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3 position battles to keep an eye on in Chargers’ preseason opener against Cardinals

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Jakeem Grant #19 of the Miami Dolphins returns the punt and tries to get around Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Charmeachealle Moore #50 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the NFL game at the StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Jakeem Grant #19 of the Miami Dolphins returns the punt and tries to get around Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Charmeachealle Moore #50 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the NFL game at the StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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BLACKSBURG, VA – OCTOBER 28: Cornerback Brandon Facyson #31 of the Virginia Tech Hokies defends the pass attempt for wide receiver T.J. Rahming #3 of the Duke Blue Devils in the second half at Lane Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
BLACKSBURG, VA – OCTOBER 28: Cornerback Brandon Facyson #31 of the Virginia Tech Hokies defends the pass attempt for wide receiver T.J. Rahming #3 of the Duke Blue Devils in the second half at Lane Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

Backup Cornerbacks

The Chargers have three terrific corners in Casey Hayward, Trevor Williams and Desmond King. I’ll be particularly interested in watching the depth at that position once those guys leave the game.

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Craig Mager is a bubble player who could use a big game and Michael Davis will likely have to make some plays to stick around the roster this year. Then you have some good undrafted talent in Tony Brown, Brandon Facyson and Marcus Edmond.

Any of those players could have an impact on this game and it could help separate them from the pack in the pursuit of a roster spot.

Jason Verrett’s season-ending injury was a tough blow for the defense, but it also should have invigorated the competition between these young players.

One of these guys is going to step up and make a big play in this game, maybe even a pick-six. I’ll leave it up to you to decide which one that will be.

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