Though we are not sure as to whether or not the Chargers’ first-round pick, Joey Bosa, will play in Week 5 against the Oakland Raiders, we do know that defensive tackle Damion Square will be back in the fold after serving his four-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
“I made a mistake,” Square said via ESPN.com right after news of the suspension came down. “It’s one that you always want to take back, but you can’t take it back. So you just take it and move on; it’s one day at a time. My teammates accepted me, which I knew that they would, because this is a great group of guys.
“You always wonder how a mistake like this is going to affect your job, but it is one day at a time.”
The fourth-year veteran will be playing in his third season with the Bolts. Sparingly used throughout his tenure with San Diego, the 6-foot-2, 293-pound defensive lineman has tallied 10 total tackles, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery over his career. Though those stats are very unspectacular, Square was making his presence known at times last season and during the preseason.
If nothing else, he can provide starters such as Brandon Mebane and Corey Liuget a breather from time to time, keeping them fresh. As it stands now, former fifth-round pick Ryan Carrethers has been inactive each week due to his inability to make an impact.
I would envision that Square would immediately leapfrog Carrethers on the depth chart and be active on game days.
Dave Booga Peters