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4 Chargers who must lay it all the line Thursday night

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 11: Quarterback Cardale Jones #7 of the Los Angeles Chargers prepares to sanp the football during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 11: Quarterback Cardale Jones #7 of the Los Angeles Chargers prepares to sanp the football during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 21: Justin Jackson #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats is chased by Manny Rugamba #5 of the Iowa Hawkeyes at Ryan Field on October 21, 2017 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Iowa 17-10 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 21: Justin Jackson #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats is chased by Manny Rugamba #5 of the Iowa Hawkeyes at Ryan Field on October 21, 2017 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Iowa 17-10 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

It’s now or never. The last time for members of the Los Angeles Chargers to make an impression comes Thursday night.

Of course, that message isn’t meant for Keenan Allen. Melvin Gordon can turn the other way. In fact, those guys probably won’t even be in pads against the San Francisco 49ers, along with a host of other players.

But for others, they better be getting that message loud and clear because after Thursday night, Anthony Lynn is going to sit down with his staff and begin to trim the roster down to 53 players.

There will be a 10-man practice squad formed but still, that’s a lot of players wondering where the next paycheck is going to come from.

Because of that, the players listed below will need to dig in and be ready to put on their best performance. It will be just like when they tried out for the team back in high school. It will be like when they were trying to get that university to recognize them and offer them a chance to go to school and play football as well.

The chance to continue a playing career should be a strong driving force and though the final preseason game will feature several players down toward the bottom of the roster, it will be a competitive atmosphere with players literally playing for their jobs.

That should be enough reason to tune in and find out which of these guys, if any, will continue their careers in Los Angeles.

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