Jan 6, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA;Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie (78) smiles after beating the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 in the AFC Wild Card playoff game at M

Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

Could we have that big boy on our roster in a few weeks? We need to get that offensive line all set and we should see some movement in the next few weeks with the draft just a couple of weeks away.

Bryant McKinnie on a cheap, short contract? Why not! We should have done the same thing with Jared Gaither.


Chargers reach out to Bryant McKinnie, no deal close
The Chargers have a glaring need at left tackle, and it appears they’re making a contingency plan if they can’t draft one. According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, the Chargers have reached out to the agent for Ravens free agent Bryant McKinnie, 

Chargers make preliminary inquiry about Bryant McKinnie, source says
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The San Diego Chargers made a preliminary inquiry to free agent offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. McKinnie, 33, is an unrestricted free agent who started every game in the playoffs after 

Chargers Mock Draft: Todd McShay is Way Off
Bolts from the Blue
It’s one thing for me to be an expert on the San Diego Chargers, it’s a whole other thing to be an expert on every draft-eligible player. Not to mention, the people doing the mock drafts have to know enough about NFL teams to figure out their present 

Bryant McKinnie, Chargers reportedly begin talks
NFL News
McKinnie has expressed a desire to return to Baltimore, but not at a “hometown discount” price. His decision could come down to money. It sounds like neither the Ravens nor the Chargers are ready to meet his asking price just yet. Follow Chris 

2013 NFL mock draft: Terron Armstead to San Diego Chargers
SB Nation
John Gennaro: “Since making my first round selection, the Chargershave released starting left tackle Jared Gaither. They’ll need to find a stud to fill his shoes and protect Philip Rivers’ blind-side, and that could certainly be Armstead. “Terron 

Chargers mailbag: Offense begins build
U-T San Diego
San Diego has a new offense under coach Mike McCoy and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. As the team installs the building blocks during the ongoing first phase of its workout program, most of the skill position players who will make this roster 

Kiper sees Chargers tackle options narrowing
U-T San Diego
To draft a prize left tackle such as Lane Johnson or Eric Fisher, the Chargers (or Dolphins) may have to trade up to the top 10. The scenario isn’t new but is gaining traction in the mainstream media. Mel Kiper Jr. and his ESPN colleague Chris 

Chargers inquire about LT Bryant McKinnie
U-T San Diego
An athletic, yet-to-be-drafted rookie could be the Chargers‘ left tackle in 2013. Or, perhaps, they’ll go the veteran route. San Diego reached out Wednesday to the representation of Bryant McKinnie, the latest of a “couple general discussions” between 

Path to the Draft: Part 2 – Pro Days
Just two weeks away from the start of the NFL Draft the Chargers scouting department enters their final stretch of preparation, part of which includes a crucial element called pro days. We explore this part of the draft preparation in part two of our

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Ernie: Did you know that Junior Seau actually decked Ryan Leaf and the other guys on the team high fived Seau? Omg, I laughed.

    They were writing about the Chargers’ worst draft pick and Ryan Leaf was the only name. Then the wrote about all the Chargers’ good picks with Junior being on there.
    The guys pranked Leaf and had room service billed to him. He refused to pay and turned all the teammates into management.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      you should have seen the madness that leaf had done with the team. I am assuming you missed out on some of that. He was a mess. A crybaby of all quarterbacks and just made our team look more and more foolish with that selection. Leaf is running around randomly and Peyton Manning is still performing at a top level. Can you even imagine that there were questions on which would turn out to be the better quarterback? JUST DANG!

      • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

        I loved that Junior handled it. omg, he whacked the guy.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Ernie I remember you really disliked the possibility of signing McKinnie, I know he’s a headcase, but nobody can be as bad as Gaither, and clearly he’s an upgrade to Mike Harris.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i think i am alright with McKinnie now. if it is a short deal and cheap, then i cant really argue too much. just dont feed him too much

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Heck ya, other then last year when he was benched for awhile he never missed a game in like 7-8 years in a row. Gaither will never be able to say anything like that.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Other teams have brought in veteran QB’s to not be forced to take or trade up for a QB, can’t argue with signing McKinnie under the same concept.
    I know how important and how much they need a LT, but I still don’t want to trade my 1st-2nd round picks to get one.

  • 1961 Fan

    Other than to “pick up a check” what motivation does McKinnie have to sign with the Bolts? He just got a winners Super Bowl ring and he certainly does not want to end his career with a ring around the toilet bowl!