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LA Chargers Roster: How a preseason would’ve changed the final roster

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 22: Wide receiver Jason Moore #89 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 22: Wide receiver Jason Moore #89 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Only three tight ends make the LA Chargers roster

Because they didn’t go with a fullback on the roster this year, the LA Chargers decided to keep an extra tight end. Both Stephen Anderson and Donald Parham made the team. We’ll see how long that lasts with injuries and the in-season transactions that the Chargers will have to make, but for now, they’re both on the roster.

The extra tight end is directly related to the fact that we never saw preseason action for Holly and Nabers. Had we been able to see them blocking, I firmly believe one of them would’ve made enough of a case for the roster. If the Charger carried a fullback, they wouldn’t have four tight ends.

Anderson was rumored to have had a really good training camp, especially when it came to developing rapport with Herbert and Taylor. Due to his veteran experience, he probably would’ve gotten to stay over Parham. However, Parham’s physical attributes and playmaking ability could’ve made him hard to cut.

It will be interesting to see how the Chargers use their three receiving tight ends. Frankly, it might be four, as there have been some plays in training camp where Taylor has thrown to veteran blocking tight end Virgil Green. If there was a preseason though, we’d be talking about two tight end sets instead of three.

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