The nephew of former San Diego Chargers legend Junior Seau has been cut by the Los Angeles Rams. Ian Seau was an undrafted free agent out of Nevada and played in all four preseason games with the team.
Ian Seau, nephew of Junior and a guy featured on Hard Knocks, informed he'll be waived by the Rams, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 2, 2016
During his stint with the Rams this season, Seau has recorded 1.5 sacks, and two tackles. With his famous last name and presence on HBO’s Hard Knocks series, many feel the San Diego Chargers should sign the young lineman. Is that the right move?
One of the main weaknesses on this Chargers team is defensive line depth. The starting unit of Corey Liuget, Joey Bosa, and Brandon Mebane are a solid group, but there isn’t much behind them. Darius Philon and Ryan Carrethers have shown flashes, but nothing that causes excitement. Rather, a serious concern for the defense if a starter were to get hurt. Another factor that may have the Chargers interested in Seau is Damion Square’s suspension. Square will miss the first games and plays both tackle and end, Seau may be an option for those early games.
The argument to sign Seau is the same argument I could have made to sign any other available lineman or pass rusher. The Chargers have players on the roster now that fit the system better and know the playbook. Seau isn’t an improvement in talent over Tenny Palepoi or a pass rusher like Tourek Williams for that matter.
As all 32 NFL teams make their cuts down to 53, plenty of other pass rushers and lineman are going to become available. There will be more well-suited options available on the market if the Chargers decide to look for another pass rusher.
I understand that Seau carries what is probably the most beloved name in San Diego, but that doesn’t mean he is going to make the team any better. I wish Seau could impact the Chargers and I have rooted for him to succeed since he entered the league. Sadly, he doesn’t have the talent the Chargers need.