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Chargers Day 1 Combine Recap


The whole NFL world has made it to Indianapolis for the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine.

That includes Chargers Head Coach Brandon Staley and his staff, along with other members of the Bolts front office.

Staley made the media rounds Tuesday morning, stopping by to chat with SiriusXM NFL Radio, CBS Sports and Pro Football Talk.

He also met with local beat reporters and said he feels a sense of excitement being at the Combine and knowing the 2023 offseason is in full swing.

"As a competitor, you're watching the playoffs go on … I think that's always been the toughest thing for me, is just knowing that other people are playing," Staley said. "Until that last game is played, it's never easy and so once the Super Bowl is played, that's when you really feel like you're past, you're moving on to the next thing.

"Now you're moving forward and that's an energizing thing," Staley added.

The Main Thing

There were multiple takeaways from Staley's session with beat reporters, including how new coordinators Kellen Moore (offense) and Derrick Ansley (defense) have fit in early on.

But as the start of free agency looms in two weeks, perhaps the biggest nugget from Staley is that Jamaree Salyer will have a starting role in 2023.

The Bolts are unsure of where that spot will be, though it won't be at left tackle with Rashawn Slater set to return from a torn biceps.

Staley left open the possibility of Salyer starting at either guard or tackle this coming season, depending on what happens in the coming weeks and months in terms of roster management.

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Justin Herbert has a pretty good Combine week back in 2020.

It was only three years ago that Herbert impressed everyone in Indianapolis, which led to the Bolts taking him with the No. 6 overall pick.

A Peek Ahead

On-field drills don't start until Tuesday and there's a buzz to get them going here in Indianapolis.

But Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco is scheduled to chat with local media members on Wednesday.

We'll also be on the lookout for various NFL experts to give their takes on what the Bolts should do this offseason and players to watch in the draft.

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