With only two preseason games left before the final cuts are due, several Chargers players are coming down to the wire when it comes to sealing their spots on the active roster. Samantha Fillerup profiles five players to watch in the primetime Monday night game against the Seattle Seahawks.
August 24, 2008
The first round of cuts is approximately a week away and several young Chargers are doing everything in their power to grab hold of a roster spot. From undrafted rookies like FB Mike Tolbert to vets like WR Malcom Floyd and ILB Tim Dobbins, no one feels safe when the Turk starts to lurk.
August 18, 2008
When the Chargers take the field against the St. Louis Rams, they'll focus on a lot more than just winning the game. Several young players are fighting for roster spots or playing time, and the preseason is their only chance to make it happen. Here's a look at five players under the spotlight in St. Louis.
August 16, 2008
With training camp around the corner, there are a number of interesting matchups to look out for on special teams. Can Tim Dobbins earn a roster spot based on kick-coverage alone? Will Buster Davis take over on punt returns? Will Billy Vinnedge hang around longer than expected? Samantha Fillerup lays out all the story lines worth watching.
July 22, 2008
With training camp just ahead, an anticipated rivalry is expected between Darren Sproles and Buster Davis for the primary punt return gig. However, the recent addition of Mark Jones presents a new challenger, leaving the trio jockeying for playing time. While Sproles has a proven track record, Davis and Jones are ready to compete.
June 25, 2008
With the signing of kick returner Mark Jones, the question arises: Does he really have a chance to make the final roster? To find out, we check in with BucsBlitz.com publisher Matthew Postins for an Insider scouting report. Postins has followed Jones since he entered the League in 2004 and explains what he can bring to the Chargers.
June 22, 2008
The Bolts signed former Buccaneers WR-KR Mark Jones to an undisclosed contract on Friday. Jones (5'9", 185 pounds) has the best shot at making the roster as a punt returner, as he's accumulated more than 1,000 punt return yards in his four-year career.
June 20, 2008