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Chargers: Grades for every player through four games

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – SEPTEMBER 15: Kerryon Johnson #33 of the Detroit Lions gets tripped up during a second quarter run behind Uchenna Nwosu #42 of the Los Angeles Chargers at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – SEPTEMBER 15: Kerryon Johnson #33 of the Detroit Lions gets tripped up during a second quarter run behind Uchenna Nwosu #42 of the Los Angeles Chargers at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Chargers grades:

Damion Square

PFF Grade: 54.4 overall, 57.0 run defense, 50.0 pass rush

Stats: Three solo tackles, no sacks, two stops, no hurries, no total pressures

Not much here for Square, who is her for emergency depth along the defensive line.

Grade: n/a

Melvin Ingram

PFF Grade: 69.8 overall, 66.2 run defense, 69.3 pass rush

Stats: 11 solo tackles, one sack, 10 stops, 13 hurries, 16 total pressures

Ingram doesn’t have the sack numbers just yet, and it sounds like he’ll be forced to miss a few weeks with a hamstring injury. However, he’s been a consistent presence for the Chargers this year, and will look to ramp up the pass rush when he returns. His grade slightly drops for now because he played just eight snaps against Miami.

Grade: B

Uchenna Nwosu

PFF Grade: 66.1 overall, 68.0 run defense, 55.1 pass rush

Stats: Five solo tackles, no sacks, three stops, two hurries, three total pressures

I’ve loved Nwosu since he first stepped into a preseason game for the Chargers, and he always seems to have a high motor and is capable of making game-changing plays (see Baltimore playoff game). He’s the best run-stopping linebacker on the team thus far, and it looks like he’ll have a few more chances to rush the passer with Ingram forced to miss time.

Grade: B

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