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Ex-Aztec Dombrowski moves to front of line

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Johnny Lightning, May 19, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    Good thing it's only May.

    Good thing for the Chargers and good thing for Brandyn Dombrowski – because that was Dombrowski working with the first team at left tackle Monday on the opening day of offseason coaching sessions.

    It was part fill-in, part audition for the guard out of San Diego State, who played about a half-dozen collegiate snaps at tackle. As Dombrowski took part in drills alongside Pro Bowl guard Kris Dielman, starter Marcus McNeill and backup L.J. Shelton worked on the side rehabbing injuries that shouldn't keep them out come summertime.

    What Dombrowski can accomplish for himself is perhaps solidifying a roster spot. What he can do for the Chargers is provide a versatile option.

    “Anything you can do to help you make the team, you're going to do it,” said Dombrowski, an undrafted free agent in 2008 who spent last season on the practice squad.

    Dombrowski worked as an opposing tackle in practice last season. With hard work over the next three-plus months, he believes he could be a viable backup by the start of the season.

    With a number of tricky roster decisions to make each Sunday, the more positions a lineman can play, the better his chances of being on the roster and being active.

    “He's a versatile guy,” coach Norv Turner said of the 6-foot-5, 323-pound Dombrowski. “It helps him a lot.”

    Looking for Mo

    Kevin Burnett worked mostly with the third team in the Chargers'base defense but did take a few snaps with the first team. Burnett, who as a free agent signed a two-year deal with almost $5 million guaranteed, was with the first team when the defense was in sub packages.

    Burnett being on the field on passing downs is almost a given come September. Whether it will be he, Tim Dobbins or Matt Wilhelm at “Mo” linebacker in the base defense remains to be seen.

    “We have to find out if he's an every-down player,” defensive coordinator Ron Rivera said. “And we have to find out if other guys are every-down players.”

    Nuts 'n' Bolts

    Malcom Floyd was back in form Monday, his first practice with the team after sitting out minicamp because he had not signed his contract. Floyd made a number of fantastic catches.

    Turner has been highly complimentary of tight end Kris Wilson, whose emergence on special teams and at tight end late in the season hastened the release of Scott Chandler. Said Turner: “He's having a very strong offseason.”

    Receiver Buster Davis, the 2007 first-round pick who has been severely slowed by injuries, is noticeably bigger. The hope would be that the bulk will translate into sustained health.

  2. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

    Jul 27, 2007
    Great, great and encouraging!

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