In a report on Chargers.com, the Bolts have made a couple moves tonight by signing free agent Safety Tony Burnett and waiving two others.  The team announced that it has waived Mike Hermann and Kenny Okoro.

Burnett is a former USC Trojan and participated in Chargers rookie minicamp as was stated in the piece by Chargers.com.

Despite being a serious longshot, many fans had high hopes for the RPI Quarterback, Mike Hermann.  Though he has some athleticism and looks the part, his numbers, at a much lower competition level, were not overly flashy.  His story is a remarkable one, and you can read up on him by clicking here.  I wish him nothing but the best in his pursuit of being an NFL Quarterback and beyond the playing field, as well.

Okoro was a guy that was talked about a little prior to the pads going on.  He has been waived-injured and if he clears waivers he will then be placed on the reserve/injured list.

My guess would be that Burnett is solely a training camp body.  But he could get his chance to show what he’s got on Special teams in San Diego.

 

 

Booga Peters

7 Responses to Chargers have signed Tony Burnett and waived 2 players including Mike Hermann

  • Matthew Stanley says:

    This is an annoying update Booga lol. 1) I didnt figure Hermann would make the roster but I liked the guy. 2) Bringing in a Safety isn’t a good sign for my boy Addae. Its not necessarily a bad sign…but it isnt a good one :/ Ugh.

    • Matthew Stanley says:

      Doing a quick bit of research. Burnett played as a DB his sophomore and junior year and switched to OLB his senior year. He has decent size at 5’11 205 and good straight line speed, putting up at 4.49 in the 40 at his pro day. However his short shuttle (had a slower time than tourek williams who is 260lbs) and 3 cone (slower than Te’o who is at 242) times were both pretty slow. Basically, good call Booga, he is gonna be a camp body.

    • Booga Peters
      BoogaP says:

      Actually, I think it’s just fine for Addae. We need a camp body at Safety. Addae has been running with the twos and playing special teams. I would be willing to bet Addae makes the team.

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