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Chargers Weekly Rewind

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 1, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley (44) rushes up field against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Coliseum. San Diego defeated Oakland 38-26. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Over this last week, the Chargers signed 3 players to the roster. S Corey Lynch, OT Phil Trautwein and P Robert Malone have joined the team out at OTAs. Lynch played under special teams coach Rich Bisaccia in Tampa and could earn a job on special teams with the team. The other guys will likely just be camp bodies.

We also learned about this kid Brian Banks that was wrongfully accused of rape and had to serve 5 years in jail for NOTHING. He used to be a star linebacker in high school before he got locked up and now he is hoping to catch on with an NFL team. The Chargers contacted him but did not invite him out for a try-out.

The Chargers also look like they will be waiting to add a veteran runningback onto the roster. The youngsters have been impressive during OTAs and they are gaining the confidence of the coaches. Curtis Brinkley, Michael Hayes and Edwin Baker will be battling in out throughout camp to make the roster.