Morning Dump

After a dominant 2011 season, Mercilus is one of the most intriguing defensive players on the board. He is considered one of the most dangerous players on the board for the very same reason.

San Diego general manager A.J. Smith bluntly ended speculation about linebacker Takeo Spikes’ future with the Chargers, telling U-T San Diego on Saturday that the defensive captain will be with the team in 2012 for his second season with the ‘Bolts and his 15th season overall in the NFL.

Chargers general manager A.J. Smith has put his desire to retain Vincent Jackson out in the open. The team’s star receiver will be an unrestricted free agent next month — and with the Chargers highly unlikely to apply the franchise tag in this instance, Jackson will hit the open market.

As the San Diego Chargers prepare to potentially overhaul their roster, many have speculated that veteran linebacker Takeo Spikes will be one of several current members of the team to be jettisoned.

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