Jan 1, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks (78) prays on the bench before a game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Steelers won 13-9. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

AFC West links: Max Starks joins Chargers
ESPN (blog)
Left tackle Max Starks, who spent his first nine seasons with the Steelers, agreed to a one-year deal with the Chargers. GM Tom Telesco deserves credit for upgrading a position that was a serious weakness last season, writes Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego.

Chargers CEO: Team won’t move to Los Angeles
San Diego Chargers president and CEO Dean Spanos said Tuesday that his team won’t move to Los Angeles and expressed a firm commitment to the city, reports NFL.com. Spanos says the team will continue to search for options to replace Qualcomm 

Chargers‘ Freeney addition creates more questions than answers
If the San Diego Chargers could find any silver lining in Melvin Ingram’s extremely unfortunate ACL tear, it was that two veteran pass rushers — Dwight Freeney and John Abraham — still sat unsigned on the free-agent market. The Chargers wasted little 

How long can the San Diego Chargers hide linebacker Manti Te’o?
It wasn’t until the San Diego Chargers called Te’o’s name in the second round that he did emerge to meet with the media and get introduced as the team’s second selection in the draft. Since then, though, there hasn’t been a peep from Te’o out of the 

Keenan Allen: ‘It won’t happen again’
San Diego Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen apologized Monday for posting a photo of himself online wearing an Oakland Raiders cap, saying he didn’t think it would cause the stir that it did. [+] Enlarge Keenan Allen. Kent C. Horner/Getty 

San Diego Chargers & Oakland Raiders Sign Max Starks & Charles Woodson
The AFC West isn’t going to be as easy as it was last season for the Denver Broncos, or at least the San Diego Chargers and especially the Oakland Raiders won’t be as bad as they were. The Chargers added a much needed left tackle in Max Starks, while 

Chargers LB Ingram has knee surgery
Kansas City Star
May 21. By Sports Network. The Sports Network. San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Tuesday. Order Reprints 

Left tackle Starks, Chargers agree to 1-year deal
Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — Left tackle Max Starks agreed to a one-year contract with the San DiegoChargers to help protect Philip Rivers’ blind side. Starks, who is 6-foot-8 and 345 pounds, spent his first nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played every 


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

    The media folks act like they never had a press conference with T’eo. It was happening every stinking day.

    • PakMaN

      I’m so happy to see TT/MM basically telling the media to go fuck themselves. This ain’t the jets.

      Acee spent all day complaining about it on twitter.

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

        Exactly. This guy is a rookie. He shouldn’t be in front of the camera, being the center of attention, every day. You are right. This is not the Jets. I hope they hold firm. T’eo does not run the show.

        It has to be also causing problems with other players… They aren’t getting this kind of attention with the media.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Arnie said it perfectly about a month ago. Acee is butt-hurt because he can’t be AJ’s chapstick boy anymore.

  • PakMaN

    My mind is blown as of last week, who could have imagind Peyton, Freeney, and Woodson would be in the AFC west? I may just have to pony up some dough and pick up one of those 4 game packs.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Dear Chris Burke of SI… Don’t worry about the Chargers. Step aside and let the big boys work. They have it covered. And what they don’t have covered now, they will by game 1.