In a previous article of mine, I suggested some of the players that may not make the roster and are my “surprise” cut before the season starts. The player I thought may be the “surprise” cut was Charlie Whitehurst. After having coached Peyton Manning, Mike McCoy’s standards for QB have probably been set very high.
No settling for mediocrity.
My feelings that Mike Hermann would be cut came to fruition when the Chargers waived Hermann and signed free agent quarterback Nathan Enderle on Wednesday.
Out of the University of Idaho, in his 2009 season, Enderle led an offense that was ranked 9th in the nation. He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. After the Bears waived him, he went to the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was eventually cut during pre-season, then ended up with the Tennessee Titans during the offseason. I’m guessing that the Chargers may keep 3 Quarterbacks on the active roster. If they only keep two, Whitehurst, Sorensen and Enderle will be fighting for the backup spot.
In other roster moves the Chargers waived injured Cornerback Chibuikem “Kenny” Okoro and signed free agent rookie Safety Tony Burnett out of USC. If Okoro clears waivers, Chargers will place him on the IR list according to Chargers.com.
Let’s hear your thoughts.
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.