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.