000
Steve Williams(Nickel back)
Greg Gatson $480,000
Cornelius Brown $480,000
Number to keep on roster. 6. No big salary here.
Eric Weddle $6,000,000
Brandon Taylor $480,000
Addae, Jahleel S (Potential starting safety until Taylor gets healthy is UDFA?)
Marcus Gilcrest (also listed as CB)