3 Chargers who may have cemented a roster spot in win vs 49ers

The final preseason game of the year was great for these players.

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Tiawan Mullen may have cemented his place on the Chargers roster

This is the most questionable of the trio and certainly is up in the air at this point in time. It all comes down to which position the Chargers want to pour more resources into on the 53-man roster. Will the team roll with five safeties on the 53-man roster? Or will the team roll with six cornerbacks instead?

It seems like the more likely route would be to go with five safeties so the team can carry Mark Webb Jr. and Raheem Layne. Those two would be joining Derwin James, Alohi Gilman and JT Woods.

That being said, with James being an All-Pro safety and the tandem of Gilman and Woods being solid, the team may instead opt to carry just four safeties and add a sixth cornerback to the mix. If that is the direction that the Chargers go then Tiawan Mullen will probably get the nod.

Mullen was one of the more exciting undrafted free agents that the Chargers brought in because of his athleticism and how that can be utilized on special teams as well. In addition to special teams, Mullen would give the Chargers another slot corner to utilize if need be at some point in the year.

Mullen has had an up-and-down preseason and training camp, shining in areas such as run defense but also making the occasional lapse in coverage. He finished the preseason with a strong performance, though, and that could have tilted the roster decisions in his favor.

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