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3 LA Chargers that should be benched for the rest of the season

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Tevaughn Campbell, Byron Pringle
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3. Tevaughn Campbell

Tevaughn Campbell has been playing a lot of snaps out of necessity for the LA Chargers and has been playing really poorly. To be fair, him being benched is completely dependent on the status of Asante Samuel Jr. Samuel suffered two concussions in a three-week span and is still yet to return.

Samuel's long-term health is obviously the most important thing but there are really promising signs that he should play moving forward. Samuel was a game-time decision against the Chiefs and with a 10-day lay-off, it feels safe to say that he will play against the Texans as long as there are not any setbacks.

Once Samuel returns Campbell should not see the field anymore. Some may argue that he should spend time in the slot and he will probably get some snaps just out of necessity, but Chris Harris should be playing in the slot. While Harris was hunted a bit against the Chiefs, he has been much better over the last month or so and is certainly better than Campbell.

Campbell's numbers are staggeringly bad this season. According to PFF, he was targeted six times on Thursday and allowed five receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. Patrick Mahomes had a 147.2 passer rating when throwing his direction.

Overall this season, Campbell has been targeted 59 times in 404 coverage snaps. He has allowed 44 receptions for 557 yards. He has four penalties, three pass break-ups, and has allowed a 109.2 passer rating when targeted. Campbell has allowed the 10th-worst passer rating against among corners with at least 400 coverage snaps this season.

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Against the Broncos and Raiders, who are two of the Chargers' three remaining opponents, Campbell was targeted a combined seven times. He allowed seven receptions.

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