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since the start of last season. They soon may be looking for their sixth.Coach Anthony Lynn said Monday that he is evaluating the kicking game after Caleb Sturgis missed a field goal and two extra points in Sunday's 29-27 win over San Francisco .Lynn did not place all the blame on Sturgis Womens Isaac Rochell Jersey , but he also hasn't ruled out bringing kickers in for tryouts as the Chargers (2-2) prepare to host Oakland this week."We are looking at the entire process. We've had the snapper and holder here the entire time. It can't be that all these kickers are bad," Lynn said.Long snapper Mike Windt is in his ninth season with the Chargers and is among the team's longest-tenured players. Punter Drew Kaser also handles holding duties but Philip Rivers was the holder during the second half of a Week 3 loss to the Rams when Kaser was injured.The Chargers have the lowest accuracy rate on extra points (84.3 percent) and field goals (69.2 percent) since the start of last season. As much as Lynn would love to maintain continuity, he is evaluating everything in order to get things on track."There's so much that goes on with the snap and the hold that can affect the kicker. Now we have to look at the entire process," Lynn said. "We should be beyond that right now. We should all be on the same page right now moving in the right direction."Sturgis is in his sixth season in the league and signed as a free agent after three years with Philadelphia. He is seven of nine on field goals but six of nine on extra points.Sturgis came into the season with only four misses on 70 PAT attempts since 2015. He said the reason for the three missed on kicks Sunday was that he needs to hit the ball more solid."You have to keep your head in there and not make a bad situation worse," Sturgis said after the game. "It is a pretty low point but you have to get past it fast because if you sit here and talk about it for another week you may have the same results."It wasn't an awful day for the entire special teams unit. The Chargers found another punt returner after Desmond King averaged 20.5 yards on four returns. His 55-yarder late in the second quarter helped set up a Sturgis 48-yard field goal to tie the game at 17 at halftime.King said he didn't find out until Saturday that he was going to be returning punts due to a nagging foot injury to Travis Benjamin and JJ Jones being inactive. The second-year cornerback, who returned punts at Iowa, will have the job for at least a couple more weeks.Lynn said King is not explosive as a returner, but he can run through tackles and pick up a lot of yards after contact."They really trusted me back there. That's why I did it," King said. "I've been asking to go back there and return it. It felt natural to get the ball back in my hands and return it."Notes: Defensive tackle Corey Liuget returned to the team complex after serving his four-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance. Liuget said he worked out in San Jose during the suspension and is hopeful of being in the lineup against the Raiders. ... Offensive tackle Russell Okung will be evaluated later in the week after missing the second half against the 49ers due to a groin injury. If Okung is unable to play, Sam Tevi would move to left tackle and Trent Scott would play right tackle. ... Linebacker Kyzir White had knee surgery on Monday. Lynn said it was a minor procedure and he didn't have a timetable on how long White would be out.Follow Joe Reedy at joereedyChargers-Cardinals Final Score: Los Angeles Chargers Lose to the Arizona Cardinals 24-17 With Philip Rivers on the sideline in street clothes, Cardale Jones took the first snaps from under center for the Los Angeles Chargers. He was unable to get the offense going and Drew Kaser came on to punt. He outkicked his coverage a bit, but the coverage was poor and only the turf monster saved a touchdown.Sam Bradford and the Cardinals offense took over in Chargers’ territory and immediately started feeding the ball to David Johnson. The Cardinals star running back looked unstoppable. The offensive line created substantial holes, but he hit them decisively and was difficult to take down in the open field.Johnson then gave way to Chase Edmonds, but that did not seem to help the defense much as the Cardinals continued to run the ball down the defense’s collective throats.A false start on the 3-yard line gave the defense a reprieve and they were able to stiffen tackling Ricky Seals-Jones short of the end zone after a short pass and then stopping John Wetzel for no gain on 3rd down. The Cardinals went for it on 4th down and it initially looked as though they stopped the runner, but somehow he kept his feet moving and sneaked into the end zone. On replay, it still appeared the runner may have been down Authentic Brandon Mebane Jersey , but the ruling on the field was upheld. Kyzir White celebrated the stop prematurely. That’s a teachable moment for the rookie.Cardale Jones’ second drive was certainly an improvement on the first. Melvin Gordon had a nice 12-yard run on 1st & 10 from midfield. Artavis Scott had a big time 10-yard reception on a 3rd & 8. An illegal block in the back penalty largely killed the drive, but they still got points out of it when Caleb Sturgis converted from 45 yards.Josh Rosen’s first game action was forgettable. The Cardinals went three-and-out with the only positive yardage a six-yard pass from Rosen to Holmes.Russell Hansbrough had a nice 8-yard run to end the 1st quarter. Austin Ekeler’s first touch of the night went for 20 yards right up the middle. A pair of Jones completions gave the Chargers a fresh set of downs inside the Arizona 30, but a Jones incompletion was followed by a Jones fumble and the Cardinals got the ball back.Rosen’s second drive was more impressive as he started it by completing a 21-yard pass against Derwin James, but the Cardinals next three plays only managed to move one yard before Andy Lee came on to punt. Uchenna Nwosu flashed some impressive pass rushing ability against Arizona’s 2s.Cardale Jones took a sack on 1st down and Sean Culking fumbled on 2nd down, but he was rescued by a questionable penalty against the Cardinals. A pair of ineffective Ekeler runs were followed by a scramble for first down by Jones. Ekeler was stopped for a loss to open the new set of downs, Culkin hauled in another pass for 13 yards, and on 3rd & 1 Jones missed Mike Williams to force a Drew Kaser punt from midfield.The run defense stiffened on 1st and 2nd down then Michael Davis came up big with a pass deflection on 3rd down. Another Andy Lee punt returned the ball to the Chargers.Geno Smith got his first action of the preseason. His first pass was dropped. Two plays later, the Chargers’ most explosive player, Austin Ekeler turned a short pass into a 39-yard gain. The drive then stalled out following a holding penalty on Zach Golditch.


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