The race to claim a spot on the Los Angeles Chargers’ 53-man roster is on.
The team will play its final preseason game on Thursday night when it heads to Levi’s Stadium for a clash with the San Francisco 49ers. The last preseason game is generally reserved as a final audition for players on the cusp of grabbing one of the last roster spots or being sent to the waiver wire.
You won’t see Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, Keenan Allen or Joey Bosa in this game. In fact, you probably won’t see any of the team’s starters. But that doesn’t mean its not an important game.
As we know from watching football at any competitive level, it takes a full team to win. The NFL allows 53 roster spots and it can be easily argued that even that is not enough.
However, that is the number that teams will be expected to trim their rosters to following this game.
It’s fairly easy to speculate which players are definitely going to make the team and which players definitely will not. It’s those players that are straddling that line where the tough decisions come into play.
Here, I’ve identified six of those players who have been considered bubble players all offseason. Which side of the line will they fall on? That just might depend on their current stock report, which has been detailed right here.