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Chargers Release Long Snapper David Binn

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Well, color me shocked, but the Chargers have cut veteran long snapper David Binnaccording to Kevin Acee.

Binn, as many of you are aware, is the longest-tenured member of the Chargers by far. He's played in 256 games as a Charger, surpassing the 200 games played by Junior Seau and Russ Washington; that's a stat that will be very difficult to break.

Having been with the Chargers since he joined the team prior to the 1994 season, he was the only remaining active player that was a member of the Chargers' Super Bowl team. Surprisingly too, he was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2006, when it seemed like the entire AFC Pro Bowl team was made up of all Chargers.

Binn missed nearly the whole season last year with a severe hamstring injury he suffered in the first game of the season. His absence is one of several factors pointed to in the historic Special Teams meltdown that plagued the Chargers last season.

Having that year off, coupled with his age - he'll be 40 this year - seems to have led to Binn not being as reliable as he once was. He already has injured his calf this pre-season and the team was concerned about his long-term durability. So now the Chargers are going forward with Mike Windt, who's younger and under team control for at least the next two years.

Acee tells us that Binn's snapping abilities have been solid, but the team is concerned with his coverage abilities. He also says a few players are definitely upset about this news.

The Chargers need to make 10 roster cuts today, and this is just the first. We will keep you posted as more cuts are announced.