Monday, August 18, 2014
San Diego Chargers' projected roster
By Eric D. Williams
Examining the San Diego Chargers' roster:
Clemens cemented his role as the team's top backup with another solid performance against Seattle. Brad Sorensen is a developmental prospect worth keeping around, but I still believe you need his roster spot for more depth along the offensive or defensive line.
RUNNING BACKS (4)
I particularly like Grice's ability to play special teams. Don't count out Kerwynn Williams.
Javontee Herndon continues to push for a roster spot, but likely remains a practice squad candidate, along with Tevin Reese and Torrence Allen.
TIGHT ENDS (4)
Phillips has shown versatility, but Jake Byrne also has emerged a guy who could compete for a roster spot -- a good blocker who can make a catch in the red zone.
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)
I'm interested to see if Jeromey Clary will come off the physically unable to perform list and get some work in this week. Clary has to show that he's close to playing for the team to have confidence to put him on the active roster for the regular season.
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (6)
Lawrence Guy remains out with a shoulder injury. With Lissemore, Scafe and Liuget all nursing injuries as well, undrafted rookie free agent Tenny Palepoi remains a viable option of making the 53-man roster. I would also like to see more of undrafted rookie free agent Chas Alecxih.
Williams is a hard one to figure out, but I have him on for now. If Thomas Keiser does not make it on San Diego's roster, he will wind up on another team because of his pass-rush skills. Cordarro Law remains a practice squad candidate.
Davis has more upside than Steve Williams in my opinion. Also keep an eye out for Brandon Ghee.
Stuckey is a great special teams player, but he has not made a lot of plays while running with the second-unit defense. I'll be watching Alden Darby and Adrian Phillips more closely.
Interesting to see Scifres work on kickoffs against Seattle.