For an easy overview during the Bolts’ Training Camp, I’ve started a series listing all players and 2013 transactions by position.
This is the fourth and final installment, which appropriately concludes with… the Secondary.
As the Bolts are entering a new era with a new General Manager and new Head Coach, the same can definitely be said about this group. Only Eric Weddle is going to return to the same starting job and with long-time Charger Quentin Jammer gone, change is particularly apparent at Cornerback.
- Shareece Wright 29
- Greg Gatson 31
- Derek Cox 22 — signed in free agency, former Jacksonville Jaguars
- Johnny Patrick 26 — via waivers, former New Orleans Saints
- Cornelius Brown 41 — signed in free agency, former Chicago Bears
- Steve Williams 27 — 2013 fifth round draft pick, California Golden Bears
- Marcus Cromartie 35 — rookie UFDA, Wisconsin
- Greg Brown 43 — rookie UFDA, Kansas
- Josh Johnson 36 — rookie UFDA, Purdue
- William Middleton 42 — added 07/28, former Jacksonville Jaguars
- Richard Marshall ?? – signed 08/23 (7 yr veteran), former Miami Dolphins
Released and Gone:
Quentin Jammer — signed with Denver Broncos (!)
Antoine Cason — signed with Arizona Cardinals
Chris Carr — signed with New Orleans Saints
- Eric Weddle 32
- Marcus Gilchrist 38 — position switch from Cornerback
- Darrell Stuckey 25
- Sean Cattouse 40
- Brandon Taylor 28 — ! 08/02, activated from PUP !
- Jahleel Addae 37 — rookie UDFA, Central Michigan
- Tony Burnett 45 — signed 07/30, rookie free agent, USC
Released and Gone:
Atari Bigby — released, still unsigned
Corey Lynch — unsigned free agent
The starters at Cornerback are sealed with former Jaguars’ Derek Cox, who signed a lucrative deal with the Chargers, and Shareece Wright. Interesting will be the battle for Nickel Corner. We can assume that Johnny Patrick, claimed from the Saints, and draft pick Steve Williams are in a better position to clinch the job than the many rookie free agents, but it’s really anyone’s guess.
Eyes will be on Marcus Gilchrist, who has made a switch from Corner to the Safety. With Brandon Taylor on the active/PUP list, he doesn’t have much competition to be the one standing next to Weddle in week 1. It’s also an opportunity for undrafted rookie Jahleel Addae to make the final roster. Depth is thin.
Enjoy Chargers Camp!
Rock’n The Bolt