It was the most anticipated and discussed move inside the San Diego Chargers headquarters and have had the media on its toes trying to figure out who the team would release, when cornerback Chris Carr was added to the Chargers full time roster.
The news has been released today by the team they have made the choice to release wide receiver Micheal Spurlock to make room on the roster for it’s newest cornerback in Carr.
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, discussed in the team’s media conference about how Carr would be fitting in with the team:
“I coached Chris for two years in Oakland as a young player and we’ve coached against him for two years. We’ve not only seen him work out here, but experience with him in games on the field. He’s done a nice job playing in the slot, he gives us depth there. It’s the same thing I’m going to say about the defensive line. We’re going to play teams here in the next month that throw 45-50 times a game and we were hung out last week with three corners and we had to do it because of our situation. We’re going to have to have corners available because we’re going to see the ball in the air a great deal.”
Reports thought that the team would keep Spurlock and would actually release injured kicker Nate Kaeding instead to make room on the roster and the team may still release the kicker if they continue to try to improve the team on offense and defense. Now, do you think the team made the right choice? Coach Turner, discussed Kaeding’s recovery in today’s media conference as well.
“I can’t give that right now. He hasn’t kicked obviously, but the last time he had that injury he missed six weeks. It doesn’t seem to be anywhere near as severe and he feels pretty good.”
Spurlock played in the Chargers’ first four games but did not record any offensive stats. He saw action on special teams, returning one punt and registering one tackle.
Spurlock signed a one-year deal with the Chargers in April and is now looking for another team and you may be surprised on how many teams may be in the running. The New York Jets are number one on the list of teams that may sign the player after the team lost star Santonio Holmes to a knee injury.