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San Diego Chargers cutdown analysis - Bill Williamson
What's next: The Chargers on Saturday signed veteran linebacker Na'il Diggs. The 12-year veteran is a leader, and he could push for playing time at inside linebacker. San Diego will probably look at the waiver wire for help in the secondary, offensive line and receiver.

Could Scott Tolzien be claimed? - Bill Williamson
The San Diego Tribune put out an interesting nugget. It says it’s no sure thing that undrafted rookie quarterback Scott Tolzien will make it onto the San Diego Chargers’ practice squad. The paper thinks he could be claimed.

NFL teams cut down to get to 53-man roster limit - ESPN.com
NFL teams on Saturday pared their rosters to reach the 53-man limit for the 2011 season.

Final San Diego Chargers 53-Man Roster - John Gennaro
The cuts have been made and they were mostly guys you didn't know. Na'il Diggs was picked up after the Rams cut him, meaning the Chargers needed to cut 28 guys in all. Here are those guys:

Former Pats safety Brandon Meriweather leads list of big-name roster cuts - Doug Farrar
Meriweather made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons over more deserving safeties line San Diego's Eric Weddle(notes) (yet another reason not to take the Pro Bowl very seriously), but Weddle now has a new $50 million contract, and Meriweather is without an NFL job at the moment.

Chargers keep popular receiver Walters, pack on LBs - Kevin Acee
Cancel the fan riots. Bryan Walters made the team.

Running 2011 Cut-Down Day Thread - The Outsiders
We will keep this thread updated with the latest big-name cuts on September 3. Not every cut, just the players you may know. That includes PUP and IR.

Breaking Down The Tight Ends and Fullback - Bewsaf
Since Gates and McMichael were out Kory Sperry had some opportunities to show what he could do in pass protection.  He held his own but did give up 1 pressure.  Doesn’t look like he is going to steal McMichaels job but he did a decent job in pass protection.