The Chargers quarterback completed a pass for a touchdown to receiver Travis Benjamin on the first play of red-zone drills. A couple of plays later, Rivers handed off to running back Branden Oliver, who rushed for a touchdown. Later in the red-zone-heavy 21/2-hour practice, Rivers completed a pass to tight end Hunter Henry in the corner of the end zone.
It was Rivers’ first time playing in the 27,000-seat stadium, though he said he had visited the facility before.
“It was good to get a feel of it,” Rivers said after practice. “As a passer I like to get the sight lines and all your depth perception and all those things kind of situated, where play clocks are — all those things that obviously you have all of preseason to do, but every time you come in here you want to take advantage of it.”
Rivers said it felt like a typical practice a week into training camp and that several areas needed improvement.
“If we were perfect today, there would be a little bit of concern,” he said. “There was nothing alarming, like we’re in trouble, but there was also, ‘Hey, we’ve got a lot of work left to do.’”
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was impressed with how his team finished the workout — which included hitting, but no tackling — but said he was concerned by a slow start.
“I don’t know if it was nerves or what, but we couldn’t hold onto the football,” Lynn said. “We couldn’t make a contested catch, but I thought the guys got better as the…
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