July 24, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith walks across the field during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Morning Dump

That’s what he’ll be with the Chargers, a mobile threat whose main job is to flush the pocket and hunt quarterbacks.

SAN DIEGO — Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has made all of his team’s 103 regular season and postseason starts since 2006, which leaves few snaps and opportunities for the backup signal-caller.

The Chargers have missed the postseason for two straight seasons and have one playoff win in the last four years. Despite the underachieving effort, team President Dean Spanos brought back both general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner, much to the dismay of many fans.

Republican and former Chargers football player Burt Grossman is running against Sweetwater trustee Pearl Quiñones for a seat on the school board.

The Chargers spent the spring integrating key new players and coaches they hope will be the difference in getting them back to the playoffs after a two-year absence that has Norv Turner’s job in jeopardy.

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