LA Chargers News

Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

The California Medical Board  just released its decision regarding the punishment for the San Diego Chargers team doctor.

Strong safety Brandon Taylor was the last member of the Chargers 2012 draft class to sign with the team. He did so on Monday, making the Chargers just the fifth NFL franchise to lock up their entire draft class.

Former Huskies defensive lineman Kendall Reyes, the Chargers’ second-round pick in last month’s NFL Draft, has just completed his first minicamp with about 50 other players. Reyes, and the team’s first-rounder, linebacker Melvin Ingram, will be counted on to shore up a pretty bad San Diego defense from a season ago. And while they’ve had three days worth of work under their belt with their new employer, Reyes is looking forward to working with his new veteran teammates.

Boss Dean Spanos, wife Susie and the Chargers organization did San Diego proud Friday night. The free celebration of Junior Seau’s life at Qualcomm Stadium, put together in haste and sponsored by the Spanoses, went off as if it were planned for a year. It was a terrific, classy gesture.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers have reached agreement on a four-year contract with strong safety Brandon Taylor. That makes them the fifth team in the league to sign all of their draft picks.

Three months ago, Chargers defensive lineman Tommie Harris faced unimaginable sadness when his wife, Ashley, died at the age of 29 from either a brain aneurysm or a stroke. Harris, though, vows to keep her memory alive, and to do so, he’s planning to build a school in the Sudan for girls who have been affected by Joseph Kony’s reign of terror.