Chargers WR Gary Banks didn’t have a strong preseason-opener, catching just one ball for 11 yards and muffing a punt after colliding with a teammate, but he had some encouraging news Thursday.

Banks worked as a gunner on the first-team punt unit, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. While any receiver wants the ball in their hands, a fourth or fifth option on a team has to contribute on special teams in order to make the 53-man roster.

Banks still has an uphill climb, but could carve out a niche for himself on the Chargers if he can perform well on coverage. He will get his next chance to impress Saturday against Dallas.