OL Travelle Wharton will stay at tackle for now, although he was projected as a guard in the NFL. That is where Wharton started more than 40 games during his college career at South Carolina. "He played tackle in college," coach John Fox said. "He is very athletic. He is guy who can play guard and tackle. We think it is important that a guy has flexibility as far as different positions, and all of those get answered more intently when we get into pads. Right now, he is starting off at tackle, and we will see where that takes us down the road." Currently Wharton is backing up at both right and left tackle.
CBs Sheldon Brown and Lito Sheppard are on the hot seat replacing Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor. But defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is confident that they'll do well. The two got a lot of valuable experience last year when Vincent and Taylor missed a total of 12 games because of injuries. "Here's the thing about it," Johnson said. "Those guys played last year. It's not like they've never been on the field with (free safety Brian) Dawkins and (strong safety) Mike Lewis. Sheldon played and Lito played quite a bit. "The thing with them is they're confident. You'd better have corners that are confident. They are. I feel confident in them. I think they feel confident in their ability. They know they're the starters now. They're playing like starters. I don't think it's a problem."
LB Jeremiah Garrison (Free Agent), LB Ty Myers (Free Agent), CB Jay Hackett (Free Agent), OL Jason Lenzmeier (Free Agent), CB Randy Jordan (Free Agent), OL Isaiah Ross (Free Agent) and OL Jon Skinner (Free Agent) were waived by San Diego.
Jeremiah tells Gamecock Nation that he will look around for another team if there is one willing to give him a shot. If not he will return home, finish his degree in Retailing and then decide on one of several job offers that has been presented to him in the Columbia area.
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