The Los Angeles Chargers host the Seattle Seahawks in the second game of the preseason on Saturday night.
The 53-man roster is being sorted out between training camp and one preseason game thus far. With an already deep roster, there weren’t many available spots to go around this summer. Now, those spots are slowly dwindling and with Week 3 of the preseason generally considered a “dress rehearsal” for the games that count, chances are running out for some of these players.
Last week, Geno Smith and Geremy Davis played well against the Arizona Cardinals, greatly increasing their chances of winning their respective position battles.
That puts several players on the team in a tough spot with just three preseason games to play. The time is now for those players to step up unless they want to have to look for work with a new team or possibly even a new league.
During the late stages of the preseason last year, Austin Ekeler and Michael Davis both stepped up after being undrafted rookies last season to make the team’s final roster.
The Seattle Seahawks are a team many analysts suggest are trending downward, but it will still be a good team for the Chargers to test themselves against.
Here are three players who need to make the most of every snap they get in this game.