Chargers starters who should play the final preseason game vs Saints

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2. Drue Tranquill

Drue Tranquill has not played a snap at linebacker during the preseason yet as the backend of the position group has been battling it out to see who will have a bigger role on the 2022 team. Tranquill actually missed some time during camp with a groin injury but he has been back in action for two weeks now.

Obviously it makes a lot of sense for the Chargers to be extra cautious with Tranquill as he was coming back from the minor groin injury, especially considering how thin the position is with Kenneth Murray still not practicing.

However, with Tranquill's groin injury behind him and Murray returning from injury soon, it would be nice to see one of the two linebackers get some warm-up reps in the preseason. Tranquill is much more likely to get those reps as he could play a defensive series or two against the Saints.

If Tranquill does indeed play it will be interesting to see if the Chargers give him any special teams reps. Special teams looked awful for the Bolts against the Cowboys and Tranquill is one of the team's better players on that side of the football.

It is not like the Chargers need to be great at special teams in the preseason but giving him some reps to get him ready for Week 1 might be the way to go.