San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers have began cutting down their roster from 75 to 53 today by releasing quarterback Brad Sorensen.
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The San Diego Chargers needs to cut 22 players overall in the next two days. The Chargers will officially announce their final 53-man roster tomorrow afternoon.
Brad Sorensen was drafted by the Chargers in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Southern Utah.
Brad Sorensen was impressive in the pre-season last year and impressed Philip Rivers, Head Coach Mike McCoy and Frank Reich enough to remain on the roster as the third string quarterback the entire season.
Brad Sorensen entered the off-season as the backup to Philip Rivers, but quickly fell to 3rd string quarterback after the signing of veteran quarterback Kellen Clemens.
The Chargers didn’t draft or sign an undrafted quarterback this off-season, as apparently they were content with developing, the 6-5, 230-pound quarterback. Unfortunately Sorensen struggled during training camp, had a rough preseason, and looked like he hadn’t improved since last season.
Also with the Chargers needing help at other positions, there just wasn’t any room to keep a third quarterback on the roster this season.
The opinion around the Chargers was that Brad Sorensen intrigued them as a developmental quarterback. Yet with Philip Rivers expected to play for a few more years, the Chargers will have plenty of time to develop their next quarterback.
Let’s also be honest despite the intrigue in Brad Sorensen, when the Chargers do eventually need to replace Rivers, it will be with a heralded prospect in the 1st round of the NFL draft.