Good morning, Chargers fans!
We all got some horrendous player news yesterday evening as it was announced that wide receiver Josh Palmer is currently in the concussion protocol while cornerback J.C. Jackson’s reason for missing Monday’s practice was injury-related.
At least the defense got Kenneth Murray back, right?
On the face, yes, this all looks less than ideal with the end of August right around the corner. There’s still plenty of time for Palmer to exit the protocol (he’s played enough this preseason and I wouldn’t have expected him to suit up on Friday) and it’s still quite early to start sounding the alarm on the Jackson news. I know it’s tough to stay positive, but it’s better than throwing in the towel before the regular season even gets here, yeah?
As always, feel free to use this post to discuss anything and everything that may be on your minds, although I guess that’s pretty obvious in the current moment.
And now for today’s links.
Check out the top photos from the team’s 17th training camp practice (Chargers.com)
Top quotes from Monday’s media availability featuring Khalil Mack and Brandon Staley (Chargers.com)
A new 53-man roster prediction following the Bolts’ second preseason game (Chargers Wire)
The team’s right tackle position battle might be settled soon (Bolt Beat)
Bill Barnwell predicts five teams that will win more games in 2022 (ESPN+)
Bengals safety Jessie Bates has reported to the team despite not getting a new deal from the team (NFL.com)
Rookie grades after the second week of preseason games (NFL.com)
What we learned from each team during their second week of preseason action (CBS Sports)
Tom Brady returned to the Bucs and obviously looks as good as ever (Pro Football Talk)
Rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder drew rave reviews for his performance against the Jets (Bleacher Report)