3 Chargers Who Should Be Cut Before Free Agency Opens

These three Los Angeles Chargers seem likely to be released before free agency officially opens.
Nov 6, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA;  Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Simi Fehoko (87)
Nov 6, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Simi Fehoko (87) / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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It's the dawn of a new day for the Los Angeles Chargers will Jim Harbaugh now in town. Los Angeles brought in Harbaugh to reshape a squad that lacked an identity and struggled to win big games.

Given such lofty goals, Harbaugh won't be afraid to make some shakeups to this roster, even before free agency starts. We've seen some teams around the league already part with players who don't figure into their long-term plans, and there's three Chargers who fit that bill.

1. Simi Fehoko, WR

There were hopes wide receiver Simi Fehoko would turn out to be a late diamond in the rough as a fifth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2021. Unfortunately those dreams never came to fruition, as he amassed just three receptions over two years in Big D.

The Stanford product opted to follow Kellen Moore back to the west coast, however, inking a deal with the Chargers last offseason.

Fehoko's struggles to find his footing in the NFL continued, as he recorded just one reception in LA. Even worse, he saw action in only six contests, signaling he failed to impress while the team dealt with significant injuries at WR.

Fehoko is now 26 years old with little promising prospects after doing nothing in the pros. The man he followed, Kellen Moore, is gone as well, with an entirely new staff now running the show.

Though Fehoko did sign a futures contract with the team in early January, that was before Harbaugh and co. took over. They have zero ties to a holdover from the past regime who doesn't even qualify as a depth at this point.

Cutting Fehoko now would leave zero dead money and save the Chargers $1.05 million in cap space. This move seems like a no-brainer considering there's zero downside.