Analyzing Chargers wide receivers on the roster bubble

By Jason Balliet II
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up during the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up during the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 18: Andre Patton #15 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his catch for a touchdown to take a 7-3 lead over the New Orleans Saints in the first half during a preseason game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 18: Andre Patton #15 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his catch for a touchdown to take a 7-3 lead over the New Orleans Saints in the first half during a preseason game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Chargers receivers: Who makes it?

There are of course four more wide receivers not mentioned in this article, but they haven’t shown much in this preseason. Jason Moore was said to be a standout in camp, and his college tape is full of spectacular catches, but he has rarely even seen the football field this preseason. Perhaps he can make the decision even tougher and join the five listed above, but it’s tough to tell.

Justice Liggins was another receiver who was highly touted as the “deep threat” in camp, and one of Stick’s favorite targets. Unfortunately, every time the ball has come his way, the outcome hasn’t been in his favor. Again, this could change going into preseason week 4. Other than Liggins and Moore, there are the late additions of Malachi Dupre and Jordan Smallwood, who saw more playing time in the first week than the other two games combined.

Out of the five listed above, Patton seems to have the hot hand. Scott and Patton have been the best receivers of the preseason, but Patton has scored the touchdowns. Davis and Benjamin haven’t shown much, but they are veterans that have been on the team for a couple of years, giving them an advantage over the young guys. Inman may be newly signed, but the team felt they needed him, and he has a connection with Philip Rivers that a lot of the others don’t have.

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Depending on how this next week goes, it’s possible the Chargers finalize a wide receiver room consisting of Allen, Williams, Benjamin, Inman, Patton, and Scott. Again though, anything and everything can change.

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