San Diego Chargers’ 5 Most Surprising Cuts in 2014

The 5 Most Surprising Roster Cuts of the 2014 San Diego Chargers

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The NFL roster cuts were completed and announced on Saturday, and several teams had some surprises in store. The San Diego Chargers probably caught quite a few people off guard, but perhaps no one was more shocked than one of their very own players. Here are five surprising roster cuts from the 2014 team.

5. QB Brad Sorensen

Brad Sorensen
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5. QB Brad Sorensen

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Based on talent, this isn’t really all that surprising. There is no doubt that Kellen Clemens is a far better option to back up Philip Rivers. However, it may be somewhat surprising because Mike McCoy has only two QBs on the roster, at least for now. Some teams prefer it that way, but most still do not. Personally, I say keep two, because if you’re down to your third option, you’re in trouble anyways.

4. LB Cordarro Law

Cordarro Law
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4. LB Cordarro Law

Cordarro Law
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The former CFL standout didn’t survive the final roster cuts. This is a bit of a surprise, because the Chargers need an effective pass rush in a league that is pass-happy. Law played college ball at Southern Miss before going undrafted in 2012. After proving himself in the CFL, he will likely get another shot on a different NFL roster. But if not, he is surely a practice squad candidate.

3. LB Thomas Keiser

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3. LB Thomas Keiser

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The Chargers need pass rushers, so it makes sense that they let Keiser go. Wait, what? It appears that the Bolts opted to go with Tourek Williams instead -- I assume because they feel like he has a higher ceiling. Keiser was the Chargers' best edge rusher last year, but he got buried on the depth chart this preseason. A LB-needy team will scoop him up.

2. OT Mike Harris

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2. OT Mike Harris

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No one was more surprised than Mike Harris himself. The third-year player was informed that he won the roster battle against Willie Smith on Friday and then subsequently released on Saturday. Not cool, Mike McCoy. Harris went undrafted in 2012, but he showed improvement and has started 12 games in his short career. He'll now likely have to battle it out somewhere else, but he'll be okay; Harris is a warrior.

1. WR Vincent Brown

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1. WR Vincent Brown

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Sometimes skill and potential just aren't enough. A calf strain and a history of being injured put Brown on the Chargers' roster bubble and ultimately cost him a spot. Brown was drafted by the Chargers as the 82nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, but the Bolts decided that the risk of injury was no longer worth it. Brown will be on another NFL roster shortly. Hopefully he can stay healthy enough to compete.

Tyson Sweet is a Seattle Seahawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @The12thDude, like him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google!


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