Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

I still don’t know why I was surprised with the news of Bob Sanders going onto the IR, but I was. I am over that now and I already knew it would happen when we signed Bob. Things are still fine and the defense will still get through with Steve Gregory at the safety spot.

Anyway, enjoy your dump:

SAN DIEGO — This was the kind of game the San Diego Chargers would have found a way to lose the last five years, and if they were playing anyone else but the Kansas City Chiefs, they probably would have done just that.

Give the Chargers credit this year for finding a way to win games when they aren’t at their best.

The Chargers tight end has heard of every remedy under the sun to ease his ailing foot, lately even on his Twitter feed. Plantar fasciitis is a common problem for the common man, prompting armchair physicians to offer their own prescriptions.

When I requested statistics about the San Diego Chargers when they play without star tight end Antonio Gates, I didn’t expect the results I received.

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has caught 537 passes in his career.

The former Bears defensive lineman agreed to a one-year deal with San Diego and will fortify the defensive line. Safety Bob Sanders also will be placed on Reserve-Injured.