Not practicing today: TE Virgil Green, DE Patrick Afriyie, S Nasir Adderley, CB Jeff Richards, LB Jos Corcoran, S Jaylen Watkins. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 1, 2019
The only notable player not practicing was rookie safety Nasir Adderley who continues the slow process of getting healthy enough to participate on a regular basis.
The Chargers’ offensive linemen got one hell of a test in the form of Dante Fowler and the NFL’s best defensive player, Aaron Donald:
In 11-on-11 drills, the Chargers continued to trot out the terrifying tackle duo of Trent Scott and Sam Tevi, but at least we got Forrest Lamp at left guard.
Forrest Lamp at LG with first team. https://t.co/6oi9RZZSLi— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 1, 2019
Justin Jackson reminded everyone that Austin Ekeler isn’t the only reason the Chargers don’t need to worry about missing Melvin Gordon:
And Jackson follows that up with a TD catch from Rivers pic.twitter.com/yZcMFdBbFU— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 1, 2019
But you also should not forget about Ekeler
The Chargers also clearly have plenty of offensive firepower outside of the backfield.
Also, two TD catches my Mike Williams in red zone drills, continues to impress.— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) August 1, 2019
Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor had a brief scare, but he seems to be just fine.
Looks like Taylor is OK. He fired a few warmup passes and seemed fine. https://t.co/3OzLqXhybH— Jeff Miller (@JeffMillerLAT) August 1, 2019
The single biggest highlight of the day has to be this catch by Keenan Allen, though.
Overall today, the offensive skill position players nearly all flashed big play potential and every Chargers fan should feel hyped up after watching them.