Chargers Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer confirms this with multiple sources, and we’ve seen it elsewhere.  Before the lockout started, the Panthers reportedly started to shop Smith around quietly.

With the NFL looking closer than ever to getting a labor deal in place and the 2011 season back on track, SouthCoast’s two NFL players find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum of a professional football career.

There was the Chargers’ A.J. Smith enjoying his down time last week, sitting behind Petco Park’s home plate. Smith, with a fresh frosty beverage in his hand as late as the ninth inning, took in the Padres-Giants game.