In addition to waiving safety Kevin Ellison, the Chargers cut three other players Monday.
The biggest name on the list was defensive tackle Ian Scott. He started seven games last season. The other players dismissed by the team were running back Cory Jackson and receiver Jordyn Jackson.
Scott helped plug the hole at defensive tackle when Jamal Williams was hurt last season. With rookie Cam Thomas emerging, Scott was expendable. Expect Thomas to get quality playing time.