The Chargers have a number of non-starters to watch during training camp as they look to round out their championship-level roster.
The Chargers are ready to make a Super Bowl push this season, with nearly every position’s starter or starters predetermined before a single preseason snap. There won’t be too many surprises within each starting unit, but what about the depth or rotation pieces? The Chargers can only go as far as their health carries them, but in the event of an injury, someone lower on the depth chart needs to step up. Here are five non-starters to keep an eye on during training camp and the preseason:
Chargers to watch: Dylan Cantrell, wide receiver
No regular season games played, regular season catches, regular season snaps. No games played, passes caught, or snaps ran in the preseason. But believe it or not, Dylan Cantrell might have the inside track to become the training camp winner of the battle at the wide receiver position.
Last year, Cantrell was widely considered the training camp MVP before a bone bruise forced him to miss the preseason. He’s looking to rebound this season, now fully healthy, and take the fourth wide receiver spot behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Travis Benjamin. If Benjamin is phased out of the offense similar to last season, look for that fourth receiver to be the third-most productive statistically.