Chargers WR Eddie Royal was miscast last season in a Broncos offense that turned to power-running signal-caller Tim Tebow. During workouts this week it was clear that he could become the safety valve that Rivers has missed since Darren Sproles left for New Orleans.
"He's a real smooth receiver," HC Norv Turner said. "He reminds me of Charlie Joiner, and reminds me of Henry Ellard, guys that I've been around. He's very deceptive. And sometimes he doesn't look like he's going that fast, and he's hauling."