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Sto­ry­line of the week

Kids make pres­ence felt: The young play­ers on the Charg­ers ros­ter are stand­ing out. Third-round rookie LB Kyzir White has taken over as a starter. Rookie FS Der­win James worked with the starters for the first time and in­ter­cepted a Drew Brees pass in­tended for WR Ted Ginn Jr. on the third play of the game. RG For­rest Lamp will have one fi­nal tuneup this week be­fore the team learns whether he will be ready for the opener. “When he’s ready to go, we’re def­i­nitely go­ing to get him in the ro­ta­tion,” head coach An­thony Lynn told ESPN. “If he’s not the starter, For­rest played tackle in col­lege and played guard for us last year (be­fore his in­jury). He’s a ver­sa­tile guy. We’re def­i­nitely go­ing to use him.”

Rookie to watch

RB De­trez New­some seems to be get­ting bet­ter the more he plays. Last week against the Saints, he scored the Charg­ers’ lone touch­down while play­ing with the start­ing unit. New­some ap­pears to have earned a ros­ter spot after his pre­sea­son play.

Kyle Posey, Charg­ers Wire

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