San Diego Chargers already dealing with injuries up front

By Ernie Padaon

The San Diego Chargers suffered through a number of injuries last season on the offensive line. The center spot was hurting real bad. The injuries seems to be an issue early in camp. Starting center Chris Watt has missed out on the last couple of days in training camp with an injury. He didn’t finish the season last year because of injuries and he is a key figure this season. Will he be able to last this season?

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Watt was brought in through the draft last season to become the heir apparent at the position. This is his season to step in as the starting center. He will be the starter if he can get through camp without any injuries. It is still early, so he has time to recover, but it will be something that we will be keeping our eyes on.

The San Diego Chargers brought in Orlando Franklin in the offseason in order to help the team up front and he has been out of practice with an injury. This team has been snake-bitten in the past with injuries and the depth will determine how this season will go. The health of the players up front will be huge for this team down the road. Philip Rivers needs time to get the ball out to his receivers and Melvin Gordon will need some room to run. It all starts out up front and we need players to step up if there are injuries.

Tom Telesco has added some nice depth up front this offseason. He added Joe Barksdale and Chris Hairston to the team to bring some quality players along the roster. Both could be pushing for a starting job. This team needs the offensive line to stay healthy. We will see how they last throughout the season.

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