Chargers defense: Moving down
McGill was inevitably on his way down the depth chart last week due to the return of Tillery, though this game may make the move official.
Patrick Afriyie is not going to make the roster at this rate, and should now be considered lower than both Peace and Lanier on the depth chart. He hasn’t seen the preseason due to injury, and is now way behind two defensive ends who have had one stellar defensive performance apiece.
The linebackers should look about the same, as well as the corner group. Neither position has a player on the roster bubble who is killing it in these games and forcing his way onto the roster. At this point, it’s hard to imagine either group looking any different barring an outstanding performance in the next two games.
There were a number of excellent individual performances in this game, but most of them did not do anything to potentially create a new change on the depth chart. This week’s biggest upwards movers are Lanier, Teamer, and Patton, and one more solid game next week could solidify them as candidates to make the initial 53-man roster. There’s only two games left, and at this point, no one should anticipate too many shifts in the starting or second-string units