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Rookies Will Be Catching Our Eyes on Thursday

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) maneuvers around blocking dummies during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Can you believe it, we actually are moving into articles that are previewing the upcoming matchup and things to watch? Packers and Chargers game is in a couple of days and we better start prepping for that game and things that we will be keeping our eyes on. Here are the top things I will be watching during the game.

Starting Left TackleWith Jared Gaither roaming the sideline with his back spasms, either undrafted rookie MIke Harris or former Radier Mario Henderson will have to step up to protect Philip Rivers‘ back side. Harris will be the likely starter on Thursday and there has been a lot of good things that people are saying about him. Time to see what he can do in a real game against Clay Mathews and the Packers defense.

Melvin IngramOur first chance to see the kid in action and we will be staring at the screen when he makes it into the game. We will find out if the attitude and hype that we have been getting will show up on the field. Can he be that rookie to make an instant impact?

Kendall ReyesAnother rookie that has been getting a lot of hype during training camp. Can he break free and disrupt the Packers offense and be another impact player on defense?

Punt ReturnerWho will step up and be the main punt returner on this team? Eddie Royal will be sitting sideline and it will give opportunities to Roscoe Parrish and Micheal Spurlock. Both players need to impress in the special teams in order to make the roster.

What will you guys be watching in Thursday’s game?