|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|
|40||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||2/20/1994||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|
It was a dismal performance for the Chargers' offense as a whole, as the team failed to score an offensive touchdown the entire game. Gordon played the first three drives of the contest, at one point juking out a defender to the ground on a carry to the outside that netted 11 yards. But with many of the starters along the offensive line resting due to minor injuries, Gordon and the rest of the Chargers' running backs couldn't find much separation upfront, leading to just 66 rushing yards total and a dreadful 2.3 yards-per-carry. Still, it's hard to look into the struggles too much, as the Chargers were playing vanilla formations the entire evening. Next week's contest against the Rams will be the true measuring stick, as the team is expected to play the majority of their starters as they look to get into a rhythm heading into the season.
Jones' interception in the closing moments of Sunday's game can be forgiven, considering he was backed up against his own end zone and facing 4th and long. What is significantly less excusable is Jones breaking the cardinal rule of two-minute drills by taking back-to-back sacks, which cost the Chargers a total of 24 yards and put them in the aforementioned predicament. Jones' big arm makes him a very intriguing project for offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to mold in his vertical scheme. Sunday showed, however, that while Kellen Clemens is far from spectacular, he's the safer backup to Philip Rivers at this point.
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.
Williams registered the most carries on the team, but all of them came in the second half along with the second- and third-string units. The former Giants castoff is clearly behind starter Melvin Gordon and backup Branden Oliver on the depth chart, but there's still a chance for Williams to earn a roster spot after main competition for the No. 3 role at running back, Kenneth Farrow, injuring his ankle in the latter stages of Sunday's contest.
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. There has been talk of the Chargers limiting the 37-year-old's involvement this season, but he showed in the preseason opener that he's still capable of making an impact in the red zone even at his advanced age. Gates is unlikely to see much extended run during the preseason and could cede more snaps at tight end to the up-and-coming Hunter Henry in 2017.
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.
Perhaps more importantly, Nick Dzubnar, Toomer's main competition for the other inside linebacker job opposite Jatavis Brown, failed to make a tackle on Saints' running back Alvin Kamara that led to a 50-yard touchdown run to begin the first quarter. That drew the ire of head coach Anthony Lynn after the game, giving credence to Toomer's potential starting spot to begin the regular season. In 13 games, Toomer tallied 75 tackles and became a surprisingly sturdy IDP candidate after the Chargers' were beset by injuries.
McGrath is still dealing with a hyperextended knee that he suffered in practice last Friday. Should he eventually return to the field, McGrath will be in competition for the No. 3 tight-end spot behind Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates.
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.
Despite practicing in a limited fashion Thursday, Barner wasn't a candidate to play in preseason Week 2 in the mind of head coach Anthony Lynn on Friday. That said, Barner clearly passed through the final steps of the concussion protocol in the meantime. His performance Sunday was lacking, as evidenced by three carries for minus-one yard and no receptions on one target. His return coincided with RB Kenneth Farrow suffering an ankle injury, though, so the door could be ajar for one of the final spots on the 53-man roster.
Already facing an uphill battle to claim a roster spot for the Chargers, Landrum's efforts were foiled by a shoulder injury sustained early in training camp, which had prevented him from suiting up in the preseason. The Chargers will dump Landrum to make room on the training-camp roster for defensive lineman Whitney Richardson, but Landrum could remain with the organization and revert to injured reserve if he goes unclaimed off waivers.
Farrow didn't receive a touch before his departure, which cannot be said of fellow running backs Melvin Gordon, Brandon Oliver, Andre Williams and Kenjon Barner (concussion). If the injury eventually forces an extended absence, Farrow could find himself out of a job by Week 1.
Lambo drilled a 53-yard attempt, which would have been one yard short of his career high in a regular-season game. The second-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.
Despite early-August reports that Inman was nearing a return to practice after the wideout participated in individual workouts, he remains out while continuing to nurse the injury. Look for the Chargers to have another update on Inman before 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.
Tuerk will have the option to appeal but his chances of winning the appeal are close to zero. If the suspension holds, Kenny Wiggins could be the primary backup at center for the season opener.
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.
Okung recently missed Thursday's practice with the ankle injury, but it's likely that the team is just giving one of their prized offensive lineman some extended time off to ensure his health for the coming season.
Hayward tweaked his hamstring during a recent practice, and while it's not thought to be a serious injury, it's no surprise that the Chargers acted cautiously with one of their top defensive backs. This is the second time this summer that Hayward has dealt with a hamstring issue, so it's possible that he sits out further practices and preseason contests to preserve his health for the regular season.
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.
The Chargers won't press their luck with Rivers, who was a precise five of six for 56 yards and a touchdown during preseason Week 1. As exhibition season proceeds, expect Rivers to get up to a half of action in the team's next contest Saturday against the Rams. On Sunday, though, Kellen Clemens will get the start, with Cardale Jones receiving plenty of run thereafter, per head coach Anthony Lynn.
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.
Barksdale's injury seems relatively minor and he should be back practicing within the week. The seven-year vet was recently dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out Sunday's preseason contest. It's unsure whether the two ailments are related.
Allen, coming off of a torn ACL, and, more recently, a sore calf, played into the second quarter on Sunday in what surely was a welcome sight for Chargers fans. The stud receiver has played in just nine games since the end of the 2014 season, a trend that likely helped lead the Chargers to selecting Mike Williams seventh overall in this year's draft. With Williams' back keeping him out of action, the early performance of the Chargers offense will likely depend in large part on Allen returning to form.
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 was the first running back to enter the contest fort he Chargers after starter Melvin Gordon was removed, taking carries for the majority of the second quarter. It echoes the line the Chargers' coaching staff has been saying since the opening days of training camp: the No. 2 job is Oliver's to lose. It probably helps that Oliver's main competition, Kenneth Farrow (ankle) and Kenjon Barner (concussion), have been hurt, while Andre Williams has been wholly uninspiring. Oliver could be a useful fantasy asset as a handcuff to Gordon, but he's not expected to bring much fantasy value unless the former first-round pick succumbs to an injury.
Mager has been held out of training camp with what has now been reported as a hamstring injury, and while there was optimism surrounding his status for this past weekend, the team ultimately elected to hold him out yet again. Mager's inability to return to the field may ultimately put a spot for him on the team's final roster in jeopardy.
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 he's still sporting a cast on his right hand, it's nice to see Burwell is close to full health. The notion that he could play if necessary makes it seem like the Chargers are playing this one extra cautious. By all accounts, it's likely he'll be ready for the season opener.
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.
Coleman was released by the 'Hawks before the season started in 2016. He played fullback in college and hasn't been able to make the jump into a NFL backfield.
When exactly Reed suffered from the hip injury has yet to be reported, but it's likely not a very significant ailment. Reed is expected to serve as a depth option at cornerback this season should he make the team's final roster.
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 suffered his injury during Sunday's preseason game. Given the vague timetable, it's unknown if he'll be back 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 picks due to tipped passes, and adding another turnover to his ledger on a botched handoff. The 33-year-old has been Philip Rivers' backup for the last three seasons, but could face his biggest competition for the gig to date in the form of second-year player Cardale Jones, who also struggled during an abbreviated stint in the third 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.