1. Darius Bradwell, RB
Those of you that watched ‘Hard Knocks’ last year may remember Darius Bradwell. The show followed Bradwell up until being cut by the Chargers last year and showed clips of him training and getting in better shape to be an NFL running back.
Bradwell was signed to the team’s practice squad after being cut and was elevated to the active roster twice, both in Week 2 and Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers, respectively.
He played on special teams and that was it. He did not get any chances with the offense.
The LA Chargers should be adding to the running back position. A late-round running back could be selected by the team to add depth to the Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley running back room. The team could also fall in love with an undrafted free agent to add depth as well.
Cincinnati’s Jerrid Doaks is my go-to name for a seventh-round/undrafted running back, but there are several solid options.
While the team is ironically looking to add depth to the running back room, that depth will likely get Bradwell cut. Bradwell simply does not have anything overly exciting about his game and there are plenty of better options than him. Heck, the team did not even turn to him last season despite all of the injuries suffered at running back.
Bradwell seemed to be someone who Anthony Lynn really liked and wanted to see succeed. There is a changing of the guard and that could hurt Bradwell’s roster chances.