The San Diego Chargers have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players. Here’s the full list of roster cuts up to this point:
- QB Zach Mettenberger (Rand Getlin)
- LB Zack Hodges
- WR Torrence Allen
- C Bruce Johnson
- CB Michael Lee
- DT Bruce Gaston
- CB Greg Ducre
- WR James Jones
Other roster moves include:
- OL Chris Watt (PUP)
- G Donavon Clark and RB Branden Oliver (Injured Reserve)
- WR Javontee Herndon, DT Zamir Carlis, OT Tyler Johnstone and RB Dreamius Smith (Waived/Injured)
Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers discussed a potential trade with the Cowboys involving Mettenberger before they cut him loose.
Mettenberger, 24, is a former sixth-round pick of the Titans back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2.345 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season.
The Titans cut him loose back in May, but he was claimed off of waivers by the Chargers.
In 2015, Mettenberger appeared in seven games and threw for 935 yards while completing 60.8 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Jones, 32, is a former third-round pick of the Packers back in 2007. He spent seven years with the Packers before signing on with the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent in 2014.
Jones later returned to the Packers after they lost Jordy Nelson for the season last year and went on to produce a productive season for Green Bay. The Chargers signed him to a contract earlier in the month.
In 2015, Jones appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and recorded 50 receptions for 890 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 45 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.
Hodges, 24, originally signed on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard back in May of last year. He was unfortunately cut loose at the start of the season, but later signed on to the Rams’ practice squad a few months into the season.
Los Angeles elected to bring Hodges back on a future/reserve contract before placing him on waivers a few months ago.
The Chargers signed Hodges in recent weeks.
During his college career at Harvard, Hodges recorded 118 tackles, 26 sacks, five forced fumbles, three recoveries, an interception and five pass defenses.