Like the rest of the NFL, the Chargers must cut down their roster from 80 to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. ET tomorrow. Fortunately, the 16-man practice squad returns so just because a player you liked gets cut initially doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of room for them to stick around on the PS.
The week ahead:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 30, 2021
All teams must reduce to their initial 53-man rosters by Tuesday at 4 PM ET.
All players waived can be claimed by Wednesday at Noon ET.
16-man practice squads can then be formed.
11 days until we play football.
Below, we’ll keep you all updated on who the Chargers cut and while throwing you the biggest bits of news and rumors from around the NFL.
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Players cut by the Chargers
The Chargers are cutting defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko and wide receiver Tyron Johnson.
#Chargers are waiving DL Breiden Fehoko, per source.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 31, 2021
The Chargers are cutting Michael Badgley. Tristan Vizcaino is your new starting kicker in L.A.
The #Chargers are cutting kicker Michael Badgley, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2021
The Bolts are parting ways with wide receiver Michael Bandy.
The Chargers are cutting cornerback John Brannon and running back Darius Bradwell.
The Chargers are cutting former Oregon tight end and 2021 UDFA Hunter Kampmoyer.
#Chargers are waiving TE Hunter Kampmoyer, per source.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 31, 2021
The Chargers are waiving nine players and waived/injured two others. Some of those cut are edge rusher Jessie Lemonier, tight end Matt Sokol, and DL Willie Yarbary.
we've waived nine players and waived/injured two others.— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) August 30, 2021
The first domino falls and it’s Jessie Lemonier. The Chargers are releasing the second-year edge rusher, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Chargers releasing OLB Jessie Lemonier, per source.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 30, 2021
News and rumors from around the NFL
Several running backs will be available after Devonta Freeman was released by the Saints and Javian Hawkins was waived by the Titans.
More RBs on the market:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
Saints have released running back Devonta Freeman, per source.
Titans have waived running back Javian Hawkins, per source.
The Lions are waiving former second-round linebacker Jahlani Tavai
Lions are waiving third-year linebacker Jahlani Tavai, the 43rd overall second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, per source. They tried to trade him but no takers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
The Browns are cutting former fifth-round pass-rusher Curtis Weaver.
The Bucs are releasing cornerback Antonio Hamilton.
Bucs have released cornerback Antonio Hamilton, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
The Chiefs are waiving rookie safety Devon Key.
The #Chiefs are waiving rookie safety Devon Key, per source. A standout early in camp, Key would return on the practice squad if he's not claimed.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 30, 2021
The Lions waived a numbers of players, including offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby. Crosby played with Justin Herbert at Oregon from 2016-2018.
Lions roster moves:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
The Colts released veteran safety Sean Davis.
Colts have released veteran safety Sean Davis, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
The Lions cut wide receiver Breshad Perriman who signed with the Lions earlier this year as a free agent. He was due a guaranteed $2 million.
First of many cuts this week is a notable one: Lions have released WR Breshad Perriman, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
After the team’s preseason finale, Bill Belichick is still not ready name his starting quarterback.
More on Bill Belichick not being ready to name a starting QB after his team’s preseason finale:https://t.co/qNqL51zTW5— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is dealing with a neck injury. Head coach Frank Reich doesn’t believe it to be season-ending.
Colts’ HC Frank Reich on WR T.Y. Hilton’s neck injury: “It was a disc issue, so that's a complicated issue. More meetings, more evaluation to come, more opinions to come….He will miss some games, we don't know exactly how many. We're optimistic it's not season-ending.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2021
Giants tight end Evan Engram left their preseason finale with a calf injury and did not return.