With Chargers training camp starting today, the San Diego Chargers have cut ties with center Trevor Robinson as the team looks to solidify the offensive line which hurt the team last season. The Chargers save about $2.3 million dollars in cap space and add versatile swing man Marcel Jones who played for the Baltimore Ravens.
The writing was on the wall after the Chargers made two huge additions to the offensive line this past off-season. The first move they was they drafted center Max Tuerk out of USC in the third round of the draft. Most draft experts projected Max as a steal that late third round. In 2012, as a true freshman, he started the last five games of the season. In 2014, he won All Pac 12 honors. He is someone the club can look forward to in the future after he finishes maturing as a player.
We’ve signed G-T Marcel Jones and waived C Trevor Robinson.
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) July 29, 2016
The second move, after Tuerk, was acquiring Matt Slauson on May 7th. Slauson, who played with the Chicago Bears for two seasons, can play center and guard. He received two awards during his tenure with the Bears by receiving USA Today All-Joe Team and the Ed Block Courage Award. He is a nasty player and brings an edge to the line which it lacked from time to time last season. Protecting Philip Rivers is the teams number one priority and Slauson will ensure #17 is left alone by opposing defenses.
In addition to Tuerk and Slauson, the Chargers also signed swing man Marcel Jones today, who is another versatile option for the Chargers. He will replace Trevor Robinson on the roster and look to provide depth at guard with some opportunities at tackle as well. From 2012-2014, Jones was on the Saints and Ravens practice squad but has shown some ability. He will provide depth at this point and has an outside chance of making the team. He will need an injury or a phenomenal performance to move up the depth charts. Still a nice signing by the Bolts and a definite upgrade over Robinson. Bolt Up!
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