Former Bulldog Odim Survives Chargers First Cut

By KBJR News 1

August 30, 2011 Updated Aug 30, 2011 at 10:04 PM CDT

San Diego, CA (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former UMD Bulldogs running back Isaac Odim isn't on the final roster of the San Diego Chargers yet, but he did survive the first round of cuts handed down Tuesday.

The Chargers released 10 players Tuesday, including two running backs, to cut their roster to 80. The final roster of 54 players must be set by Saturday, September 3.

Odim carried the ball four times for six yards in San Diego's first preseason game, but did not touch the ball in either of the team's following two games.

The former Bulldog is the program's all-time leading rusher and owns 17 single-season and career rushing records at UMD.

He signed a free agent contract with the Chargers the first day NFL teams could sign undrafted players.

San Diego wraps up preseason play this Thursday at home against San Francisco, and then open the regular season at home against the Minnesota Vikings.

Posted by Zach Schneider