San Diego’s players, coaches and staff have more than two weeks to get some sun, relax with family and take a road trip between workouts and planning.
Training camp begins in full on July 30. That’s 16 days from now. NFL teams can carry no more than 80 players into training camp.
The Chargers, though, already are down to the roster limit of 80 after five draft picks, LB Donald Butler, SS Darrell Stuckey, DT Cam Thomas and QB Jonathan Crompton signed contracts.
That number doesn’t include RB Ryan Mathews, the last unsigned draft pick, or the three restricted free agents that haven’t signed their tenders, LT Marcus McNeil, WR Vincent Jackson and OLB Shawne Merriman. San Diego likely would need to make an additional roster move if and when those players agree to contracts.
You’ll note a two-week series that began yesterday on Chargers.com to preview each position, but here’s a breakdown of the current roster.
Quarterbacks (3) – Crompton, Philip Rivers, Billy Volek.
Running backs (5) – Curtis Brinkley, Mathews*, Marcus Mason, Shawnbrey McNeal, Darren Sproles.
Fullbacks (3) – Jacob Hester, Billy Latsko, Mike Tolbert.
Wide Receivers (11) – Seyi Ajirotutu, Gary Banks, Buster Davis, Malcom Floyd, Richard Goodman, Jackson*, Legedu Naanee, Josh Reed, Ernest Smith, Bryan Walters, Jeremy Williams.
Tight ends (6) – Richie Brockel, Dedrick Epps, DajLeon Farr, Antonio Gates, Randy McMichael, Kris Wilson.
Offensive linemen (15) – Brady Bond, Corey Clark, Jeromey Clary, Kris Dielman, Brandyn Dombrowski, Tyronne Green, Jeff Hansen, Nick Hardwick, Ryan McDonald, McNeil*, Scott Mruczkowski, Ryan Otterson, Nick Richmond, Tra Thomas, Louis Vasquez.
Defensive linemen (10) – Ryan Bingham, Alfonso Boone, Luis Castillo, Jacques Cesaire, Antonio Garay, Travis Johnson, Derrick Jones, Vaughn Martin, Ogemdi Nwagbuo, Thomas.
Linebackers (14) – Antwan Applewhite, Darry Beckwith, Butler, Kevin Burnett, Stephen Cooper, Larry English, James Holt, Brandon Lang, Merriman*, Mike Nixon, Shaun Phillips, Brandon Siler, Jyles Tucker, Kion Wilson.
Cornerbacks (7) – Antoine Cason, Brandon Hughes, Dante Hughes, Quentin Jammer, Traye Simmons, Donald Strickland, Nathan Vasher.
Safeties (5) – Steve Gregory, Paul Oliver, C.J. Spillman, Stuckey, Eric Weddle.
Specialists (5) – David Binn, Cort Johnson, Nate Kaeding, Nick Novak, Mike Scifres.
*Currently does not count toward 80-player roster limit.
Stay true and keep pounding,
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