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5 Chargers veterans who will enter training camp on the roster bubble

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Cardale Jones #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers communcates to his team during the preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Cardale Jones #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers communcates to his team during the preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 10: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 (second from left) of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Spencer Pulley #73, Hunter Henry #86, and Keenan Allen #13 after scoring on a one yard touchdown run in the third quarter against the Washington Redskins on December 10, 2017 at StubHub Center in Carson, California. The Chargers won 30-16. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 10: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 (second from left) of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Spencer Pulley #73, Hunter Henry #86, and Keenan Allen #13 after scoring on a one yard touchdown run in the third quarter against the Washington Redskins on December 10, 2017 at StubHub Center in Carson, California. The Chargers won 30-16. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Spencer Pulley

The Chargers are actually pretty deep along the offensive line, much deeper than they’ve been in recent years. Spencer Pulley is a player who has performed when his number has been called, but the team may have enough depth to let him go.

As of this writing, I predict the team will keep eight offensive linemen on the final roster with five of those players being Russell Okung, Forrest Lamp, Dan Feeney, Mike Pouncey and Joe Barksdale.

I believe Michael Schofield is a more versatile player than Pulley and rookie Scott Quessenberry can play center or guard. That leaves Pulley fighting for a roster spot with the likes of Sam Tevi and undrafted rookie Zach Crabtree, two players I believe can make the team.

That doesn’t say that Pulley will be cut, but it does say he’s on the bubble.

An undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt in 2016, Pulley started all 16 games for the team at center last season. But with the addition of Pouncey, who will no doubt be the team’s center barring some sort of injury, can Pulley find his way onto the roster as a reserve guard/center?

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