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Chargers most intriguing non-starters to watch against Cardinals

BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kyzir White #44 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball back after making an interception during NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kyzir White #44 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball back after making an interception during NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tyler Higbee #89 of the Los Angeles Rams makes a catch for a first down in front of Kyzir White #44 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter of the game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tyler Higbee #89 of the Los Angeles Rams makes a catch for a first down in front of Kyzir White #44 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter of the game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Chargers: Kyzir White, Linebacker

Kyzir White could be the team’s backup WILL, MIKE, and strong safety if he wanted to be. A former safety converted to linebacker, White immediately stole the job from Jatavis Brown last year and turned in a handful of solid performances until an injury forced him to miss the season. With Thomas Davis coming in and immediately securing the position he occupied last season, White is now in the odd position of being a really intriguing former starter with no place to actually start. With Davis’ age and Perryman’s infrequent health, No. 44 may be called upon sooner or later during the regular season. It’s likely he rotates in anyway, as someone with his size and skill set is too explosive to leave standing on the sidelines.

What is most intriguing is how he will dominate preseason competition, and what said dominance could net him after four games. If he comes in and is clearly the better player than Perryman, could the Chargers make a bold switch at MIKE?

Chargers: Trevor Williams, Corner

Trevor Williams is currently the team’s third outside corner behind starters Michael Davis and Casey Hayward, and is going to be battling with the former for a starting job. Williams has had an odd start to his NFL career, looking over-matched in his rookie season, then becoming a top 15 corner in 2017, followed by 2018 campaign that featured both reduced playing ability and injuries. What are the Chargers getting from their former undrafted free agent?

How Thomas Davis fits in with the Chargers. Next

These six players are among a number of non-starters to keep an eye on this Thursday. Watching the starters carry out uninspired play-calling can become boring, but men fighting for the chance to have an NFL career is by far the more exciting part of preseason football. Will any of these players have a starting role come Week 1? If they do, it’s because it all started this Thursday in Arizona.

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