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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 12: Keenan Allen #13 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 12, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 12: Keenan Allen #13 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 12, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Wide receiver (5)

Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Travis Benjamin, Dylan Cantrell, Artavis Scott

Cuts: Andre Patton, Geremy Davis, Fred Trevillion, Jason Moore, Justice Liggins

Potential surprise cut: Benjamin

Behind Allen and Williams, there is an opportunity at wide receiver. Benjamin will likely make the team, but there is great competition after that.

Cantrell, Scott, Davis and Patton are likely battling for two spots and any combination of those four receivers could be what the team goes with.

In Allen, Williams and Benjamin, the team has playmakers and deep threats. I like what both Cantrell and Scott could potentially provide in the slot. For that reason, they’ll edge out Davis and Patton for the last two spots.

Cantrell was a guy the team was excited about as a late-round pick last year, but injuries prevented him from making much of an impact. Scott was undrafted out of Clemson in 2017 and has managed to hang with the organization as a member of the practice squad. Injuries shut down his 2018 season as well.

However, as a college teammate of Williams, he put together a solid college career at Clemson and he’s overdue for a chance to show what he can do at this level.

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