The San Diego Chargers begin the last week of organized team activities (OTAs) on Monday. Today's practice is the only one of the four practices open to reporters this week. The Chargers finish up offseason work with a mandatory minicamp June 17-19.
We will have a report up on the blog this afternoon after practice, so check back later. And here are a few things I will be watching for this morning.
Watt's development: San Diego's third-round selection in this year's draft, offensive lineman Chris Watt has been working mostly with the second unit at right guard. Watt also has spent some time working at center, even though he played there very little in college at Notre Dame. I'm interested to see how he has developed so far during the offseason, and what chance he'll have at playing a significant role for the Chargers come September.
Carrether's push to start: Fifth-round selection Ryan Carrethers said he would have an opportunity to earn the starting nose tackle job in his rookie season. So we'll take a closer look at the Arkansas State product and where he's at in accomplishing that goal.
Are CFL stars making a mark? Two noticeable pickups this offseason for the Chargers were CFL standouts Dontrelle Inman, a receiver, and Cordarro Law, an outside linebacker. Both players have an uphill climb to make the final 53-man roster because of the depth at their positions. But we will take a closer look at where Inman and Law are working in the depth charts.
Competition at cornerback: With Jason Verrett still nursing a shoulder injury, an intense competition is brewing on who can earn the starting job opposite Shareece Wright. Richard Marshall is the returning starter from last season, but Steve Williams and Brandon Ghee will get a shot to earn time there. Rookie Chris Davis also has flashed at times with the backups. I'm interested to see if someone eventually separates himself in that competition.
Do you have other things you're interested in checking out? Let me know in the comments section.