Chargers tryout wide receiver

Seemingly stacked with wide receivers, the San Diego Chargers brought in a wideout for a tryout this week, bringing speculation about the health of Vincent Jackson

Even though they have two wide receivers dotting the practice squad and five on the regular roster, the Bolts are on the lookout for another playmaker to add to their arsenal. If they can find a player that will ultimately make them better, they will not hesitate to sign him, regardless of position.

And, with the injury report showing Vincent Jackson not getting any better, the Bolts may be looking to get someone who can perform if his injury continues to linger.

Jackson missed practice again on Wednesday and there comes a time when they can no longer wait and run with four receivers active. They could, of course, go to the well and bring up Malcom Floyd or Greg Camarillo, but their eyes are open on the market.

Hoping to catch lightning in a bottle, the Chargers brought in former Denver punt returner and wide receiver Triandos Luke.

Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round, 171st overall, of the 2004 NFL Draft, Luke had 19 punt returns for 135 yards (7.1 avg.) with eight fair catches and 15 kick returns for 306 yards (20.4 avg.) during the 2004 season. He also added six receptions for 52 yards.

Scouting report furnished by TFY Draft Preview:

Triandos Luke
Alabama
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 199
40: 4.33

College Bio: Tide's leading receiver the past two seasons totaling 32/432/4 as a senior after 41/482/2 the prior season. Returned kicks as a junior averaging 19.6 yards on 10 returns.

Positives: Athletic and explosive receiver with a penchant for making the big play. Quickly gets off the line, good route runner that displays sharpness in or out of breaks. Comes back to the ball, prepares himself to make the reception and adjusts to the errant pass. Possesses soft hands, runs to the deep pass and easily makes the reception at full speed. Plays to his forty time.

Negatives: Lacks the strong hands and does not pluck the ball from the air. Has difficulty coming away with the tough grab in traffic.

Analysis: A leader by example known for his great work ethic, Luke has been shooting up draft boards after fine performances at the Senior Bowl and combine. Takes well to coaching and a tough player that should succeed in a structured offense at the next level.


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