Chargers’ Nasir Adderley named front-runner as primary kick returner

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The Chargers’ remodeled special teams department is taking shape.

According to head coach Brandon Staley, safety Nasir Adderley has the lead to serve as the team’s primary kick returner.

During the preseason, it was Justin Jackson, Larry Rountree, K.J. Hill and Adderley who were all in competition for the job.

Last season, Tyron Johnson and Joe Reed and Adderley returned kicks and it was the former second-round pick who was the most superior out of the trio.

On 11 attempts, Adderley totaled 318 yards, with an average of 28.9 yards per return.

Staley also added that Hill will be the punt returner to begin the season.