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Chargers release linebacker James Ross

The final round of cuts is underway.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The former Michigan Wolverines linebacker James Ross has reportedly been released by the San Diego Chargers today. Aaron Wilson had it first on Twitter:

When Ross was signed back in May, our own Matthew Stanley gauged the move as the signing of a “camp body.” In that respect, Ross making it through the first round of cuts is probably a victory of sorts for the young man. He was never particularly likely to make the team.

While he seemed to have good awareness, his athleticism was clearly lacking and he lacked ideal size for the position. He simply never looked like a player that belonged on the field with the starting defense. If he ever manages to stick in the NFL and that’s by no means a certainty, it will have to be as a special teams contributor. And while he did not tend to embarrass himself, he also did not stand out.

UPDATE: Michael Gehlken confirms that the Chargers have waived James Ross and also adds that tight end Tim Semisch has been waived.