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Los Angeles Chargers: Pre-camp 53-man roster projection

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 22: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers heads to the field to face the Baltimore Ravens at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 22: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers heads to the field to face the Baltimore Ravens at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: The Los Angeles Chargers offense huddles around d quarterback Philip Rivers #17 in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: The Los Angeles Chargers offense huddles around d quarterback Philip Rivers #17 in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

As training camp creeps up, it’s time to take a look at how the 53-man roster of the Los Angeles Chargers might shake out.

The Chargers are on a short list of the top contenders for the Super Bowl this coming season but of course, what looks good on paper always has to be applied to the field. The Chargers have a solid mix of veterans and young, talented prospects.

But with camp opening on July 25, the team will be sorting through all of the top position battles and forming the best 53-man roster to go for the coveted Lombardi Trophy.

Trimming a roster from 90 players down to 53 often forces tough decisions and makes those long summer practices and “boring” preseason games worth everything to players on the fringe of not being able to continue their playing careers.

For the Chargers, this year’s roster should be easier to predict than in year’s past. There are many players who should be considered locks to make the team, but at certain positions, such as running back and safety, things may not be so cut and dry.

So, from quarterback all the way down to the specialists, who are the 53 players that will be on the main roster when the Chargers open the season against the Indianapolis Colts?

This is a pre-training camp attempt at answering that question. Keep in mind that some of the players listed as potential cuts will be available to be placed on the team’s 10-man practice squad.

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