Yesterday, the Chargers and the rest of the NFL announced their cuts to get down from a 75-man roster to a 53-man roster (well, 54 for the Chargers since Bosa is on the exempt list, but technically 53).
Today, the Chargers and the other NFL teams (who frankly just don’t matter as much) will announce their practice squad signings. Each team will be able to keep ten players on their practice squad.
In order to find out who makes the Chargers practice squad, follow along with our practice squad tracker here:
Chargers have signed OLB Ben Gardner to their practice squad, source says.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 4, 2016
No surprise there. Ben Gardner was a standout player in the preseason and during camp, but he’s still raw and not ready to take a spot on the 53-man roster.
Chargers have signed CB Trevor Williams to their practice squad, source says.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 4, 2016
Trevor Williams was a player that you wouldn’t have been sorry to see on the 53-man roster so it’s nice to see that he landed on the practice squad after being waived.
Chargers have signed WR Dom Williams to their practice squad, source said.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 4, 2016
Dom Williams was an exciting player in the latter part of the preseason games this past month and it’s good to know that he’ll be available in the event of an injury to the wide receiver corps.
Chargers have signed ex-Houston safety Adrian McDonald to their practice squad, source says. https://t.co/I90Igh958P— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 4, 2016
Adrian McDonald was excellent in the preseason and training camp. He could still have a future as a Charger.
Chargers are signing ex-Vikings OT Austin Shepherd to practice squad, source said. Worked with OL coach Jeff Davidson in Minnesota.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 4, 2016
It was reported yesterday that the Chargers were talking to Shepherd so it’s no surprise that he has been signed to the practice squad. His familiarity with Jeff Davidson has to be considered a plus.
And the Chargers announce one more via their official website:
DT Kaleb Eulls – Originally signed as an undrafted free agent last year by the Saints, Eulls appeared in four games for New Orleans in 2015. The Saints tried playing him at offensive line this preseason. The 6-4, 309-pound Eulls started all 52 games at Mississippi State from 2011-14, recording 118 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.
I can’t say I’m too familiar with the player, but defensive line could certainly use the depth.
With the additions of Jonathan Krause and Jake McGee, there are two spots left to go.
OLB Chris Landrum, TE Asante Cleveland cleared waivers, and Chargers have signed them to practice squad, source says. Practice squad full.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 5, 2016
And that’s the entire practice squad. No quarterback and four outside signings. Overall, a solid group.