3 Chargers Already on the Chopping Block Before OTAs

These three Los Angeles Chargers may not make it to training camp.
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The 2024 NFL Draft is over, free agency is almost done, and the teams are rounding out the rest of their roster ahead of training camp. Before finalizing their 53-man roster for next season, teams will hold organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamps before taking a break before training camp in July.

The Chargers made nine draft selections, further increasing the competition for certain positions ahead of next season. This puts plenty of players at risk of losing their roster spots before OTAs begin on May 20. Let's take a look at who is in danger of not making it to training camp.

1. Isaiah Spiller, RB

Time is running out on the former Texas A&M standout to show what he is capable of in the NFL. And it looks like he will not get the chance to do so even after Austin Ekeler left in free agency.

The former fourth-round pick of the Chargers, Isaiah Spiller was seldom used in the first two seasons of his career. He had a total of 55 carries for 137 yards in his Chargers career and the transactions by the front office this offseason suggests that they are not too high on Isaiah Spiller, either.

The Chargers reshaped their entire front office and coaching staff this winter. The new decisionmakers understandably brought in players they were familiar with. This was the case for the running back room as well, with the Chargers adding Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins. Plus, they drafted Kimani Vidal out of Troy in the 2024 NFL Draft.

All of these moves mean that Spiller is currently RB4 on the roster. As a player who wasn't drafted by this regime, he is clearly on the chopping block. He is as clear of a cut candidate as any on this roster.