Wide receiver Gary Banks has been released by the Chargers. (Dave Martin / Associated Press)

It’s the end of the line for Gary Banks — at least for now.

The Chargers announced their cuts to trim the roster to 75 players on Tuesday and among them was Banks, who was hopeful of making the squad as a wide receiver with the prolonged absence of Vincent Jackson (deadlocked in a contract dispute). But San Diego’s depth still proved to be too deep, with Malcom Floyd, Legedu Naanee, Buster Davis and Josh Reed.

Banks — who has just one reception for 11 yards this preseason — had been performing well, but as Scott Bair of the North County Times offered to NFL.com on Monday, “he goes about his business in a professional, yet unspectacular manner that helps him blend in when, in fact, he needs to stand out.”

With his release, Banks now becomes a free agent and is available to be claimed off waivers by another team.