Yesterday on FPC Chargers writer Lee Wakefield gave his thoughts on the ‘initial’ 53-man roster. As always, there has already been changes.
The biggest news is that Antonio Gates has returned to the Chargers. After lengthy discussions with the Future Hall of Famer, the tight end has ‘agreed’ a one-year deal with the team. The 38-year-old is yet to be officially added to be roster, and General Manger Tom Telesco admitted he wasn’t sure whether Gates would be ready to face the Chiefs in week 1.
Two players have been added to the 53-man roster via waiver claims. Linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, previously of the Falcons, replaces Hayes Pullard and former Chief T.Y. McGill, will bring depth to the defensive line, whilst Corey Liuget serves a 4-game suspension.
The Chargers also announced seven players who had been signed to the practice squad:
- DE Patrick Afriyie
- WR Dylan Cantrell
- SAF A.J. Hendy
- LB D’Juan Hines
- WR Andre Patton
- DL Steven Richardson
- OT Trent Scott
With the addition of Cantrell, it means every selection from the 2018 Draft, is still contracted to the team. Richardson and Hines had particularly strong showings in preseason.
Stay turned to FPC Chargers for the latest updates leading up until the Chargers first regular season game on Sunday.
– Thomas Herd is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage Sports Media. He covers the Los Angeles Chargers. Follow him on Twitter