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What do Chargers do without Stevie Johnson?

Jun 14, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson catches a pass during minicamp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson catches a pass during minicamp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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Now that Stevie Johnson is down for the count, what should the San Diego Chargers do at the receiver position?

We still do not know how long Stevie will be out, but the team will have to start looking at the other options at the position. At the moment, Tyrell Williams will get the starting role. Williams is coming from the practice squad for most of last season and has moved up the depth chart to take the starting role.

Malcom Floyd is no longer around and will not be an option. Dontrelle Inman has dropped a bit off the depth chart and we are hoping that Williams can pan out.

We need to add a little more competition into the mix. The team can’t afford to HOPE that Williams is going to be the solution at the position. They need to add someone onto the roster to compete. Competition will bring out the best of the players.

Who is available for the Chargers to pick up at the moment?

The team just missed out on Anquan Boldin. He would have been a legit option to place in the slot. He ended up signing with the Detroit Lions.

Percy Harvin still has not announced his retirement and would be worth giving a phone call. I don’t know how much he has been working out, but he has the potential to be a game breaker. He also is another fragile player that could fall apart after a hard gust of wind. He would be an amazing addition if they can convince him to play.

Dwayne Bowe is available and could compete for the position. He would be a vet and could give the team some good snaps before Williams takes over the position. The position would be Williams’ to lose if Bowe were signed, but the depth would be much stronger on the roster.

The team will have to keep their eyes out on the cutting board. Will there be a veteran released that can add potential to this roster.

Philip Rivers needs someone that can get open quickly and often. This offensive line didn’t hold up last season. If the receivers are unable to win, Philip will be squeezing the ball into tight spaces from his back side. We all saw how that worked out last season.

Ken Whisenhunt will have to get creative and that could mean that we see some sets with both Danny Woodhead and Melvin Gordon on the field at the same time. This could also mean that we see more double tight end sets.

What do you think the Chargers should do?

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