Chargers trim roster to 76, receive roster exemption for Bosa

San Diego Chargers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (4)  warms up before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Tennessee Titans and the San Diego Chargers, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

The San Diego Chargers needed to trim their roster down to 75 players today, per NFL rules, and did so with another round of cuts that saw fan favorites Zach Mettenberger and Javontee Herndon get the axe.

The Chargers also were granted a roster exemption for Joey Bosa, who is still getting up to speed after signing his rookie contract on Sunday.

The San Diego Chargers announced seven moves on Tuesday to bring the roster to 75. The Bolts received a roster exemption for Joey Bosa, so they currently have 76 in the fold.

San Diego waived WB Zach Mettenberger, and waived-injured WR Javontee Herndon, DT Zamir Carlis, OT Tyler Johnstone and RB Dreamius Smith. If Herndon, Carlis, Johnstone and Smith clear waivers, they will be placed on the “Reserve-Injured” list.

The Bolts also placed G Donavon Clark (knee) and RB Branden Oliver (Achilles) on the Reserve/injured list. Oliver injured his Achilles during Sunday’s game in Minnesota while Clark injured his knee Aug. 19 against Arizona.


These should be the last round of roster moves we see from the Chargers before Thursday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, unless the front office spots a player cut by another team that they are interested in signing to their final roster.



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