Chargers offensive line steps up despite injuries

By Ernie Padaon
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Oct 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers center Trevor Robinson (60) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The struggle at center

The team has had to endure through a lot of injuries up front at the center position this season. Starting center Chris Watt went down early with an ankle injury and had to be taken back to the locker room on a cart. The team might need to sign another center on the roster as insurance for the final game of the year. Robinson could be the starting center against the Kansas City Chiefs in the critical game on Sunday.

At center this year, the team has run through Nick Hardwick, Rich Ohrnberger, Doug Legursky, Watt and Robinson. Will we have another one to join the roster?

Robinson did everything that he was asked to do at the position. He played well. Credit for the comeback has gone to Philip Rivers, but the guys up front have to be given some credit as well.

Before Robinson was with the Chargers this year, he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals for two season. He made the Bengals roster in 2012 as an undrafted free agent and started 7 games with the team as a rookie. He was released in August before the start of the regular season and was brought back to the Bengals practice squad.

The San Diego Chargers signed him on October 7 after the Week 5 win against the Jets. The Chargers needed depth and Robinson was brought on as the backup center to Rich Ohrnberger. Chris Watt was still learning the position at the time. He has filled in nice in his few opportunities to play.