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Kevin Acee Final Roster Prediction: Take One

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  1. Blue Bolt

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    Predicting the Chargers roster, Take One
    By Kevin Acee
    2:08 P.M. JULY 27, 2013

    A new coach and general manager committed to a wide-open competition and to giving youth a chance makes predicting the 53-man roster an even perilous exercise than usual. However, that won’t stop U-T Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken and columnist Kevin Acee from trying.

    The following is their first attempt, and it is based on what they have seen and heard. They will refine their projected roster each Sunday.

    Quarterbacks
    Philip Rivers
    Charlie Whitehurst
    Brad Sorensen: Would be first time since 2010 Chargers have carried three QBs. Has the tools to be worthwhile project for Frank Reich.

    Running backs
    Ryan Mathews
    Danny Woodhead
    Ronnie Brown
    Le’Ron McClain

    Offensive line
    D.J. Fluker: Had arguably his best practice so far on Saturday, but has a lot to learn in the next six weeks.
    Jeromey Clary
    Nick Hardwick
    Chad Rinehart
    King Dunlap
    Max Starks
    Johnnie Troutman
    David Molk
    Steve Schilling

    Tight end
    Antonio Gates
    John Phillips
    Ladarius Green

    Receiver
    Danario Alexander
    Malcom Floyd
    Vincent Brown
    Keenan Allen
    Eddie Royal
    Robert Meachem: $5 million reasons he makes the roster. Working with Royal and Allen as kickoff returner.

    Defensive line
    Corey Liuget
    Cam Thomas
    Kendall Reyes
    Kwame Geathers: Undrafted rookie is seeing steady reps behind Thomas at nose tackle.
    Jarius Wynn
    Damik Scafe: Getting lots of work, but Chargers are still monitoring the market for veteran DL depth.

    Outside linebacker
    Dwight Freeney
    Jarret Johnson
    Larry English
    Tourek Williams
    Thomas Keiser: He and T. Williams getting abundant reps with Dwight Freeney hampered by minor leg injury.

    Inside linebacker
    Donald Butler
    Manti Te’o
    D.J. Smith
    Bront Bird
    Andrew Gachkar: Bird the better option on defense, but Gachkar should make roster for special teams ability.

    Cornerback
    Derek Cox
    Shareece Wright
    Johnny Patrick: Can play outside or in slot and has more experience than other possible reserves.
    Steve Williams

    Safety
    Eric Weddle
    Brandon Taylor
    Marcus Gilchrist: Probably starts season at strong safety. Can play corner and is excellent in the slot as well.
    Jahleel Addae: Rookie making most of second-team reps at strong safety with Taylor rehabbing knee injury.
    Darrell Stuckey

    Placekicker
    Nick Novak

    Punter
    Mike Scifres

    Long snapper
    Mike Windt

    Fighting chance
    Chris Gronkowski
    Frank Beltre
    Devan Walker
    Cornelius Brown
    Greg Gatson
     
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    Surprised he doesn't have Dan DePalma on there with all that buzz he's getting, at least in his "fighting chance" category.
     
  3. Blue Bolt

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    Not really, I always thought his films were overrated. ;)
     
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    Me too, except for.......

    ...The World Is Yours
     
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    Better than most of his, but lacking in any kind of subtlety..... a fault that's shared by the majority of Hollywood directors.
     
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    True, though Hollywood and subtlety are hardly synonymous. It's only a fault if that's what
    is asked of a director and he doesn't deliver.
    Likely won't make the team...
     
  7. Blue Bolt

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    Hollywood wouldn't know subtlety if it dropped on their collective heads.

    Yes, with all the young talent vying for roster spots, he's likely an odd man out.
     
  8. SuperCharger92

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    I would have Brad Sorensen on the practice squad and have Chris Gronkowski, Greg Gatson or a veteran DL signed.

    Practice Squad:
    QB Brad Sorensen
    RB Michael Hill
    RB Edwin Baker
    TE Dallas Walker
    OT Nick Becton
    NT Byron Jerideau
    OLB Devan Walker
    CB Marcus Cromartie
     
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    Scarface is SO overrated. I also HATE Brian DePalma.
     

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