Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

Our general manager stepped in front of the media and impressed. He has said all the right things and getting the people excited about how he handles his first offseason.

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The Chargers general manager plans to speak with the left tackle in the coming weeks, “probably” before the new league year and free agency period both begin on March 12, Telesco said Thursday. He expressed hope the conversation could occur face-to-face rather than on the phone but acknowledged not every player resides in San Diego during the offseason.

INDIANAPOLIS — Chargers RB Ryan Mathews failed to stay injury-free in 2012 after lofty expectations were set by then-head coach Norv Turner. He broke both clavicles and played in 12 games, but the Chargers’ new brass still has confidence in the 2010 first-round pick.

The circus that is the annual NFL Combine has pitched its tents in Indianapolis for the weekend. Anyone looking for a good place to eat in Indy (and can’t get reservations at St. Elmo) should just ask new Chargers general manager Tom Telesco.

Tom Telesco has seemingly done it all in Indianapolis.  After all, he spent 15 seasons as a prominent member of the Colts front office. During his tenure, the team underwent a massive turnaround, posting one of the most successful eras in NFL history, culminating in two Super Bowl appearances and one victory.

COMMENTARY | Offensive line support is the most pressing offseason need facing new San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and general manager Tom Telesco. One of the deepest and most talented offensive line classes in recent memory highlights the 2013 NFL draft, and that gives Telesco no shortage of options with San Diego’s No. 11 selection.

When the Chargers overhauled their coaching staff in recent weeks, John Pagano was the top-ranking survivor.

Pagano, 45, will enter his second season in charge of the defense. In that regard, the Chargers want him to fare more like Ron Rivera and Wade Phillips than like Ted Cottrell and Dale Lindsey.

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