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Chargers players with the most to prove in preseason opener

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 11: Defensive back Chris Campbell #33 of the Arizona Cardinals recovers a loose ball against wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 11: Defensive back Chris Campbell #33 of the Arizona Cardinals recovers a loose ball against wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football after a reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football after a reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Artavis Scott

Chargers have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for Scott to show he belongs. This was going to be the year.

Tyrell Williams moved on to a new team and Dylan Cantrell was waived. The door was wide open for Scott to run through it. But when the first depth chart came out, he was listed behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Travis Benjamin and Geremy Davis.

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At least three of those were expected, one of them may not have been.

Scott should get some work in this game and he has to make the most of it, regardless of which quarterback is on the field with him. Players such as Andre Patton and Jason Moore have stood out this offseason and made plays in camp and it’s clear that Scott is starting to get lost in the shuffle.

He has been with the organization for a couple of years now, as has Davis, but he needs to stand out in this game and show that he can line up in the slot and give the Chargers a different kind of offensive weapon.

We know that Allen can line up pretty much anywhere and Williams can use his size to gain an advantage on defenders, Benjamin and even Davis can run the deep route, but what can Scott do? It’s time to show it. If he doesn’t, guys like Patton and Moore will leapfrog him on the depth chart and leave his chances to make the team pretty slim.

Scott caught eight passes for 82 yards in four preseason games last summer.

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