Know Your Role: Chargers players that have to improve in Preseason Game 3

By Jake Hefner
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Jul 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) is unable to make a reception while being defended by cornerback Johnny Patrick (26) during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Keenan Allen:

Allen is being thrust into the fire right away. With injuries to Danario Alexander and Malcolm Floyd, Allen saw a lot of reps with the first team offense in week 2. This week against The Cardinals it should be no different. Allen is getting an opportunity to gain starting experience, now he just needs to make the most of it. Through 2 preseason games, Allen has seen nine targets thrown his way and come down with 4 receptions for 40 yards. Allen will have to continue to pick up the learning curve as he will be looked at as a contributor come week one. Oh and a side note…Allen should not field another punt. Just saying.