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Could Chris Watt Get his First Start at Center this Weekend?


Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive guard

Chris Watt

(65) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Could San Diego Chargers rookie Chris Watt make his first NFL start at center? Rich Ohrnberger has taken the starting role since Nick Hardwick was placed on IR, but he has missed the last couple of practices because of an injury and Watt has stepped into the role with the first team at practice. Could we have another change up front on the offensive line.

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I have been waiting to see the rookie get reps up front with the first team, but I was hoping that it would be for Johnnie Troutman. Troutman has struggled a bit at right guard with stunts and he has not been able to create many holes in the run game. At best, he should be a guard that comes in off of the bench. Some people have even been wondering when Jeromey Clary is going to get back on the field… I am one of those.

I look forward to seeing the rookie on the field and hope that he can be an upgrade to the middle of the offensive line.