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LA Chargers: Six players that need to finish 2020 strong

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 15: Forrest Lamp #76 of the Los Angeles Chargers in action against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 15: Forrest Lamp #76 of the Los Angeles Chargers in action against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Trai Turner

Trai Turner is probably at the top of the list when it comes to potential cut candidates. An $11.5 million cap hit is a lot to commit to someone who has missed about half of the season.

When he has played, the results have been rather underwhelming. In the four games since he’s been back, Turner has allowed nine pressures and one sack with rather marginal run blocking ability.

Nine pressures aren’t terrible, but it’s not great either. Five of those came in the Buffalo game where it looked like the whole offensive line had their feet in quicksand. Turner is the highest-paid player on the offensive line, but he certainly isn’t playing like it.

The circumstances do matter here with Turner coming back from his groin injury. Even considering that though, he simply hasn’t come close to looking like the Pro Bowl guard he was in Carolina.

If Turner doesn’t improve in the last four games, the Chargers may have to spend that money on offensive line replacements and other free agents instead. No one thought we’d be here after the Russell Okung trade, but here we are.

Turner will have a tough test this week as he’ll have to deal with Grady Jarrett and one of the best defensive lines in the league when the Chargers play the Falcons.

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