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Could Micheal Spurlock Steal A Roster Spot?

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 1, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Micheal Spurlock (81) during training camp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

One of the low key free agent signings that could fight his way onto the roster when training camp starts is WR/KR Micheal Spurlock. Spurlock played under Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coach Rich Bisaccia during his tenure in Tampa and impressed him enough to get a chance in San Diego. He returned the first ever kickoff for a touchdown in Bucs history while playing under Bisaccia.

On special teams, he could compete for a Chargers roster spot as a punt returner or kick returner. There will be plenty of competition at those roles from Eddie Royal, Richard Goodman and Roscoe Parrish. Spurlock already has a relationship with the special teams coach and that could give him a slight edge.

On offense, he probably wouldn’t see a lot of action with at least 4 players ahead of him in the depth chart. If he were to get in the game, he could be moved all over the field. He mainly would be a slot receiver, but in college he was used as a quarterback and runningback. In his sophomore year at Ole Miss, he was the backup quarterback to our friend Eli Manning.

Spurlock will be one of those players to keep an eye on during training camp and pre-season. He would likely be battling for a roster spot with Roscoe Parrish and Richard Goodman. It is going to be a tight race for that roster spot.