Big, unexpected defensive changes

Last Wednesday, the Chargers released veteran SS Clinton Hart and signed DT Ian Scott. The Bolts have been hit hard on defense with injuries, with Jamal Williams’ season-ending tricep tear the most damaging. It is likely that rookie Kevin Ellison–who was alternating time with Hart and rumored to be a threat to his starting position–will get the starting job, with Steve Gregory assuming the position in obvious passing situations when the Chargers employ the nickel package.