San Diego Chargers' projected roster

August, 25, 2014
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Examining the San Diego Chargers' roster:

QUARTERBACKS (2)

Brad Sorensen had an uneven performance against San Francisco, appearing to hold onto the ball and move slowly through his progressions. Sorensen needs to play better against Arizona, or the Chargers could consider other options for a developmental quarterback. However, a plus for Sorensen is he has two years in San Diego's offensive system.

RUNNING BACKS (4)

Branden Oliver played better against San Francisco, but I still think it makes sense for the Chargers to keep around their sixth-round draft pick in Grice.

RECEIVERS (6)


Keeping five receivers is not out of the question but, with Brown still injured, having six receivers on the roster makes sense. Javontee Herndon remains a good practice squad candidate, along with Torrence Allen.

TIGHT ENDS (4)


Tight end is probably the strongest position group on San Diego's roster.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)


With Jeromey Clary still on the physically unable to perform list, he likely will not be active for the regular-season opener at Arizona. Chargers have a tough decision to make on whether or not to add him to the 53-man roster at the start of the season. Watt has been the most impressive rookie performer.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (6)


This group remains fluid, with Geathers suffering a knee injury against the 49ers, opening the door for players like Doug Worthington and Tenny Palepoi. I thought Carrethers had a solid game against San Francisco.

LINEBACKERS (10)
Cordarro Law flashed against San Francisco, finishing with four tackles, a sack and a pass deflection. Undrafted rookie free agent Colton Underwood also totaled three tackles and a quarterback hurry against the 49ers.

CORNERBACKS (5)


Butler provides toughness, consistency and an ability to play special teams. I still like Davis over Steve Williams as a practice squad candidate. Davis can play slot defender and return punts. Although Williams played better against San Francisco. Brandon Ghee remains in the mix.

SAFETIES (4)

Interesting to see Marshall get some reps at safety against San Francisco. That gives the Chargers more versatility, particularly with Addae's hamstring injury.

SPECIALISTS (3)


Undrafted rookie free agent punter Chase Tenpenny averaged 45.4 yards a punt against San Francisco.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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