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Chargers vs. 49ers: Players to Watch on Offense

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Richard Wade: So, we touched on the defense earlier, but now I need you to give me the offensive player you will be watching tonight.

Matthew Stanley: I'll be watching Austin Ekeler tonight. It would have been Cardale Jones but I don't think there's anything he can do tonight to make the team drop Kellen Clemens. So I'll be watching Ekeler to see if they give him more snaps both at RB and returner tonight.

Michael Peterson: Austin Ekeler. Has looked like the third best back on this team with his quickness and explosion through the hole. Also, he rocks on special teams.

Louis Gorini: I will have my eyes on Dan Feeney to see if he can improve his play. I'm a little upset he didn't wrestle the starting RG position from Kenny Wiggins, but now I want to see if he has improved and what type of progression he has made.

Jamie Hoyle: Austin Ekeler will be a popular choice for who to watch on offense, so I'll go a different route - I'll be watching Brett Boyko. It seems likely the team will be choosing between Donavan Clark and Boyko for the 9th OL spot (Max Tuerk's replacement) and a strong case could be made that Boyko has been the most consistent reserve OL in the preseason. I'd expect to see Brett play LG, RG and probably both tackle positions tonight as the coaches give him an extended look with an eye toward making the roster.

Jake Hefner: I'm watching WR Geremy Davis. Much like he did during his time with the Giants last year, Davis has been getting reps with the Chargers 1st string offense. Tonight with the starters sitting, he will have an ample opportunity to make his case for the 53 man roster. With the pending trade/release of WR Dontrelle Inman, Davis has the best chance to make the team if he performs well.

Garrett Sisti: While I'm inclined to say Austin Ekeler because he had a good game in limited action I'll go another route. Sean Culkin has a chance to make this team with both Jeff Cumberland and Sean McGrath not playing any preseason games. Today he can lock himself in as the TE3 or TE4 depending on how many the team carries. Also, OG Donavon Clark is on the roster bubble also someone I’m be watching. I know that’s two but I’m not good with instructions.

Ruben J. Gonzalez: I'll be watching Andre Williams. I've got to be honest. They have given him enough playing time to prove if he's gonna be part of this team. I'm not quite sure why they keep giving him the ball, but if he plays more than a half, the staff obviously has plans for him. And that's not a good thing.

Cody Young: I'll be looking for RB Kenjon Barner. I was hoping when he was signed that he would be able to make the team, but it isn't looking too promising right now. He hasn't gotten many chances in the preseason, in part due to a concussion, and hasn't shown much when opportunities did arise. I want to see more of him tonight.

Who will you be watching closely on offense during tonight’s game against the 49ers?