Observation Deck: San Diego Chargers - Eric Williams
Outside linebacker Cordarro Law showed his 14 sacks in the CFL last season were not a fluke. He finished with a sack, forced fumble, a batted down pass and three total tackles against the Cardinals. Law leads the Chargers in tackles during the preseason, and also could be a productive special teams player. With San Diego in need of pass-rushers, Law is making his case for being on San Diego’s the 53-man roster.
Jason Verrett sees more reps in win - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
The first-round draft pick is expected to play primarily in the nickel and dime defense to begin the season, working outside with veteran Brandon Flowers moving inside. Verrett, 23, has shown little rust after March shoulder surgery sidelined him this spring. He was eased back during training camp.
Marion Grice builds case for Chargers - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
The Chargers put jobs on the line Thursday night, and Grice might have seized his. At the worst, he made a strong push in the fourth exhibition game, showing good vision and sharp cuts during a 12-9 win over the Cardinals.
Nick Novak Kicks Career Long Field Goal - Ricky Henne
Novak showed how valuable he is Thursday night, accounting for all 12 of the team’s points with field goals of 35, 39, 55 and 37 yards. The 55-yarder was the longest field goal the seven-year veteran ever kicked, besting his previous high of 53-yards against Denver in 2011.
Final Cuts Loom in Coming Hours - Ricky Henne
"We have some tough decisions to make," McCoy said. "After watching the game from the sideline, you can tell some guys stepped up and helped themselves out. But as an organization we’ll meet in the next few days and find the best 53 guys and move it forward. Then find a few guys to help us on the practice squad. But I’m proud of the way the guys worked."