LA Chargers News

Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

San Diego Chargers’ general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner have been, and always will be, linked.

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego Chargers’ team doctor has been reprimanded for failing to disclose a 2007 drunken driving conviction.

Mayor Jerry Sanders still has seven months in office, but he’s only running out the clock on the issue. He talked a good game for two and a half years, but now he’s doing what the last mayor did: making it the next mayor’s problem.

There are a finite number of NFL roster spots. Every player takes the place of another, with the old ushered out by the new and young, who are unburdened by injury.

ESPN has listed off each team’s “biggest needs” following the 2012 NFL Draft and Free Agency. For the San Diego Chargers, it’s good news and bad news. The good news is that, in picking the defensive line, it proves the Chargers roster is strong at every position. The bad news is that they might be right about the defensive line.

The two-time Pro Bowl fullback, 6-foot and 260 pounds, has held a road-grader job description with the exception of 2008, when injuries led to him rushing for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns as Baltimore’s primary ball-carrier.

The man said he was from the Chargers. He claimed to have an opportunity for him. He invited the Division II cornerback, a San Diego native, to try out for his hometown team’s 90-man roster.