4 Chargers practice squad players with the best chance of earning a roster spot

These Chargers won't last on the practice squad for very long.
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3. Keelan Doss

Many fans thought that Keelan Doss was going to make the Chargers 53-man roster ahead of the 2023 season. Doss surpassed John Hightower in the eyes of many as he was actually making plays in the preseason and has far more special teams value than Hightower has.

Instead, the Chargers opted to carry five receivers for the third year in a row. While it was a surprise to some, it is actually genius how the Chargers are handling the Doss situation as Jalen Guyton recovers from his ACL injury.

Guyton has to spend at least four weeks on the PUP list until he can return to the Chargers. Meanwhile, the Bolts can elevate Doss three times from the practice squad until they have to sign him to the active roster. They can utilize Doss early and then once Guyton's window opens, they can re-assess then.

At that point, the team can either activate Guyton if he is healthy enough. If not, the Bolts could put Guyton on the IR and activate Doss. If Guyton is healthy, Doss will stay on the practice squad and would be instantly called upon if someone gets hurt.

Whether it be because the team needs receiving depth, needs help on special teams or even needs return juice if Derius Davis is struggling, there are multiple ways that Doss can find himself on the Chargers roster in 2023.