Chargers down to 53, cut 15

The San Diego Chargers trimmed their roster down to 53 on Sunday, meeting roster limit as defined by the league. Many of the cut players can expect to be asked back after they clear waivers – to join the eight man practice squad. Some won't be back, veterans who felt the axe.

The cuts:

Phil Bogle
Robb Butler
Jonathan Cox
Brock Edwards
Jerton Evans
Kevin Dyson
Malcom Floyd
Howard Hodges
Reese Hicks
Carlos Joseph
Kwamie Lassiter
Otis Leverette
Jerrell Pippens
Justin Riley
Chad Ward

The Bolts placed running back Leon Johnson on "Reserve-Physically Unable to Perform." Johnson is recovering from a foot injury.

The team decided to keep four quarterbacks on the roster with two years invested in Cleo Lemon who they like and will make a bigger part of the team a year from now when Brees departs.

Wes Welker also makes the squad and will be the primary returner, saving the likes of Eric Parker and Tim Dwight.

The team will go with three safeties to begin the year after cutting three.

The Chargers would like to bring back a few of the cuts and add them to the practice squad. Among those are Floyd, Butler, Joseph and Bogle.

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