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The Cutting Block

Marty points to the next cut

The first round of cuts is almost upon us. As explained yesterday, the San Diego Chargers may only take 84 players to training camp. This number includes signed Draft picks and the four roster exemptions from players allocated to NFL Europe. Five players must go, barring a trade, which is likely in its own right.

Taking the trade out of the equation and implying the Chargers sign their seven remaining unsigned picks, five players face elimination. Whoever said OTA's and Mini Camp had no meaning better be ready to explain this to the guys who get the early axe. The fact is rookies must continually show something to their respective position coach and ultimately Marty Schottenheimer who has the final say...

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