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Practice Report: Who Impressed Against the Saints?


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Keenan Allen started the day off by schooling CB Ken Crawley for a touchdown on the first play of one-on-ones.

Mike Williams' first catch of the day was a deep bomb TD he caught in stride from Philip Rivers. Williams had several impressive receptions on the day, including one in the end zone that he rose sky-high to pluck out of the air with his strong hands.

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The Bolts ended the Saints' two-minute drill in grand fashion. Melvin Ingram brought the heat to Drew Brees, and Desmond King read the QB's eyes as he broke on the ball, picking it off and returning it the other way for the TD.

Melvin Ingram helped end another two-minute drill with a strip-sack of Drew Brees that was recovered by Darius Philon.

Michael Davis not only broke up a pass in the back of the end zone with tight coverage on WR Michael Thomas, he showed terrific concentration to also pick it off after the ball momentarily drifted in the air.

Philip Rivers floated one up for Virgil Green, who made a sprawling catch to move the chains while being draped by a defender.

Geremy Davis snared a back-shoulder catch on a perfect route.

Kyzir White authored an interception along the right sideline.

Derek Watt caught a quick pass at the goal line for the touchdown.

Travis Benjamin blew passed the entire defense on his way to a 50-plus yard touchdown without a defender in sight.

Keenan Allen showed off his strong hands by snaring a bullet over the middle, and then turned on the jets to blow past the Saints on his way to a long touchdown.

Artavis Scott jumped high to haul in a 30-yard strike downfield.

Cardale Jones fired over the middle to Andre Patton for a 20-yard TD.

Drew Kaser booted a monster punt that traveled 60 yards in the year inside the Saints' 10-yard line.


Ricky Henne's Take:

The Chargers' wide receiver corps continues to crush it, especially Mike Williams. Last year's first-round pick keeps showing why he was drafted seventh overall, making several buzzworthy plays throughout the day. Perhaps even more impressive, and not nearly as noticeable, is how consistent he's been day in and day out with the mundane details. In fact, Philip Rivers praised Williams for that aspect of his game after practice. On the defensive side of the ball, Michael Davis, Kyzir White and Desmond King each flashed with impressive interceptions.

Hayley Elwood's Take:

Joint practices always bring about a special kind of competition, and the defense had a day on Wednesday against the New Orleans Saints. It was a pick-a-palooza with Michael Davis, Kyzir White and Desmond King all notching interceptions on the day. King ended up running his back for what would have been good for six. On the flip side, Mike Williams continued his training camp run of making highlight-reel catches, and Travis Benjamin showed off his speed.

Chris Hayre's Take:

It may sound like a broken record, but Mike Williams had another stellar practice on Wednesday. Williams was dominant during 1-on-1 drills with New Orleans' defensive backs and has looked more confident by the day. Overall, the Chargers' wide receiving corps had some impressive moments against the Saints. Led by Keenan Allen, it's no doubt a position of strength heading into September.


Former UFC Champion Chuck Liddell took in the action from the sideline.

The joint practice marked the return of former Chargers Drew Brees, Manti Te'o, Michael Ola and Patrick Robinson.

The last open practice of training camp is on Thursday when the Bolts once again go up against the Saints.


"I don't remember anything (Drew Brees) said (when we played together), I just remember the way he went about his work. He was unbelievable in his preparation and week to week, it didn't matter if we won, lost, he threw the game winner, he threw the pick to (lose the) game; he was the same guy all week long and that was good for me to see another guy do it. It's a long season. You're going to have a turnover. You're going to make some bad plays. You're going to win some big-time games if you come from behind. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, you've got to be the same no matter what. He didn't tell me that, but I saw that every day in those two years."- QB Philip Rivers

"I felt like I got better today. I had a couple plays, felt like I could've made them, but it's football. You make some plays, you miss some, but tomorrow we'll come out here, make some more plays, watch the film later and get better."- WR Mike Williams

"It's night-and-day from day one. All those guys have gotten better and they continue to get better every week. Come Sept. 9, we'll see where they're at. Some of those guys you might find in the starting lineup." - Head Coach Anthony Lynn on the rookies.


Check out the best photos from today's joint Training Camp practice with the New Orleans Saints.

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