Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Takeo Spikes (51) is held back by teammates as he argues with referee John Parry (one from right) before being ejected during a game against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

How many referees does it take to tackle Takeo Spikes? Sad to see the veteran linebacker go, but the writing was on the wall.

I think I like this format for the morning dump a little better… mainly because it is easier to kick out!

…and dump:

Chargers release 15-year vet Takeo Spikes
USA TODAY
“Takeo is a true professional and a class act,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said in a statement. “We’re grateful for his many contributions to the Chargers organization, both on and off the field, and wish him nothing but the best in the ..

Chargers release 15-year veteran LB Takeo Spikes, who has never been to 
Fox News
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers have released linebacker Takeo Spikes in their first major move under new general manager Tom Telesco. The 36-year-old Spikes has played 15 NFL seasons, including the last two with San Diego. He has started 215 

Offseason Playbook: Chargers
ESPN
In a new offseason series, Insider takes an in-depth look at NFL teams before free agency begins March 12. What is each team’s philosophy on offense and defense, biggest needs and one player who could make for an ideal signing in free agency?

Redskins hire ex-Chargers GM Smith
Fox News
The 64-year-old Smith helped the Chargers to five AFC West titles during his 10-year run as GM and was named the NFL’s Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers Association in 2004. However, he was relieved of his duties in January after San

Redskins hire AJ Smith
ESPN
Smith spent nine years as general manager of the San DiegoChargers before he was fired on Dec. 31. Smith joins his son, Kyle, who has been an area scout for the Redskins for the past two seasons. The Redskins announced the move Wednesday.

Nick Novak Kicking Academy on Sunday
Chargers.com
Visit the San Diego Chargers Official Pro Shop for the largest selection of chargers gear anywhere. Shop.Chargers.com has you covered when it comes to jerseys, men’s and women’s apparel, hats, gear for kids, authentic memorabilia, and exclusive products.

Bills guard Andy Levitre makes some sense for Chargers
U-T San Diego
The Chargers have inside information on Levitre, 6-foot-2 and 306 pounds. They hired the two line coaches who directed him for the last three years in Buffalo, Joe D’Alessandris and Paul Dees. The adjustment to a new system, therefore, would be less 

Prospect Profile: Jonathan Cooper
Chargers.com
In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2013 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 25th. We continue the series with a scouting report of 

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