The Los Angeles Chargers have two preseason games remaining.
As the preseason winds down, so do the opportunities to infuence the coaching staff. At this point, there are like 40-45 positions on the Chargers’ roster which are already decided and most of the starting jobs have been unofficially confirmed.
However, it takes all 53 players to win in today’s NFL and in many cases, it may take more players than that. As a result, there are still several players who can influence the coaching staff and earn a spot on the final roster in the next two games.
The regular season kicks off against the Kansas City Chiefs in just over two weeks. We know that Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen are going to lead the offense. We know that Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram and Casey Hayward will be the top names on defense.
But what about those role players? What about those second and third-string guys who are going to help complete this roster? Those are some of the spots still up for grabs.
Here, we are going to touch on four players many fans and analysts felt would make the 53-man roster but for one reason or another, they’re still having to fight and claw to stay in Los Angeles.
Each of these players is going to have to start making some plays, starting with the team’s third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night.