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4 notable Chargers who are fighting for their roster lives during training camp

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LA Chargers training camp starts this week as fans are hoping that it is the starting point for a Super Bowl-contending season for the Bolts. Chargers fans are starved for any Bolts content after such a huge offseason with expectations at an all-time high.

One of the most exciting things about training camp is the position battles. We already broke down several of the key position battles that fans should be watching for during Chargers training camp but is also goes deeper than that.

There are also a lot of players that are fighting for their life on the roster. Granted, just about every undrafted free agent is fighting for their roster life but those are not the players we are concerned with. Instead, the more compelling stories are the notable Chargers who were previously on the roster that may end up getting the boot this year.

Here are 4 notable players who are battling for their roster life during Chargers training camp:

Joe Reed

Joe Reed was drafted by the Chargers in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft and there was a lot of excitement around what he could potentially bring to the team. Reed offered a seemingly solid returning presence and his ability to be a Swiss Army Knife on offense was intriguing.

Reed was not used much in the offense in his first season but whenever he did get a chance to touch the ball he would make plays happen. Unfortunately for Reed, he could not get healthy last season and spent all year on the practice squad.

If Reed was drafted by Brandon Staley he would have a better chance of making the roster but because he was a Lynn fit and was not specifically drafted to fit into this offense it is going to be an uphill battle for him. That being said, Reed does still have value.

The Chargers should absolutely be running more than five receivers on the depth chart (which is what they did last year) and could even utilize Reed in the backfield as a running back. There are paths for Reed to get a roster spot and get playing time. He just has to earn it.