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San Diego Chargers waive wide receiver Tyrell Williams, promote safety Adrian Phillips

The Chargers churn the bottom of the roster, dropping a wide out and adding a defensive back.

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With Jahleel Addae unable to play in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the San Diego Chargers have elected to promote safety Adrian Phillips from the practice squad. To make room on the 53-man roster, the Chargers have waived wide receiver Tyrell Williams (per the Union Tribune's Michael Gehlken). Williams was a player that San Diego kept on the roster due to fear of losing him to a waiver claim at the end of August. They'll risk that possibility now because they don't want to go into Cincinnati without depth in the secondary.

In theory, the odds of Williams passing through waivers are better now than they were a couple weeks ago. It's debatable as to whether or not the benefit of having Phillips available on Sunday is worth the potential cost of losing Williams for the future. Chargers fans will just have to either trust in the decision making of Tom Telesco and hope that Williams makes it to the practice squad. While we're in he business of hoping, let's also hope that Adrian Phillips doesn't have to play a big role on Sunday.