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Six Cold Hard Facts on the 53-Man Roster
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Here is a six-pack of facts about the Chargers 2016 53-man roster:
2. Homegrown Talent – Only 20 players on the roster have ever spent time with a team other than the Chargers as 33 Bolts are homegrown talent. That number includes 23 draft picks including 19 made in the Tom Telesco/Mike McCoy era.
4. New in 2016 – The Chargers have 18 new players in the fold who did not spend any time with the Bolts in 2015. It includes nine rookies (Joey Bosa, Hunter Henry, Max Tuerk, Joshua Perry, Jatavis Brown, Drew Kaser, Derek Watt, Spencer Pulley and Kenneth Farrow) five veteran free agents (Travis Benjamin, Brandon Mebane, Dwight Lowery, Matt Slauson and Casey Hayward, three players added off waivers (Pierre Desir, Caraun Reid and Andre Williams) and one first year player (Dexter McCoil).
6. Depth By numbers – Including the roster exemption for Joey Bosa, here is the breakdown by position for the Bolts:
Offensive Line (10)
Defensive Line (7)
Wide Receiver (5)
Inside Linebacker (5)
Outside Linebacker (4)
Running Back (4)
Tight End (3)
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