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Lessons from Chargers preseason loss against Saints - William Struthers
The running back room is still without Melvin Gordon, but they had a decent showing on Sunday, especially considering their offensive line wasn’t much help. With Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler locking up the first and second string spots, a lot of people expected Detrez Newsome to be the third player to round out the group; instead, Troymaine Pope showed that might not be the case.

Chargers’ Anthony Lynn explains why LB Denzel Perryman didn’t start - Gavino Borquez
Coach Anthony Lynn was asked why the former Miami product didn’t see the field until late in the game and he told reporters that he was playing in the fourth quarter with younger players because he’s a little rusty coming off the knee injury and the team is trying to get him more reps to get him caught up, per ESPN’s Eric D. Williams.

Facing Super Bowl contenders in joint practices raises Chargers' game - Eric D. Williams
"I got more work from these last two days than I've gotten probably in the last 10 preseason games combined," Rivers said after the second joint practice against the Rams on Aug. 3. "I just didn't get touched today, which is nice. I mean, I've thrown 80 passes in two practices. That's like two games. It has been awesome."

NFL Preseason Power Rankings: Who's on the hot seat entering 2019? - NFL Nation
Jones is showing signs of reaching his vast potential, but is it enough for him to stick on the final roster? The Ohio State product had his best game as a Charger against the Saints in the second preseason game, according to Chargers coach Anthony Lynn. Jones completed 11 of 14 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown.

Training camp MVPs for all 32 NFL teams - NFL Nation
A third-round selection by the Chargers last year out of NC State, Jones dropped 20 pounds this offseason and is playing fast and physical inside for the Chargers. Jones should help the Bolts' desire to generate more of an interior pass rush. "The sky's the limit of what he can be," Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram said. "You see him do moves at times and the way he practices -- he has the chance to be very special. He's gonna show the world."

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