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Transcript - Practice (Sept. 20, 2019)

WEEK 3 — PODIUM AVAILABILITY

Friday, September 20, 2019 | Hoag Performance Center | Costa Mesa, Calif.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS HEAD COACH ANTHONY LYNN

On C Mike Pouncey:

“He’s a veteran guy, some days he will get a rest day like that just to get through the season. I watched how [Jets Head Coach] Adam Gase used him [when they were] in Miami. He was on a program there as well and he made it all 16 games. He played all 16 games for us last year on a program, so that will be pretty common.”

On K Michael Badgley:

“Badgley kicked better this week. It’s still a game-time decision. We’ll kick him in pregame and see how he feels. I was much more encouraged by him this week.

“I prefer [a kicker] to be 100 percent, yes.

“He kicked well this week. Like I said, we’ll kick him in pregame and see if he still kicks the same way. We’ll make that decision. If he’s not our kicker, [P] Ty [Long] has been kicking here the whole time. We have a lot of confidence in Ty. He kicked well the first week. The second week, he missed a couple. That’s unusual for him. If he has to kick again, he will.”

On strong safety:

“[S Roderic] Teamer has been getting a lot of reps this week. We’re going to look at Teamer. He got a lot of reps there in training camp. We have a lot of confidence in that young man as well, but he’s young and he missed the last couple of weeks. If, for some reason, he’s not picking it up the way that we want him to, we can make a switch.

“Some of that is just not wanting to make two moves, absolutely. I think [S] Rayshawn [Jenkins] has done a heck of a job at free safety. I like his speed back there. His tackling has been decent back there. He had his first interception. That didn’t surprise me, the way he breaks on the ball. He does it all the time in practice. [S] Nasir [Adderley] is a good free safety as well. Rayshawn has really stepped up. He has been consistent and he has been there the whole time while Nasir missed the whole training camp.

“That’s the logical move, [if we have to] is to go Rayshawn to strong safety and make a move at free safety with either Nasir or [S] Jaylen [Watkins].”

On LB Denzel Perryman:

“I thought that he looked his best since he came back off the surgery, to be honest with you. He’s going to play.”

On balancing Perryman and LB Kyzir White’s reps:

“Kyzir, he’s doing a heck of a job, but he has a lot to learn. He’s still learning. It’s just, now that Denzel is up to speed, we’re going to get him back in there because we’re different when he’s in the game versus the run. Kyzir will still get some reps, but not as many.

“Sometimes, it just depends on how the game is going. He did get some OTTO reps for us in training camp, but it depends on how the game is going. You can say all day on Friday about how you’re going to rotate guys and then when the game starts, that completely changes.”

On LB Jatavis Brown possibly returning:

“Absolutely. He looked good running around this week as well. JB not only helps as a linebacker, he helps in the dime package, he helps in special teams. We’ve missed him.”

On early injuries:

“I’ve never had this many this early, to be honest with you. This is usually what you see around Week 12, Week 13. Some of the adversity hit sooner than we thought. We have a team that [says], ‘Next man up,’ and we deal with it.”

On WR Mike Williams:

“I’m excited for Mike because he worked through it. He was in some pain last week. We didn’t know how much he was going to play. He played a lot. He made it through all of the practices this week. I think he’s grown as a young professional. He’s fine.

“Probably less pain. He’s not 100 percent, but yeah.”

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