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

By Jake Hefner
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Kwame Geathers:

May 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Kwame Geathers (92) stretches during Chargers rookie minicamp at Chargers park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The depth at nose tackle behind Cam Thomas is extremely shallow. Since camp opened, the competition to secure the backup slot has between Georgia NT Kwame Geathers and South Carolina’s Byron Jerideau. So far Geathers has been winning the battle, notching two tackles and a sack in the last weeks game. Meanwhile, Jerideau failed to register a defensive stat. Finding a suitable backup for Thomas is crucial and the Chargers need a nose tackle that can step and make plays.