Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Free-agent linebacker Takeo Spikes was constantly on the move this offseason as the 49ers’ player representative. He was either appearing on ESPN talking about the lockout or flying to Washington, D.C., to cast a vote for his teammates. Apparently, Spikes is on the move again, this time to the San Diego Chargers.

Jul 26, 2011 – The San Diego Chargers decided to bring back free agent TE Randy McMichael, according to several reports. McMichael was with the Chargers last year catching 20 balls for 211 yards and now he’ll re-join the potent offense lead by QB Philip Rivers.

Isaac Odim, star running back for the University of Minnesota Duluth over the past four seasons, said today that he has signed a contract with the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League.

Veteran linebacker Antwan Barnes, an unrestricted free agent, spent 2010 with the Chargers.  If the Chargers have their way, he’ll spend 2011 there, too.

Don’t tell our friends at Dunder Mifflin that I didn’t print out all 111 pages of a proposed deal, made public Monday, between Los Angeles city officials and developers from AEG to build a National Football League stadium in downtown L.A.

Coach Norv Turner enters his fifth season and quarterback Phil Rivers has started every game the last five years, giving San Diego continuity. Center Nick Hardwick considers that an edge as all NFL teams try to make up for all the preparation and practice time lost to the 4 1/2-month lockout.

SAN DIEGO —- Not among the free agents who agreed to terms with the Chargers on Tuesday is the man they covet most. The Chargers eyed free safety Eric Weddle as a top priority to re-sign in this unorthodox offseason.

While some teams have little exposure to unsigned players, that’s not the case with the Chargers. Twenty-one free agents of various designations clog the Chargers’ to-do list, and many of those minus a signature on a legal document are key components.