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Final Chargers WR Spot: Mike Willie or Richard Goodman

By Ernie Padaon

August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie (83) celebrates after scoring during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

With the roster cuts today, the wide receiver picture is becoming much more clear. Five reciever spots are locked up: Malcom Floyd, Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, Vincent Brown and Micheal Spurlock.

Spurlock has done everything to win a roster spot in the preseason. He has been the top Chargers receiver and adds the ability to return kicks and punts. His versatility makes him a lock for a roster spot.

The final receiver spot will come down to Richard Goodman and Mike Willie.

Richard Goodman is a one trick pony, but he led the league in kickoff return yards last season in his final 8 games. He is a good special teams player, but he doesn’t add much offensively to the roster. Could asssistant head coach/special teams coach Rich Bisaccia influence the decision to keep a special teams guy.

Mike Willie is the youngster out of Arizona State that keeps making plays during preseason. He gets after the ball and has shown the potential to be a good receiver in this league. With the injury history of the Chargers receivers on the roster, we probably will need someone that can contribute on offense.

The edge has to go to Mike Willie for the final roster spot. With Vincent Brown going down with an injury, we need pass catchers. Richard Goodman has to find a way to contribute on the offensive side of the ball on Thursday if he wants a chance to be considered.