Chargers offense: Continued
Last week, no receivers really shined in the game against the Cardinals. On Sunday’s game against the Saints, the receivers played a whole lot better. Geremy Davis seems to be in the lead for the fourth spot behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Travis Benjamin, and it wouldn’t be surprising if that remained the case going into the regular season. Davis is a solid, big-bodied receiver who also adds value to the special teams unit. Scott performed well and recorded four receptions for 64 yards. The guy who really stood out was Andre Patton, who spent last season on the practice squad. Patton showed his great hands and playmaking ability, catching four passes for 62 yards and a touchdown. If the Chargers decide to keep only five receivers on the depth chart this season (have held six both seasons under Anthony Lynn), then the battle for the fifth spot could come down to the wire, and don’t count out guys like Jason Moore, Malachi Dupre and Justice Liggins. It will be interesting to see how these guys continue to perform throughout the preseason.
No tight end stood out in particular, and the depth chart at tight end is already figured out. Hunter Henry made a key block on a run play, as well as a catch using his big frame over the middle. Sean Culkin made one reception in this game, a tough catch for 12 yards. Those two, as well as Virgil Green, are enough at tight end, though many fans eagerly await the return of Antonio Gates.