Los Angeles Chargers

Stadium: StubHub Center | Coach: Anthony Lynn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense14th94.4 (26th)262.4 (7th)
Defense16th97.9 (10th)249.2 (20th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
37Addae, Jahleel SS5-101951/24/19905Central Michigan
13Allen, Keenan WR6-22114/27/19925California
97Attaochu, Jeremiah DE6-32521/17/19934Georgia Tech
4Baker, Toby P6-32109/18/1993RArkansas
72Barksdale, Joe T6-53261/4/19887LSU
24Barner, Kenjon RB5-91954/28/19904Oregon
12Benjamin, Travis WR5-1017512/29/19896Miami (Fla.)
6Bercovici, Mike QB6-02042/9/19931Arizona State
99Bosa, Joey DE6-52807/11/19952Ohio State
33Boston, Tre DB6-12056/25/19924North Carolina
67Boyko, Brett G6-63018/4/19921UNLV
57Brown, Jatavis ILB5-112212/18/19942Akron
81Brown, Da'Ron WR6-01999/21/19911Northern Illinois
89Burse, Isaiah WR5-1018712/8/19913Fresno State
78Burwell, Tyreek T6-63103/11/19923Cincinnati
90Carrethers, Ryan NT6-13332/26/19914Arkansas State
63Clark, Donavon G6-431511/12/19922Michigan State
10Clemens, Kellen QB6-22206/6/198312Oregon
 Coleman, Kyle LB6-02319/30/1993RArkansas-Pine Bluff
80Culkin, Sean TE6-52556/11/1993RMissouri
87Cumberland, Jeff TE6-42605/2/19878Illinois
43Davis, Michael CB6-21961/6/1995RBrigham Young
11Davis, Geremy WR6-32111/10/19923Connecticut
48Dzubnar, Nick LB6-12408/15/19913Cal Poly-S.L.O.
3Ekeler, Austin RB5-102005/17/1995RWestern State (Colo.)
51Emanuel, Kyle OLB6-32508/16/19913North Dakota State
 Estes, Mike TE6-4230//RGardner-Webb
96Eulls, Kaleb DT6-43096/28/19912Mississippi State
41Evans, Randall CB6-019512/26/19911Kansas State
27Farrow, Kenneth RB5-92193/7/19932Houston
66Feeney, Dan G6-43105/29/1994RIndiana
85Gates, Antonio TE6-42556/18/198015Kent State
28Gordon, Melvin RB6-12154/13/19933Wisconsin
75Hairston, Chris T6-63304/26/19896Clemson
58Harris, Nigel LB6-223012/7/1994RSouth Florida
26Hayward, Casey CB5-111929/9/19896Vanderbilt
86Henry, Hunter TE6-525012/7/19942Arkansas
54Ingram, Melvin DE6-22474/26/19896South Carolina
15Inman, Dontrelle WR6-32051/31/19894Virginia
3Jenkins, Rayshawn SAF6-22201/25/1994RMiami (Fla.)
5Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/19922Ohio State
1Jones, Jamaal WR6-11891/31/19931Montana
8Kaser, Drew P6-22062/11/19932Texas A&M
36King, Desmond DB5-1020012/14/1994RIowa
9Koo, Younghoe K5-101858/3/1994RGeorgia Southern
2Lambo, Josh K6-021511/19/19903Texas A&M
77Lamp, Forrest G6-43102/21/1994RWestern Kentucky
46Landrum, Chris DE6-22459/14/19922Jacksonville State
94Liuget, Corey DE6-23003/18/19907Illinois
20Lowery, Dwight FS5-112121/23/198610San Jose State
29Mager, Craig CB5-112006/11/19923Texas State
40McCain, Chris DE6-523611/21/19913California
23McCoil, Dexter SS6-42209/5/19912Tulsa
84McGrath, Sean TE6-525912/3/19873Henderson State
92Mebane, Brandon NT6-13111/15/198511California
76Okung, Russell T6-531010/7/19878Oklahoma State
32Oliver, Branden RB5-82085/7/19914Buffalo
49Onwualu, James LB6-12359/4/1994RNotre Dame
83Paige, Mitchell WR5-81807/19/1993RIndiana
95Palepoi, Tenny DE6-129812/19/19904Utah
88Patton, Andre WR6-22005/28/1994RRutgers
53Perry, Joshua ILB6-42534/26/19942Ohio State
52Perryman, Denzel ILB5-1124012/5/19923Miami (Fla.)
31Phillips, Adrian SS5-112103/28/19923Texas
93Philon, Darius DE6-13001/22/19943Arkansas
73Pulley, Spencer C6-43084/4/19932Vanderbilt
38Reed, Trovon CB6-019112/30/19902Auburn
35Reid, Ryan DB5-91905/25/1994RBaylor
91Reid, Caraun DT6-229811/23/19914Princeton
17Rivers, Philip QB6-522812/8/198114NC State
98Rochell, Isaac DE6-42804/22/1995RNotre Dame
82Scott, Artavis WR5-1119512/12/1994RClemson
68Slauson, Matt C6-53152/18/19869Nebraska
71Square, Damion NT6-22932/6/19895Alabama
39Stewart, Brandon CB5-111851/29/1994RKansas
69Tevi, Sam T6-531511/15/1994RUtah
56Toomer, Korey ILB6-223512/9/19884Idaho
62Tuerk, Max C6-52981/27/19942Southern California
22Verrett, Jason CB5-101886/18/19914TCU
4Watson, Brad CB6-01908/20/1995RWake Forest
34Watt, Derek FB6-223411/7/19922Wisconsin
46Weiser, Matt TE6-524110/7/1992RBuffalo
79Wiggins, Kenny G6-63148/8/19884Fresno State
44Williams, Andre RB6-02208/28/19923Boston College
16Williams, Tyrell WR6-42052/12/19923Western Oregon
7Williams, Mike WR6-422010/4/1994RClemson
42Williams, Trevor CB5-111919/15/19932Penn State
47Windt, Mike LS6-12375/29/19868Cincinnati
Injured Players
45Cleveland, Asante (IR) TE6-52603/21/19923Miami (Fla.)
60DeBoer, Dillon (IR) C6-53007/26/1994RFlorida Atlantic
59Hekking, Brock (IR) LB6-325010/6/19912Nevada
70Johnstone, Tyler (IR) T6-53019/29/1992ROregon
50Moore, Charmeachealle (IR) LB6-02351/30/1993RKansas State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
L.A. Chargers6-5312.96-2284.425.32137
 
 
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Position Listing
Kyle Emanuel
No Updates
Melvin Gordon
News
Gordon (knee) carried the ball six times for 14 yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

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.

Cardale Jones
News
Jones completed just two of his nine passes for 50 yards and carried the ball twice for 18 yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

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.

Matt Weiser
News
Weiser has signed a contract with the Chargers, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

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.

Denzel Perryman
News
Perryman (ankle) underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to be out 8-to-10 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

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.

Injury
Ankle - Out for Week 1 at Denver
Dwight Lowery
News
Lowery ended the 2016 campaign with 60 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go along with a defensive touchdown.

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.

Andre Williams
News
Williams re-signed with the Chargers on Thursday, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

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.

Mike Estes
No Updates
Nick Dzubnar
News
Dzubnar is expected to compete for the inside linbacker position after the injury to starter Denzel Perryman, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

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.

Travis Benjamin
News
Benjamin caught both of his targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 48-17 preseason loss to the Seahawks.

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.

Antonio Gates
News
Gates caught both of his targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 48-17 preseason loss to the Seahawks.

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.

Isaiah Burse
News
Burse caught two of his four targets for 14 yards in the preseason loss to the Seahawks

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.

Injury
Shoulder - Labrum - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Chris Hairston
No Updates
Tyrell Williams
News
Head coach Anthony Lynn listed Williams as the team's No. 2 wide receiver on the first, unofficial depth chart of training camp, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Jason Verrett
News
Verrett (knee) is expected to start the season-opener against the Broncos, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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.

Corey Liuget
News
Liuget tallied three combined tackles during the Chargers Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

It was good to see Liuget flying around the field during the Chargers Week 1 performance. The 26-year-old appears to be back to full health after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery last December.

James Onwualu
No Updates
Jamaal Jones
News
Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on Thursday.

Jones was with the Chargers last offseason but was eventually released near the end of the preseason. He'll look to earn a role as a depth receiver and special teams player in 2017.

Austin Ekeler
No Updates
Kaleb Eulls
News
Eulls (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with Cleveland.

Eulls was promoted to the Chargers' active roster prior to last week's game. He brings up the bottom of the depth chart, which is why he's a healthy scratch.

Spencer Pulley
News
Pulley started at center during the team's joint practice with the Rams on Saturday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Forrest Lamp
News
Lamp was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee.

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.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Out for Week 1 at Denver
Melvin Ingram
News
Ingram agreed to terms on a four-year deal with Chargers on Sunday.

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.

Rayshawn Jenkins
No Updates
Korey Toomer
News
Toomer signed his restricted free-agent tender with the Chargers on April 4, Rickey Henne of Chargers.com reports.

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.

Sean McGrath
News
McGrath (knee) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Seahawks, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Dillon DeBoer
Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Ryan Reid
No Updates
Matt Slauson
News
Slauson started at left guard during the Chargers' joint practice with the Rams on Saturday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Dan Feeney
No Updates
Michael Davis
No Updates
Brock Hekking
News
Hekking spent the 2016 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Kenjon Barner
News
Barner (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Nigel Harris
No Updates
Chris Landrum
News
Landrum (shoulder) will sit out of Saturday's preseason contest against Seattle, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Kenneth Farrow
News
Farrow carried the ball two times for 15 yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

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.

Josh Lambo
News
Lambo made his only field goal attempt in the loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

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.

Jatavis Brown
News
Brown finished his rookie season with 79 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovered.

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.

Tenny Palepoi
News
Palepoi (suspension) signed a one-year deal Monday to remain with the Chargers.

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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 2 vs. Miami
Dontrelle Inman
News
Inman (abdomen) will not suit up for Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.

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.

Injury
Abdomen - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Brad Watson
No Updates
Geremy Davis
News
Davis (hamstring) made an impressive one-handed catch during Wednesday's practice, Eric Williams of ESPN reports.

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.

Damion Square
News
Jefferson (groin) is nearing a return to action at training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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.

Max Tuerk
No Updates
Drew Kaser
No Updates
Tyler Johnstone
Injury
Randall Evans
News
The Eagles have announced that they have signed three of their draft picks. Included are second-rounder and cornerback Eric Rowe, sixth-rounder and cornerback Randall Evans and seventh-rounder and defensive end Brian Mihalik.
Donavon Clark
News
Clark (knee) played 14 snaps in Sunday's preseason opener against the Seahawks.

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.

Sam Tevi
No Updates
Russell Okung
News
Okung did not participate in Thursday's practice due to a left leg injury, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Casey Hayward
News
Hayward tweaked his hamstring at practice Wednesday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

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.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Tre Boston
News
Boston (knee) notched two tackles (one solo) in Sunday's preseason opener against the Seahawks.

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.

Charmeachealle Moore
Injury
Joey Bosa
News
Bosa (finger) took the field for the team's first preseason game Friday against the Seahawks, recording two tackles (both solo).

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.

Philip Rivers
News
Rivers completed five of six passes for 56 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 48-17 preseason loss to the Seahawks.

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.

Isaac Rochell
No Updates
Jeff Cumberland
News
Cumberland (leg) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Seahawks, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.

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.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Da'Ron Brown
News
The Chiefs have signed six of their draft picks on Monday including: Mitch Morse, Ramik Wilson, D.J. Alexander, James O'Shaughnessy, Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Da'Ron Brown, the team announced.

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.

Joe Barksdale
No Updates
Desmond King
No Updates
Joshua Perry
No Updates
Brandon Stewart
No Updates
Keenan Allen
News
Allen (calf) returned to practice Tuesday, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

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.

Ryan Carrethers
News
Carrethers was released by the Chargers on Wednesday, ESPN's Eric Williams reports.

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.

Brett Boyko
No Updates
Adrian Phillips
News
Phillips signed his exclusive rights tender from the Chargers on Thursday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

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.

Chris McCain
News
McCain was waived by the Saints on Monday, The Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Branden Oliver
News
Oliver is listed as the No. 2 running back on head coach Anthony Lynn's first, unofficial depth chart of the new season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Sean Culkin
No Updates
Younghoe Koo
No Updates
Craig Mager
News
Mager (undisclosed) could be ready to make his 2017 preseason debut Sunday against the Saints, The Orange County Register reports.

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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Caraun Reid
News
Reid (knee) made a nice push through the line during the team's practice session Tuesday, the Chargers' official site reports.

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.

Tyreek Burwell
No Updates
Hunter Henry
News
Henry is expected to receive more snaps this season, ESPN.com's Eric Williams reports.

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.

Mike Windt
No Updates
Dexter McCoil
No Updates
Toby Baker
No Updates
Kyle Coleman
News
Coleman agreed to a contract with the Chargers on Tuesday.

Coleman, an undrafted rookie, was most recently waived by the Seahawks. Albeit a long shot, the fullback will look to unseat Derek Watt in the team's backfield.

Trovon Reed
News
Reed (undisclosed) was promoted to the active roster from the Chargers' practice squad Tuesday.

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.

Derek Watt
News
Watt caught his only target for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

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.

Jeremiah Attaochu
News
Attaochu is week-to-week with the hamstring injury he suffered during Sunday's preseason tilt, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 at Denver
Mike Williams
No Updates
Jahleel Addae
News
Addae has agreed to re-sign with the Chargers on a four year deal, ESPN's Field Yates reported on Wednesday.

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.

Andre Patton
No Updates
Brandon Mebane
News
Mebane has fully recovered from the biceps tear he suffered last season, the Orange County Register reports.

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.

Darius Philon
News
Philon has been receiving first-team reps at defensive end as Joey Bosa continues his holdout, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

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.

Asante Cleveland
News
Cleveland (undisclosed) reverted to injured reserve Tuesday.

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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Artavis Scott
No Updates
Kellen Clemens
News
Clemens completed just four of 10 passes for 100 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

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.

Mike Bercovici
News
Berkovici completed 9 of his 13 pass attempts for 134 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Cardinals.

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.

Mitchell Paige
No Updates
Kenny Wiggins
News
Wiggins started at right guard during the team's joint practice with the Rams, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Trevor Williams
News
Williams was activated from the Chargers' practice squad to the 53-man roster, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

The former Penn State cornerback has yet to make his NFL debut. In all likelihood, Williams will function as a special teams asset with San Diego.

 

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