Aug 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (97) looks across the line at Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
I can’t believe we are getting prepped for our 2nd preseaosn game already. The San Diego Chargers will be facing off against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday and there are a number of guys that we will have our eyes on during the day. Last week, we wrote about watching Dontrelle Inman and Branden Oliver in the game against the Dallas Cowboys. They showed up in a nice way and will get another opportunity to impress on Friday.
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Here are some things to watch this week:
Dontrelle Inman and Branden Oliver
The standouts from last week will be players that we will have our eyes on again. Both are looking to keep the expectations high and are looking to take a roster spot on the 53-man roster.
Ajirotutu is fighting for his job. Dontrelle Inman impressed in the first preseason action and Ajirotutu will need to make his impression soon. There are not enough roster spots for all the receivers on the team. Tutu sould be one of the final roster cuts on the team if he doesn’t stand out these final 3 games.
If Ajirotutu is a possible roster cut, then where does that leave rookie Tevin Reese? Reese has all the speed that people love, but he is small and might not be able to beat the jam. He needs to stand out on special teams and on offense in order to make the roster.
I want to see the rookie play. I want to see him make plays on defense and get into the backfield against this Seahawks offensive line.
The defensive line
There are too many concerns on this defensive line. Corey Liuget will likely be out with the foot injury, but someone needs to stand out. Kendall Reyes gets pushed around up front when he is in there also. The Seahawks have a strong run game and this group will be tested. Kwame Geathers will get a lot of reps with the first team and will need to clog up some lanes.