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Los Angeles Chargers: Projected starters ahead of training camp

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 31: Tyrell Williams #16 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown with teammate Keenan Allen #13 to take a 14-10 lead during the second quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on December 31, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 31: Tyrell Williams #16 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown with teammate Keenan Allen #13 to take a 14-10 lead during the second quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on December 31, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 13: Caleb Sturgis #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts and is congratulated by Zach Ertz #86 after he kicked a field goal during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Falcons 24-15. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 13: Caleb Sturgis #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts and is congratulated by Zach Ertz #86 after he kicked a field goal during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Falcons 24-15. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Special Teams

If only the Chargers had a better kicking game last year. How many times have we heard that? After signing Caleb Sturgis to a two-year contract, the team hope it has fixed that problem.

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Projected special teams starters:

PK- Caleb Sturgis

P- Drew Kaser

LS- Mike Windt

KR- Austin Ekeler, Desmond King

PR- Travis Benjamin

Most of the special teams spots are all but locked up unless something completely unforeseen happens, such as Shane Tripucka winning the punting job over Drew Kaser.

The team will likely give several other players a look in the return game. King and Austin Ekeler were the team’s returners on kickoffs last season, but if a guy like Artavis Scott could step up and help out in that area, it would greatly increase his chances of making the team.

Sturgis is expected to win the kicking job, but he’ll have to hold off former second-round pick Roberto Aguayo in order to do so.

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