LA Chargers News

Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

The last two years haven’t been good for the Chargers or the duo A.J. Smith and Norv Turner. After missing the playoffs for the last two seasons, the Bolts have emerged as the AFC’s version of the Cowboys, a talent-laden team who can’t get it done.

Running back Curtis Brinkley and tight end Kory Sperry are two of the hardest-working and well-liked returning veterans, but they are on the bubble to make this year’s team. At both positions, general manager A.J. Smith drafted and added veteran depth with more experience.

SAN DIEGO — The Chargers will sign quarterback Kevin O’Connell to fill in for injured backup Charlie Whitehurst.

SAN DIEGO — I’m spending the day in San Diego, as glorious a training camp setting as you could possibly imagine. What an awesome place. We went live on NFL Network with their practice and taped a bunch of one-on-one interviews.

SAN DIEGO — Continuity was king along the Chargers’ offensive line for years, with a group of starters and reserves who knew each other well. The bond among the players was as strong as any, built over time by its core members.