LA Chargers News

Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

While the new collective bargaining agreement is far from perfect (look no further than players complaining that they’re unhappy that commissioner Roger Goodell can both levy punishments and rule on appeals), it has expedited the process of teams signing their first-round draft picks thanks to a new rookie wage scale that provides no incentive for players to hold out.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — County officials say the body of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was released to his family this weekend after undergoing an autopsy.

The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with linebacker Melvin Ingram, their first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the team’s official website reported Tuesday.

Had the sky not opened up over the mountains and taken him, maybe Doug Miller would’ve spent the past week trying to connect with everyone. Miller was always the guy, even before cell phones and emails, who tried to keep in touch with his teammates.

I agree. The Chargers had a great draft as they snared great value throughout, and added potential instant impact defenders Melvin Ingram, Kendall Reyes, and Brandon Taylor in the first three rounds.

Allen Park— Shawn Jefferson is a man of faith. He doesn’t generally believe in jinxes or curses or that there are malevolent forces at work in the universe.