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Los Angeles Chargers: Five players on chopping block

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Running back Detrez Newsome #38 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Running back Detrez Newsome #38 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball while avoiding a tackle by Deionte Thompson #35 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball while avoiding a tackle by Deionte Thompson #35 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

As the preseason quickly approaches a close, the fate of some Chargers hang in the balance. Who’s sitting on the chopping block?

With the preseason almost over, there’s a more clear picture now of which Chargers are in danger of missing the cut. With one game left, it’s hard to say these guys will be out for certain, but they have a lot to do this last week if they’re to make the roster. Let’s get into it.

Chargers potential cut: Artavis Scott

Artavis Scott’s hot seat got turned up a couple of degrees this week when the Chargers announced they were signing Dontrelle Inman. This move primarily happened because of Inman’s familiarity with the system and the players around him, but it also happened because the coaching staff seems to have been unimpressed with the wide receiver competition. What was once a competition to be the fourth wide receiver has turned into a competition to just make the last spot.

Scott has to show something really good in the last game to have a chance. Andre Patton is gunning for the spot after his performance last week versus the Saints, and scored once more against the Seahawks. With four or five receivers set in stone with Inman and Geremy Davis likely on the roster, Scott has to show something just to be the sixth guy. And to be honest, no one saw this going quite this way.

Though Scott turned in a game-high four catches for 66 yards, he may not have a spot on the roster if the Chargers opt to only go with big bodies. Even if they prefer Scott as a receiver, Davis has the clear edge as a special teams player. Against the Seahawks, Desmond King was seen returning punts once again, indicating his job as the lead returner is still his once the season begins. Scott is outplaying Davis, but without immediate special teams value, he may find his way on the practice squad.

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