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Chargers cut safety Kevin Ellison

It’s been a rough few months for Chargers safety Kevin Ellison.  In April, the team drafted in round four the guy who likely would replace Ellison in the starting lineup — Darrell Stuckey.  In May, Ellison was busted with 100 Vicodin pills in his vehicle.

And, in June, Ellison has lost his job.

Per a league source, the Chargers have waived Ellison.  He arrived via round six of the 2009 draft, after playing college football at USC.

He’ll become a free agent if he passes through waivers.

As a rookie Ellison started nine regular-season games.  He also started in the team’s lone playoff game, a loss to the Jets.

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17 Responses to “Chargers cut safety Kevin Ellison”
  1. spudz says: Jun 21, 2010 1:29 PM

    In a related story, the Jets picked up Ellison off waivers….

  2. Qoojo says: Jun 21, 2010 1:35 PM

    He was just making a delivery to Kiln, MS

  3. paleandpasty says: Jun 21, 2010 1:46 PM

    I sense he could be a good match in New Orleans. The have an aging secondary and the coaching staff loves pills.

  4. Nips Johnson says: Jun 21, 2010 1:49 PM

    Figured this was coming. Another reminder to the players that if you’re going to be a jerkoff in your time off the field, then you aren’t going to last in San Diego.
    Doesn’t matter if you’re a former All Pro cornerback (traded Cromartie), a Pro Bowler (Merriman, and VJ with no long term deals in sight) or a starting safety (Ellison.) AJ Smith will show you the door soon enough.
    Everybody on the Chargers needs to follow the footsteps of Antonio Gates, who is going to be getting his big pay day real soon. Keep your mouth shut, stay out of trouble, show up to work and give 110% and you will be rewarded.

  5. Otto Graham says: Jun 21, 2010 1:49 PM

    ^^^^^^^^^^^Agreed js136202.

  6. jsandals9 says: Jun 21, 2010 1:58 PM

    I bet he ends up in Seattle. Ellison was one of PC’s favorite players.

  7. jahrasta311 says: Jun 21, 2010 2:04 PM

    why would pft delete my comment saying “later, vicodin boy”?

  8. PiKindaGuy says: Jun 21, 2010 2:12 PM

    # jsandals9 says: June 21, 2010 1:58 PM
    I bet he ends up in Seattle. Ellison was one of PC’s favorite players.

    Worked out pretty well for Taylor Mays and Lendale White.

  9. js136202 says: Jun 21, 2010 2:38 PM

    I have to wonder why PFT arbitrarily takes down completely innocuous posts. Why did our beloved website begin censoring posts that aren’t even remotely offensive? A dude quoted a PG-13 movie and it just disappears. Either quit playing big brother or figure out why some posts magically disappear.

  10. AllThat says: Jun 21, 2010 3:08 PM

    @js136202 says:
    June 21, 2010 2:38 PM
    I have to wonder why PFT arbitrarily takes down completely innocuous posts. Why did our beloved website begin censoring posts that aren’t even remotely offensive? A dude quoted a PG-13 movie and it just disappears. Either quit playing big brother or figure out why some posts magically disappear.
    ————————————————
    cause they can……post it again though…I missed it……

  11. jsandals9 says: Jun 21, 2010 3:11 PM

    PiKindaGuy says:
    June 21, 2010 2:12 PM
    # jsandals9 says: June 21, 2010 1:58 PM
    I bet he ends up in Seattle. Ellison was one of PC’s favorite players.

    Worked out pretty well for Taylor Mays and Lendale White.
    ———————–
    So PC was supposed to pass up a better fit at safety to satisfy Taylor? He was supposed to ignore the work habits of White?
    What PC has shown is that he will do what is best for the team even if it means pasing up his college guys. If he keeps players around just because he coached them in college then he will not be around long.

  12. Marc F says: Jun 21, 2010 3:23 PM

    “I have to wonder why PFT arbitrarily takes down completely innocuous posts. Why did our beloved website begin censoring posts that aren’t even remotely offensive? A dude quoted a PG-13 movie and it just disappears. Either quit playing big brother or figure out why some posts magically disappear. ”
    And some don’t appear at all.
    Big (NBC) brother’s in charge now, no matter how much Florio says “things will still be the same”.
    Just another “Team” mouthpiece now.
    knock knock.
    do you hear that? It’s the hypocrites.

  13. Mike_in_Texas says: Jun 21, 2010 4:01 PM

    chargers afc west run is just over. Not because of this but things are just not going well for em and i dont see Turner turning this around with just Rivers and Gates when they are behind..
    Merriman is also done know
    8-8 in 2010

  14. js136202 says: Jun 21, 2010 4:29 PM

    I didn’t post the original comment that was funny, someone whose name currently escaped me quoted Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber, a PG-13 movie, and they took his post down. There were no naughty words, and it was humor on a 3rd grade level, which I thought were the only 2 qualifications for a post to make it on PFT in the first place.

  15. Stuart Scotts left eye says: Jun 21, 2010 5:11 PM

    I smell a pretty good battle between CJ Spiller, Paul Oliver, and Stuckey. All 3 are capable of covering center field.

  16. jahrasta311 says: Jun 21, 2010 9:32 PM

    Mike_in_texas, thanks for solidifying my belief that everyone from Texas is retarded.

  17. Nips Johnson says: Jun 22, 2010 9:41 AM

    # Stuart Scotts left eye says: June 21, 2010 5:11 PM
    I smell a pretty good battle between CJ Spiller, Paul Oliver, and Stuckey. All 3 are capable of covering center field.
    ——————————————–
    C.J. Spiller?? The Bills rookie running back? I believe you mean C.J. Spillman ;)

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