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Training Camp Preview: Linebackers
Walker – Predominately a special teams ace with the Arizona Cardinals, Walker proved invaluable to Defensive Coordinator John Pagano when injuries felled the linebacker corps. The 6-0, 244-pounder registered 42 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, six QB hits and one forced fumble
Gachkar – Another standout special teams player, Gachkar saw the most defensive snaps of his young career in 2013. The steady 6-3, 240-pounder recorded the first three starts of his career and set a career high with 33 tackles and one forced fumble
Mouton –2013 was a lost season for the former second round pick after suffering an ACL injury during the first day of training camp. It was the second time he was lost for a season since being drafted, so the former Michigan Wolverine hopes to make an impact in 2014.
Scioneaux – Highly productive Wofford star tallied 75 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 2013.
Johnson – A true leader in every sense of the word, Johnson is a tried and true veteran that commands respect. The 12-year veteran remains excellent at setting the edge against the run, and showed he still can get after the passer with 3.0 sacks a year ago. Like many other linebackers last season, Johnson missed extended time due to injury, but still managed to net 33 tackles.
Attaochu – Telesco swung a trade to move up in the second round to grab the pass rusher he desired in Attaochu. The 6-3, 252-pounder steadily improved each season at Georgia Tech. He dominated the competition as a senior, recording 45 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. Overall, Attaochu set the Yellow Jacket record with 31.5 career sacks, which also ranks fifth in ACC history. The rookie is on record saying he looks forward to learning from the battle tested vets on the Chargers roster.
Williams – The teams sixth-round draft choice in 2013 had a memorable first sack, forcing a fumble by taking down Peyton Manning from behind. He also recorded 10 tackles in limited playing time as he acclimated himself to the NFL.
Law - A highly coveted commodity after tearing up the CFL, Law joins the Chargers looking to mimic his success north of the border. He dominated with the Calgary Stampeders in 2013, recording 44 tackles and an impressive 14.0 sacks.
Underwood – Illinois State linebacker ranks third in school history with 44 tackles for loss and fourth with 21.5 sacks.