Yesterday, the Chargers signed journeyman quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan to a one-year deal after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals.
With O’Sullivan now on the roster, the Chargers had until today to a cut in order to make room on the 53-man roster for the third-string quarterback. So, in response to the signing, the Chargers released cornerback Brandon Hughes, who initially made the roster.
Chargers’ backup quarterback Billy Volek has been struggling with an injury recently, and it is a possibility that O’Sullivan was brought onto the team as insurance until Volek is healthy again. So don’t be surprised if O’Sullivan is looking for yet another team to join soon.
And now for the rest of the Chargers’ game of musical chairs that has been going on throughout the day:
Rookie quarterback Jonathan Crompton was cut from the practice squad.
Rookie offensive lineman Jeff Hansen was cut from the practice squad.
Recently released rookie offensive lineman Ryan Otterson was brought back to the team as a part of the practice squad.
Tight end Kory Sperry, who was part of the Chargers’ training camp in 2009, has been added to the practice squad.
With Sperry now on the practice squad, things aren’t looking too good for rookie tight end Dedrick Epps, whos spot on the practice squad could be taken in the near-future by Hughes.