The San Diego Chargers already have suffered a blow on their defensive line during training camp after placing Tenny Palepoi on the IR today. He broke his foot during camp and now he will be out for the rest of the season. The team will be looking for someone else to step into the rotation up front.
The team’s depth on the defensive line was already thin and now they have lost a rotational player. This will likely mean more time for some of the young players along the roster. Ryan Carrethers was added last season through the draft and he could be a key player in the rotation for the Chargers this year. He has had an offseason to bulk up and spent last season learning the ropes. Darius Philon was taken in the draft this season and has a ton of potential. He will get his opportunity to prove his value to the team.
Without a lot of depth on the defensive front already, the young players need to step up. Mitch Unrein was added to the team in the offseason, but he will need to prove that he can stay healthy also. He will be a key rotation player if he is healthy. He brings some experience to the field for the team.
The team could use more depth on the defensive front and this could be an area that the team keeps their eyes out on during training camp cuts. It is an area that could use some improvement. We will see if the team sticks with what they have or if they look for some outside help.
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