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LA Chargers: 3 players who benefit from no preseason games

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Anthony Lynn
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Anthony Lynn
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(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Some players on the LA Chargers benefit from there being no preseason games.

The 2020 NFL season appears to be carrying on at full-speed ahead. The league has implemented several changes to how the 2020 season will look as well as new health and safety protocols and with or without fans (likely without), the 2020 NFL season appears to be starting on time.

That means that we have 40 days, counting today, until we will see the LA Chargers back in action. The Chargers open the season against first overall pick Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. This is going to be must-watch TV, as Burrow is a highly-regarded prospect coming up against a really solid defense.

Charger fans will not get to see their team in action prior to that, though. One of the changes that were agreed upon as part of this makeshift 2020 season was that there would be no preseason games.

The league initially reduced the number of preseason games from four to two but then decided to ax them altogether.

We have already covered how this impacts the undrafted free agents and how the Chargers, or any team for that matter, could lose out on a great UDFA, like Austin Ekeler, because they don’t get to see them in game action.

However, on the flip side, this also helps some players on the LA Chargers’ roster as it gives them a particular advantage at their position. Here are the three players that it benefits the most.

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