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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 Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

4. Asmar Bilal

It is well-documented that Tom Telesco loves taking players from the University of Notre Dame and when Asmar Bilal was signed as an undrafted free agent it appeared as if Telesco was getting more of his Notre Dame fix and Bilal would make the final roster.

He ultimately did not make the final roster but he absolutely had to be one of the last players that were cut by the Chargers. He highlights the practice squad team and quite frankly, gives the Chargers a fairly solid, young option to bring in if there is an injury to the linebacker room.

Bilal is someone that could be molded into a really solid linebacker in the long-term. I would not expect much out of him when he does eventually get brought up to the roster, but in a few years, he could be yet another solid defensive player that the Chargers developed in-house.

Bilal is super athletic and showed the ability to line up at various different points in the defense, which fits the Chargers’ defensive identity to a tee.

With some player development, he can utilize his athleticism to be a sound linebacker in coverage while also being someone that can line up at the line of scrimmage and get to the quarterback. He has the intangibles to be great, he just needs to grow as an NFL player.

It won’t happen this year but we will still probably see him on the roster at some point.

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