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Michael Bennett Still in the Mix

RB Michael Bennett (Chris Graythen/Getty)

When the San Diego Chargers selected RB Gartrell Johnson in the fourth round of this year's draft, many suspected the writing was on the wall for veteran Michael Bennett. However, because of the evolution of San Diego's offense and a renewed emphasis on the running game, Bennett has a chance to stick around and possibly contribute.

Nine-year veteran Michael Bennett knows the offseason competition will be intense. In front of him on depth chart are future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson, franchise player Darren Sproles and fourth-round pick Gartrell Johnson. However, anyone counting out Bennett is jumping the gun. Although Bennett will likely be no better than the No. 4 halfback, he has many reasons to feel optimistic...

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