Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the San Diego Chargers will be staying put in Qualcomm Stadium for 2012, and won’t exercise an out clause contained in its lease.

Owner Dean Spanos said Monday that the franchise will not exercise its right to move for at least another year, allowing more time for efforts to build a downtown stadium. Spanos and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said in a joint statement that they will work closely to try to make that happen.

Schottenheimer’s career record is 200-126-1 during the regular season, but he has acknowledged his 5-13 postseason record has been a failure. In his final season as San Diego’s coach, the Chargers suffered a second-round loss to the New England Patriots at home.

The running back said he had told his agent and coaches of his position, saying that chasing a championship would be his main motivation to return.

San Diego (8-8) – OLB, OG, ? – Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina – The Chargers never addressed their pass rush in last years draft and will have to this year. Fortunately for them, they can land a fantastic pass rusher like Melvin Ingram this late in the first round.