|Offense||14th||94.4 (26th)||262.4 (7th)|
|Defense||16th||97.9 (10th)||249.2 (20th)|
|37||Addae, Jahleel||SS||5-10||195||1/24/1990||5||Central Michigan|
|97||Attaochu, Jeremiah||DE||6-3||252||1/17/1993||4||Georgia Tech|
|12||Benjamin, Travis||WR||5-10||175||12/29/1989||6||Miami (Fla.)|
|6||Bercovici, Mike||QB||6-0||204||2/9/1993||1||Arizona State|
|99||Bosa, Joey||DE||6-5||280||7/11/1995||2||Ohio State|
|33||Boston, Tre||DB||6-1||205||6/25/1992||4||North Carolina|
|81||Brown, Da'Ron||WR||6-0||199||9/21/1991||1||Northern Illinois|
|89||Burse, Isaiah||WR||5-10||187||12/8/1991||3||Fresno State|
|90||Carrethers, Ryan||NT||6-1||333||2/26/1991||4||Arkansas State|
|63||Clark, Donavon||G||6-4||315||11/12/1992||2||Michigan State|
|Coleman, Kyle||LB||6-0||231||9/30/1993||R||Arkansas-Pine Bluff|
|43||Davis, Michael||CB||6-2||196||1/6/1995||R||Brigham Young|
|48||Dzubnar, Nick||LB||6-1||240||8/15/1991||3||Cal Poly-S.L.O.|
|3||Ekeler, Austin||RB||5-10||200||5/17/1995||R||Western State (Colo.)|
|51||Emanuel, Kyle||OLB||6-3||250||8/16/1991||3||North Dakota State|
|96||Eulls, Kaleb||DT||6-4||309||6/28/1991||2||Mississippi State|
|41||Evans, Randall||CB||6-0||195||12/26/1991||1||Kansas State|
|85||Gates, Antonio||TE||6-4||255||6/18/1980||15||Kent State|
|58||Harris, Nigel||LB||6-2||230||12/7/1994||R||South Florida|
|54||Ingram, Melvin||DE||6-2||247||4/26/1989||6||South Carolina|
|3||Jenkins, Rayshawn||SAF||6-2||220||1/25/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|5||Jones, Cardale||QB||6-5||250||9/29/1992||2||Ohio State|
|8||Kaser, Drew||P||6-2||206||2/11/1993||2||Texas A&M|
|9||Koo, Younghoe||K||5-10||185||8/3/1994||R||Georgia Southern|
|2||Lambo, Josh||K||6-0||215||11/19/1990||3||Texas A&M|
|77||Lamp, Forrest||G||6-4||310||2/21/1994||R||Western Kentucky|
|46||Landrum, Chris||DE||6-2||245||9/14/1992||2||Jacksonville State|
|20||Lowery, Dwight||FS||5-11||212||1/23/1986||10||San Jose State|
|29||Mager, Craig||CB||5-11||200||6/11/1992||3||Texas State|
|84||McGrath, Sean||TE||6-5||259||12/3/1987||3||Henderson State|
|76||Okung, Russell||T||6-5||310||10/7/1987||8||Oklahoma State|
|49||Onwualu, James||LB||6-1||235||9/4/1994||R||Notre Dame|
|53||Perry, Joshua||ILB||6-4||253||4/26/1994||2||Ohio State|
|52||Perryman, Denzel||ILB||5-11||240||12/5/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|17||Rivers, Philip||QB||6-5||228||12/8/1981||14||NC State|
|98||Rochell, Isaac||DE||6-4||280||4/22/1995||R||Notre Dame|
|62||Tuerk, Max||C||6-5||298||1/27/1994||2||Southern California|
|4||Watson, Brad||CB||6-0||190||8/20/1995||R||Wake Forest|
|79||Wiggins, Kenny||G||6-6||314||8/8/1988||4||Fresno State|
|44||Williams, Andre||RB||6-0||220||8/28/1992||3||Boston College|
|16||Williams, Tyrell||WR||6-4||205||2/12/1992||3||Western Oregon|
|42||Williams, Trevor||CB||5-11||191||9/15/1993||2||Penn State|
|45||Cleveland, Asante (IR)||TE||6-5||260||3/21/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|60||DeBoer, Dillon (IR)||C||6-5||300||7/26/1994||R||Florida Atlantic|
|59||Hekking, Brock (IR)||LB||6-3||250||10/6/1991||2||Nevada|
|70||Johnstone, Tyler (IR)||T||6-5||301||9/29/1992||R||Oregon|
|50||Moore, Charmeachealle (IR)||LB||6-0||235||1/30/1993||R||Kansas State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Gordon and the rest of the first string barely played, ceding control to the second unit after an extended drive in the first quarter. While Gordon didn't break off any long runs, the Chargers were happy to see their star RB make it through the first preseason contest unscathed - especially given the team's recent injury woes.
Jones is expected to compete for the backup job along with incumbent Kellen Clemens and former practice squad member Mike Bercovici, but none of the trio was particularly impressive in a game that quickly got out of hand in the second quarter. Jones worked with the third and fourth string units, showing off his mobility with a pair of scrambles for 18 yards - a figure that would tie RB Andre Williams for the lead.
Weiser spent time with the Chargers last season, catching two passes for eight yards in the preseason before getting his walking papers prior to Week 1. The team waived S Adrian McDonald in a corresponding move.
Perryman tore a ligament in his left ankle during the Chargers' preseason opener Sunday. He wasn't initially expected to need surgery, which is why his initial timetable for a return was originally 4-to-6 weeks. With Perryman out, Nigel Harris and Korey Toomer are the likeliest candidates to fill the starting role next to Jatavis Brown.
Lowery's tackle numbers took a major dip after one-year stints with both the Falcons and Colts, but the veteran safety was a reliable presence for the Chargers in a season filled with injuries and turmoil. Still two years left on his deal, Lowery is expected to return to the starting lineup next season, but likely should only be considered an IDP option in the deepest of leagues.
A 2014 fourth-round selection, Williams was released by the Giants prior to Week 1 of last season. He then caught on in San Diego, where he was either a healthy scratch or a practice squad member until Week 17, when injuries higher up the depth chart gave him the opportunity to take 18 carries for 87 yards. Williams likely will have to compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Dzubnar has been a special team ace for the Chargers in the past, playing sparingly throughout the past two seasons however he'll get a chance for a bigger role with Perryman expected to miss two months after undergoing ankle surgery. Both Dzubnar and Korey Toomer split reps with the first team defense during practice Wednesday, but Toomer does appear to have the advantage currently, having played in 13 games last season.
Benjamin lived up to his billing as a deep threat in this one, taking a pass from Kellen Clemens 75 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter. The speedster's productivity waned toward the end of the 2016 season, but he should reprise his role as the team's primary downfield threat and will look to generate plenty of impact plays the likes of Sunday's.
Though he played just one series, Gates picked up a first down before capping off a long drive with a five-yard touchdown reception from Philip Rivers. There has been talk of limiting the 37-year-old's involvement this season, but he showed in this one what he can still do at his advanced age. He is unlikely to see any extended run during the preseason and could become a situational player once the regular season begins.
While Burse is expected to play with a torn shoulder labrum, he's been one of the standout players throughout the beginning stages of training camp. While the second-year player isn't expected to be much of a fantasy asset this season with no less than five receivers ahead of him on the depth chart, Burse could catch onto the roster as return man.
This shouldn't come as much surprise, especially given that the potential challenger for the spot, rookie Mike Williams (back), has not been able to partake in training camp. If things stand the way they are now, (Tyrell) Williams would operate solely as an outside receiver, with Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin likely rotating from the slot to the outside depending on a given formation. If the back injury that has debilitated (Mike) Williams for the majority of the summer leaks into the regular season, don't be surprised to see (Tyrell) Williams cling onto the starting wide receiver role for the entire duration of the campaign.
Head coach Anthony Lynn suggested Verrett's slow recovery from a torn ACL during Week 4 of the 2016 season was part of a concerted effort to "be careful" with the top cornerback. Verrett practiced without restrictions for the first time last week, but has yet to play in a preseason contest. Should he return to full health as expected, Verrett will share the field with Pro Bowl cornerback Casey Heyward, as both are expected to man a given side of the field.
Pulley took over for incumbent starter Matt Slauson, who shifted over to left guard with Forrest Lamp (knee) expected to miss the rest of the season. The undrafted free agent played 44 snaps at center during the 2016 season.
This is a tough break for Lamp, who was a projected starter at guard and will now miss his entire rookie season. It's likely only a matter of time before he's placed on injured reserve.
The Chargers slapped Ingram with the franchise tag in February and with each passing day it seemed less and less likely the two sides would agree to terms on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline. However, those concerns and any speculation that Ingram could hold out of training camp were put to rest following Sunday's news. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the contract is worth up to $66 million with $42 million guaranteed, which is pricey but well-deserved for a player who accumulated 18.5 sacks across the past two seasons and has developed into one of the most feared pass rushers in the league.
Toomer inked a contract with the Chargers last September and proved to be a key member of the team's linebacking corps. He recorded 75 tackles in his 13 games with the Chargers and is set to compete for a meaningful role again in 2017.
McGrath was absent from Friday's practice after he hyperextended his knee, and he is yet to be given a timetable for his recovery. With Jeff Cumberland (leg) also out, the competition for the No. 3 tight end spot behind Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates will be put on hold until both are healthy and can return to preseason play.
With 2017 second-round pick Forrest Lamp lost for the season after tearing his ACL, the Chargers have already had to rejigger the offensive line, with last year's starting center, Slauson, sliding over to left guard. The veteran's versatility will be particularly helpful, as the team is expected to start at least two newcomers in 2017.
Hekking was waived with an injury designation by the Chargers and placed on IR after he cleared waivers. He'll look to remain healthy and catch on as a depth linebacker and special teams player in 2017.
Barner reportedly suffered the concussion during practice last week, although the exact details have been scarce. In any case, the 28-year-old appears to be doing fine now, and could even be in line to play in the team's preseason contest Sunday against the Saints if he is officially cleared for action.
Landrum is expected to be out for at least another week, so he does have a chance to play in the second preseason game. When he does get healthy again, he'll likely revert to solely special teams duty.
Farrow appears to be fully healthy following an injury to his shoulder that forced the undrafted free agent to miss the final two games of the 2016 season. While Branden Oliver seems to have a lock on the No. 2 role behind Melvin Gordon, Farrow could sneak his way up the depth chart with a handful of positive preseason performances.
Lambo drilled a 53-yard attempt, which would have been one yard short of his career high in a regular season game. The third-year kicker is embroiled in a duel for the starting job alongside undrafted rookie free agent Younghoe Koo, who made his only extra-point attempt in the first quarter.
Knocked for his short stature coming into the 2016 NFL Draft, Brown was an explosive playmaker when on the field. While injuries forced the 22-year-old to miss the better part of five games, Brown also benefited from Manti Teo'o's season-ending Achilles injury, finding himself in the starting unit earlier than most anticipated. With Te'o set to become a free agent, Brown could enter the 2017 season as a sneaky IDP option should the Chargers opt not retain the former Notre Dame star.
Palepoi provides value as a reserve defensive lineman for the Chargers, who credited him with nine quarterback hits last season, marking the third-most on the team. After violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, however, Palepoi missed San Diego's final three games last year and will be required to sit out Week 1 of this year. Once eligible to return, Palepoi figures to return to his usual depth role.
Reports surfaced at the start of August that Inman was nearing a return to practice after the wideout participated in individual workouts, Inman remains out as he continues to nurse the injury. Look for the Chargers to have another update on Inman when the team takes the field next Sunday against the Saints.
Davis missed a valuable showcase opportunity last Saturday due to a hamstring injury, but his presence at practice Wednesday suggests he could be in line to play in the Chargers' second preseason tilt. He'll attempt to once again crack the 53-man roster as a specialist for the club.
Jefferson had sports hernia surgery in the latter portion of June, and it appears the Ravens are exercising caution before fully deploying him in training camp. Although head coach John Harbaugh held him out of practice again Friday, he did indicate that Jefferson is ready to go. The 25-year-old played the first four seasons of his career with the Cardinals before signing with the Ravens over the offseason. He tallied 96 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles across 15 games last season. Barring any setbacks, he projects to be the Week 1 starter at free safety.
Clark suffered the misfortune of tearing his ACL in last summer's preseason opener, which landed him on injured reserve. Prior to the injury, he was projected to serve as D.J. Fluker's backup, and the 2016 seventh-round pick will likely battle for that spot again this season.
The exact details surrounding Okung's injury have not been reported, but it's likely not a serious one, as the Charges may just be taking precautionary measures with their prized left tackle. Okung signed a massive four-year deal with Los Angeles this offseason, and he, unless updated otherwise, is expected to be healthy and on the field for Week 1.
Fortunately for the Chargers, Hayward's injury is not thought to be serious at the moment. Los Angeles will likely monitor Hayward's progress and mobility over the next several days, but the team is acting as if he he'll be just fine moving forward.
Boston inked a contract with the Chargers in the offseason after totaling a career-high 53 tackles and two interceptions as a member of the Panthers' secondary in 2017. However, a knee injury forced him to injured reserve to close out the campaign. Now healthy, the 24-year-old safety will have to prove his worth as a reserve with his new club in Los Angeles.
Bosa dislocated his finger early in training camp, but the issue seems to be a thing of the past. He's avoided surgery on the finger and enters his second campaign looking to build off a 10.5-sack rookie season.
Rivers played just one series in his preseason debut, but he looked quite sharp. He efficiently led the first-team offense on a 75-yard touchdown drive, which he capped off with a five-yard strike to Antonio Gates. Rivers, who piled up 4,386 yards and 33 touchdowns last season, should see some additional run in the next exhibition game Sunday against the Saints.
Cumberland missed Friday's practice due to leg soreness and it appears that ailment is extending into this next week of practice. The Chargers will likely remain cautious with the tight end, especially since he is coming off an Achilles tear. Cumberland is expected to enter the season as No. 3 on the depth chart at best behind both Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates.
Morse, a center out of Missouri, was selected in the second round by the Kansas City after starting 39 out of 52 games in college.
Allen sat out the previous three practices due to a sore calf. Fortunately, that injury doesn't appear to a long-term issue for the oft-injured star. However, it isn't clear if the Chargers will let him take part in their preseason opener Sunday against the Seahawks.
A fifth-rounder in 2014, Carrethers appeared in 20 games for the Chargers and collected 41 tackles along the way. However, he has been a healthy scratch in each game this season and was subsequently waived in order to make room for the addition of CB Steve Williams.
Phillips has worked his way from the Chargers' practice squad in 2014 to fill-in starter last season, culminating with six starts among 14 appearances. The elevated workload translated to 38 tackles (25 solo), three passes defended, and one interception in the latter campaign, but he's destined for a reserve gig in 2017 with No. 1 strong safety Jahleel Addae proving his health down the stretch.
McCain was just promoted from the Saints' practice squad to their active roster on Friday, so his stint with the team was short-lived. The 24-year-old is expected to land back on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Oliver has made waves throughout the early portions of training camp, so it's not a surprise to see him listed as the No. 2 behind starter Melvin Gordon (knee). Fully healthy after tearing his Achilles last preseason, Oliver will need to continue stringing together positive practices in order to hold off challengers Andre Williams and Kenjon Barner.
Mager has been held out of training camp practices the past several weeks. He finished the 2016 season on IR with a shoulder injury, but It's unclear if this recent absence is due to his previous issue.
Reid -- who landed on injured reserve in late October last season -- appears to be healthy for this year's training camp. He supplied two tackles (one solo), including one for a loss, during the team's first preseason contest and will look to carry that momentum into a role as a reserve defensive lineman again in 2017.
While Henry finished his rookie season with 36 catches for 478 yards and eight touchdowns, Antonio Gates actually finished the year with more snaps (554) than Henry (546), thanks in large part to a variety of injuries that affected the rookie's durability. Now healthy, Henry appears primed to take an even bigger leap in his second year, as Gates transitions to more of a third-down and red-zone specialist. As a result, it's realistic to assume Henry should surpass his 2016 numbers, making him one of the best up-and-coming TEs in fantasy.
Reed joined the Chargers' practice squad a little less than a month ago and will now replace Brandon Mebane (bicep) on the active roster after the veteran was moved to injured reserve Tuesday. The choice to call up Reed could be a sign that Brandon Flowers (concussion) is going to miss time, but look for more information to come later in the week.
Watt managed to take a simple check down in the first quarter 53 yards, nearly scoring as he was tackled just before the end zone. That play set up the Chargers first touchdown, as Philip Rivers was able to connect with Antonio Gates for a touchdown just three plays later. Watt has primarily been used as a lead blocker for Melvin Gordon, and as a result has next to zero fantasy value as he hasn't been in a position to put together fantasy friendly stats.
Attaochu was unable to return to Sunday's game and it appears as though his injury is significant, though the specifics are still unclear. Given the vague timetable it's unknown if he'll be back in full by the time the regular season rolls around. Expect Chris McCain and Joshua Perry to see some extra reps while Attaochu is sidelined.
An undrafted free agent in 2013, Addae has developed into a serviceable starting safety, recording at least 50 tackles in each of the last two seasons. Known as one of the hardest-hitting safeties in the league, Addae's aggressive nature has landed him on the injury report in each of the last three seasons, causing him to miss 16 of the 48 games over that stretch,. When healthy, Addae has been a serviceable IDP option, but his injury history and relative lack of turnover-inducing plays (one career interception) likely keeps him from being a must-own in standard IDP formats.
Mebane was a welcomed addition to the defensive line during his first season with the Chargers in 2016, producing 21 tackles, a sack and an interception across 10 games. While he unfortunately suffered a torn biceps in Week 10 that forced him to finish the season on injured reserve, his return to full health should allow him to participate in the majority of the team's offseason program.
With Joey Bosa continuing his holdout, Philon has stepped in and performed well during first-team reps. While the second-year pro will likely take a back seat once Bosa arrives to camp, it appears as if Philon has likely worked his way into San Diego's defensive line rotation and should see an increase in snaps heading into the 2016 season.
Cleveland had been waived/injured Monday due to an undisclosed injury. Unless he agrees to an injury settlement with the Chargers, he's likely stuck on IR throughout the end of the 2017 season.
Clemens struggled mightily with the second unit, throwing two interceptions due to tipped passes, and another on a botched handoff. The 33-year-old has been QB Philip Rivers' backup for the last three seasons, but could face his biggest competition for the job in the form of second-year player Cardale Jones, who also struggled during an abbreviated stint in the fourth quarter.
Berkovici came on in relief of Kellen Clemens, and he was extremely efficient in limited duty, averaging 8.3 yards per attempt and receiving a quarterback rating of 94.4. Berkovici will continue to battle for a roster spot behind Philip Rivers with Kellen Clemens and Zach Mettenberger, and performances such as Friday's will help his cause as the franchise trims the roster moving forward.
Wiggins continues to impress at training camp, holding off 2016 third-round draft pick Max Tuerk and 2017 rookie Dan Feeney for the gig. Wiggins started one game with the Chargers last season.