Chargers release first depth chart of preseason

By Ernie Padaon
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Nov 23, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) defends San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) as Green makes a first down during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

For some reason the team listed 12 starting players on offense. We know that Antonio Gates will start out the season suspended, but we still listed him and Ladarius Green as starters for the team.

that depth chart that likely will change by thursday

— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) August 10, 2015

Pretty amazing that we will roll out on the field with 12 against 11 on offense. Could this really be the season that we see Ladarius Green breakout for a big season? We thought he was going to break out last season, but we didn’t get him the football like we had hoped.

This time around he is listed on the first team and will get plenty of action with the first team for the first 4 games. This is his time to shine on offense. Can he step up to the plate and produce?

Newcomer Stevie Johnson also is listed in with the starters. He was brought in from San Francisco and will be the starting receiver out of the slot. He has already been getting a lot of praise for his work with Philip Rivers. We will get our first look on Thursday to see what he can do.