Chargers trim 11 players


The Chargers have announced their first wave of cuts, leaving them with four more moves to make to get to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon.

If there’s a notable departure, it may be that of punter Chase Tenpenny and not just because his name makes him sounds like the first Dickens character to make it to the NFL. With Tenpenny gone, Mike Scifres is the only punter on the roster for Thursday night and that could lead to some bad memories of last year when Scifres hurt his knee on a blocked punt in the final exhibition contest.

Tackle Nick Becton, fullback Zach Boren, tight end Jake Byrne, wide receiver Brelan Chancellor, linebacker Adrian Hamilton, wide receiver Micah Hatfield (pictured), guard Darryl Johnson, tight end Ryan Otten, cornerback Lowell Rose and running back Kerwynn Williams were the other 10 players asked to turn in their playbooks on Monday.

The Chargers will likely have some tougher decisions to make later this week as they make their way to their initial 53-man roster.