3 players Chargers must make room for on 53-man roster

These Chargers have looked great in training camp and the preseason

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2. John Hightower

It has been a really interesting training camp and preseason for John Hightower. No player on the roster has experienced the same rollercoaster that Hightower has experienced when it comes to his stock on the team.

Hightower was the training camp standout for the Chargers before the preseason began. He was making more plays than anyone not named Keenan Allen and looked extremely polished in the team's inter-squad scrimmage the week before the preseason began.

Then Hightower got banged up and did not play in the first preseason game against the Rams. He played against the Saints and failed to really make anything happen, although it was not all his fault with Easton Stick struggling.

Two weeks ago it seemed like a guarantee that the Chargers would make room for Hightower. Now, it isn't impossible for the team to talk itself out of him. The Bolts must avoid doing that are there is a simple answer.

How the Chargers can get John Hightower on the 53-man roster:

The simple solution here is to start Jalen Guyton in the injured reserve. Guyton is coming back from an ACL injury and with Hightower looking good and Derius Davis showing value in the offense, the team can afford to be patient with Guyton.

This keeps both guys in the fold and gives Guyton another month to get healthy (as he would have to spend four weeks on the IR before he can return). With the bye week in Week 5, this would be the easiest way for the Chargers to make everyone happy and give Guyton the time he needs to get to 100%.