3 Chargers on Thin Ice Following OTAs

The Los Angeles Chargers begin their mandatory minicamp next week. These three players have a lot to prove there if they want to be on the roster to begin the season.
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The Los Angeles Chargers finished their OTAs last week and they prepare for the mandatory minicamp before they leave for summer break until training camp. They will use this time to finalize their training camp roster as players on the fringes of the rotation make their case.

Under Jim Harbaugh and Joe Hortiz, the Chargers went through significant changes. They revamped their roster through the draft and parted ways with some long-time veterans. The Bolts will surely look like an entirely different team next season.

These additions also made things difficult for a couple of players on the roster. Let's take a look at a few Chargers who are on thin ice and have a ton to prove next week.

Isaiah Spiller, RB

One of the first things the Harbaugh and Hortiz regime did in Los Angeles was to revamp the running back room. The entire rotation will look different next season with the free-agent additions of Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins and the draft selection of Kimani Vidal in the sixth round.

These changes don't bode well for Isaiah Spiller. The former fourth-round pick out of Texas A&M has failed to impress throughout his two seasons in Los Angeles. The 22-year-old has appeared in only 15 games so far and has a total of 137 rushing yards, averaging 2.5 yards per carry.

As a fourth RB option, Spiller could potentially stay for another year. However, it's hard to argue that he did enough to warrant a roster spot. The Chargers might be better of taking a flyer on a young, undrafted free agent during the training camp instead of giving Spiller a third chance to impress.