Schottenheimer: Wideout has grasped system
The Chargers obtained McCardell from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two draft picks on Tuesday, just before the NFL trading deadline. McCardell was the league's last holdout, skipping the first six games with Tampa Bay because he was unhappy his contract wasn't renegotiated.
"It's not out of the realm of possibility that Keenan starts," coach Marty Schottenheimer said Friday.
"He has some history in this system, but it was a long time ago," Schottenheimer said. "But he has come along and had no problems at all."
Schottenheimer wasn't sure if wide receiver Bobby Shaw, signed as a free agent on Tuesday, will play against Carolina.
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