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LA Chargers training camp: Winners and losers of first week

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The first week of LA Chargers training camp is in the books and there is a lot to digest. This is the first full week of action that fans have been able to see Brandon Staley's new-look Chargers and there certainly are standouts, for good and for bad.

There is a lot more time left in camp and the first week of camp is not going to make or break the season, nor decide any position battles. However, it can be telling for what is to come for the rest of the preseason before the Chargers take on the Washington Football team in Week 1.

With one week in the books and next week being a fresh start, it is fair to look at the biggest winners and losers of LA Chargers training camp thus far.

Biggest winners and loser of LA Chargers training camp, week one:

Winner: Tyron Johnson

There is not a bigger winner from the first week of LA Chargers training camp than Tyron Johnson. After finally getting a role in the offense last season it appears as if Johnson is due for a breakout season with the Bolts.

Whether it was the diving sideline catch that he made on the first day of practice or being on the receiving end of a Justin Herbert bomb, it is clear that Johnson is going to be more than just a deep threat option for Herbert.

Keenan Allen is obviously going to be the no. 1 target for Justin Herbert and I am sure that Austin Ekeler will wind up finishing second in total targets. When it comes to the receiving room, Williams may end up being the second-most targeted receiver on the Bolts.

Mike Williams is in a contract year and it has always seemed likely that the Chargers are not going to pay him after this season. This could be the team preparing Johnson to step up as the true no. 2 receiver.

Speaking of Williams...