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Miami Dolphins 2017 season preview: Week 2 at Los Angeles Chargers

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Sunday, we started a series of posts that will give us a pre-training camp preview of all 13 of the Miami Dolphins’ 2017 regular season opponents. Today, we move to Week 2, with a look at the Los Angeles Chargers.

The guys over at Bolts from the Blue helped us out with a look at the Chargers as they move from San Diego to their first season in Los Angeles. We asked them for the club’s top free agent additions, main free agent losses, trades, some storylines heading into training camp, and any notable injuries the team currently has.

Notable free agent additions

OT Russell Okung, S Tre Boston

Notable free agent departures

OT King Dunlap, OG D.J. Fluker, WR Stevie Johnson, CB Brandon Flowers

Trades

None

Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies

OG Forrest Lamp, WR Mike Williams, CB Desmond King

Biggest offseason addition

OT Russell Okung

Biggest storyline heading into training camp

Aside from the obvious fact that the Chargers are playing in Carson instead of San Diego this year, the biggest storyline is that the offensive line will have new starters at as many as four of the five positions.

Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp

It will be interesting to see how the defense which was actually pretty good last season does under new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley who will have them moving from a base 34 to base 43 defense.

Notable injuries heading into training camp

Somehow, there are not really any notable injuries for the Chargers heading into training camp (save some nagging issues for first round pick Mike Williams).

Miami Dolphins 2017 season schedule:

Week 1
vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Setpember 10, 1pm

Week 2
at Los Angeles Chargers
September 17, 4:05pm

Week 3
at New York Jets
September 24, 1pm

Week 4
vs. New Orleans Saints (London)
October 1, 9:30am

Week 5
vs. Tennessee Titans
October 8, 1pm

Week 6
at Atlanta Falcons
October 15, 1pm

Week 7
vs. New York Jets
October 22, 1pm

Week 8
at Baltimore Ravens
October 26, 8:25pm (TNF)

Week 9
vs. Oakland Raiders
November 5, 8:30pm (SNF)

Week 10
at Carolina Panthers
November 13, 8:30pm (MNF)

Week 11
BYE

Week 12
at New England Patriots
November 26, 1pm

Week 13
vs. Denver Broncos
December 3, 1pm

Week 14
vs. New England Patriots
December 11, 8:30pm (MNF)

Week 15
at Buffalo Bills
December 17, 1pm

Week 16
at Kansas City Chiefs
December 24, 1pm

Week 17
vs. Buffalo Bills
December 31, 1pm