It’s only been a few days, but Los Angeles Chargers’ outside linebacker Chris Landrum is giving his best shot to prove he should be part of the team’s 53-man roster.
Landrum has been a standout at camp and is drawing good reviews thus far. If there wasn’t enough of a logjam at the linebacker position, he’s ready to add to it. Though, some fans would have had him on their initial 53-man roster.
Players that stood out during team so far include LB Kyle Emanuel and DE Chris Landrum. And oh yeah, Keenan Allen is pretty good.
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) July 30, 2018
Landrum is entering his third year with the Chargers and though he’s been part of the team the last two seasons after being an undrafted free agent in 2016, he has yet to make much of an impact, registering just one career sack.
But this year could be much different. After allowing Chris McCain to move on, the team needs another pass rusher to spell the superstar tandem of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.
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Is Landrum that guy? Ricky Henne of the team’s official website seems to think so, naming Landrum as a breakout candidate this season.
Landrum has had to do it the hard way. He was cut in 2016 before being added to the practice squad after going unclaimed on waivers. He had some moments that season and looked for a bigger 2017, but an early injury landed him on injured reserve.
Now, Landrum is ready to come back and put his best foot forward toward making the team in 2018. He’s off to a good start.
Landrum will be pushing for a situational role with the team this summer and though there is plenty of competition around him, he could sneak his way onto the team.