Linebackers Waters And Harris Released

San Diego Chargers General Manager AJ Smith announced today that the team has released Linebackers Anthony Waters and Marques Harris. Waters came to San Diego an injured prospect full of potential. The Chargers knew he would require time to recover and had hoped he'd prove to be an impact player. Waters never lived up to his billing as a first-round talent who fell to the third round because of injury. The coaching staff has apparently decided that Waters has not developed enough and have decided to move in another direction.

Also released was the veteran linebacker Marques Harris. Harris was used primarily as a pass rush specialist but he made his living on special teams. Harris was never viewed as an every down linebacker and with the expected development of Jyles Tucker and Antwan Applewhite, Harris' days as an outside linebacker have come to an end.

With the Chargers down both an inside linebacker and an outside pass rusher, it would be reasonable to expect them to at least consider drafting a linebacker in the first round, and holding the 16th overall pick, the San Diego Chargers are in great position to find a playmaker on defense.

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Anonymous said... Feb 26, 2009, 1:45:00 PM

can someone explain to me why wiffer wasn't given his walking papers??

Anonymous said... Feb 26, 2009, 8:54:00 PM

agree - would have much rather had Wilhelm cut over Waters who still has upside

Anonymous said... Feb 27, 2009, 6:38:00 PM

never.. wilhelm is way better!!!!

Anonymous said... Mar 2, 2009, 1:29:00 PM

sry but they both sewege

i think Jamal is done too. were gonna get trampled w/o help

Anonymous said... Mar 5, 2009, 2:10:00 PM

The Chargers keeping Matt "Wiffer" Wilhelm ON the field is a huge mistake. He's an NFL imposter at this point. Maybe make him an assistant coach (he is intelligent), but that's about it.
Regarding Waters and Harris being let go: I wouldn't be surprised at all if Marques Harris makes it big with another team (maybe New England or Denver?) because he has a LOT of talent and the quickness you just can't coach. Although not overwhelmingly strong, Harris could be the linebacker parallel to how the Chargers bit themselves in the ass with Wes Welker at slot reciever. Stay tuned...

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