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LA Chargers roster: 5 practice squad players who could soon be promoted

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 15: Darius Bradwell #10 of the Tulane Green Wave runs for yardage during the AutoNation Cure Bowl against Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Camping World Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 15: Darius Bradwell #10 of the Tulane Green Wave runs for yardage during the AutoNation Cure Bowl against Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Camping World Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Gabe Nabers

The LA Chargers had a fullback position battle in camp between Gabe Nabers and Bobby Holly that seemingly was not won by either player. Both players were cut from the final roster, however, Nabers got the upper hand as he is now part of the Chargers’ practice squad.

The Chargers are not abandoning the fullback position. Instead, it is not a matter of if the Chargers are going to call Nabers up at some point this season it is just a matter of when. It makes a lot of sense to have Nabers on the practice squad, especially with the new 55-man roster rule, and elevate him when needed.

This can be approached in a week-by-week basis. Depending on the matchup and how the team has faired in the running game, Nabers can be called on in specific weeks if deemed fit. If not, the Chargers would be much better off using that roster spot for depth purposes.

There is also a case to be made for him to be on the roster full-time once Mike Williams is healthy. The team is running with six receivers right now as security for Williams’ injury and once he is fully healthy, the Chargers could go back to five receivers, which is what they did last season, and use that roster spot for a fullback.

The fullback might not be as prominent as before but it is still can be important and most of the best teams in the league last season used fullbacks.

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