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Chargers WR Mike Williams dealing with minor hamstring injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 24: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Buster Skrine #41 of the New York Jets battle for the pass during the first half of an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 24: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Buster Skrine #41 of the New York Jets battle for the pass during the first half of an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Chargers’ Mike Williams is reportedly dealing with a mild hamstring strain.

According to ESPN’s Eric D. Williams, Chargers wideout Mike Williams sat out Tuesday’s practice due to a minor hamstring injury.

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that Mike Williams suffered a mild hamstring strain that kept him out of practice today.

— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) May 29, 2018

It doesn’t appear to be anything serious, but it’s newsworthy because of Williams’ injury history. He missed a ton of practice time, which carried into the regular season, after dealing with a back injury. The 2017 first-round pick out of Clemson finished with just 11 catches for 95 yards and no touchdowns in 10 games played.

Prior to the report, E. Williams noted that M. Williams has looked more confident and explosive in organized team activities (OTAs). Even fellow wide receiver Keenan Allen had some good things to say about Williams, including he thinks Williams is “ready to go.”

But the Chargers need to keep an eye on this and make sure Williams doesn’t suffer any setbacks with the newest injury. Again, it may not be serious, but hamstring injuries tend to linger. The Chargers can’t have him falling behind like he did as a rookie, but resting him until mandatory practices start could be an option. And they definitely don’t want to lose another offensive player after what happened to tight end Hunter Henry, who will now miss the entire 2018 season after tearing his ACL on the first day of OTAs.

Currently, the Chargers have a solid receiving corps with Allen, Williams, Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin, Geremy Davis and Dylan Cantrell on the roster. Cantrell, the team’s 2018 sixth-rounder, is a player to watch. The 6-foot-3, 226-pounder out of Texas Tech is a big-bodied receiver with great athleticism and good blocking skills. Cantrell should see more opportunities.

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