The Chargers are keeping six WRs having to deal with the Williams injury, which seems to keep adding weeks on the end. Guyton, Reed and Hill will likely battle it out for the second and third WR roles. Hill was having a good camp and seems to be in line for one of the spots. The Chargers prefer to have speed, which gives Guyton and Reed an edge.
It's a big blow to the Chargers offense, potentially losing their W2. Reported timelines are saying 2-4 weeks. The good news is the Chargers had some guys stepping up at WR recently that we highlighted in the news this week - mainly Jennings, Hill and Reed. Although not a speedster, Hill seemed to have the edge for the WR3 spot before Williams injury.
Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams went for tests after coming down hard on his right shoulder during Sunday’s practice and he’s reportedly set to miss time as a result of the injury.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Williams is considered week-to-week after being evaluated by doctors and diagnosed as a sprain. It’s unclear at this point if he’ll be cleared in time to face the Bengals in Cincinnati in Week 1.
Williams posted career bests with 49 catches and 1,001 yards during the 2019 season. He's expected to start opposite Allen with the real battle for the team's WR3 role. Hill has the edge, according to reports from Sunday, but the team is looking for more speed at that position, which more favors Jennings and Reed.