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LA Chargers: Final 53 man roster prediction after the preseason

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Offensive Line: Rashawn Slater, Matt Feiler, Corey Linsley, Oday Aboushi, Bryan Bulaga, Scott Quessenberry, Brenden Jaimes, Trey Pipkins, Storm Norton (9)

Most NFL teams, including the Chargers, tend to keep nine offensive linemen. Tom Telesco did decide to carry 10 heading into their first game last season, but that was primarily due to an injury Trai Turner was dealing with. As far as we know now, the offensive line is good to go for Week 1 at Washington.

The starting five of Rashawn Slater, Matt Feiler, Corey Linsley, Oday Aboushi, and Bryan Bulaga are quite obviously locks to make the roster. Their backups are the real point of contention as of now.

Scott Quessenberry slots in as the backup center. Former Nebraska Cornhusker Brenden Jaimes has gained steam during training camp as the interior swing lineman. He also does have the versatility to play tackle if a situation calls for it.

Now let's talk about the elephant in the room. Trey Pipkins had flat-out looked bad this preseason and didn't look any better against the Seahawks. It feels like he has ceded the swing tackle job to Storm Norton. That's not really saying a lot because Norton just managed to play a lesser degree of bad than Pipkins this preseason.

Fans will call for Pipkins to be cut, but it doesn't seem like there's a way for them to do that right now. Unless the Chargers are pursuing some move we don't know about in free agency or trades, Pipkins makes the roster. The Chargers will be in serious trouble if the aforementioned Bulaga does have to miss a significant amount of game time.