LA Chargers News

Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

The San Diego Chargers signed veteran offensive tackles Anthony Davis and Michael Toudouze to one-year contracts on Wednesday.

The Chargers have a rich tradition of undrafted free agents not only making the 53-man roster but eventually developing into impact players. San Diego has several UFAs in camp who show promise. Perhaps one of them may turn out to be a future Pro Bowler — like TE Antonio Gates.

SAN DIEGO — With the outside perception of the San Diego Chargers taking a major tumble, the team, which for so long was built from the inside, changed philosophy in 2012 in a last attempt to keep that proverbial Super Bowl window from slamming shut and causing major upheaval in the organization.

Though veteran Jarrett Bush opened training camp there, the Packers have given just as many — if not more — snaps to second-year pro Davon House, who brings a physical style of play to the position. Rookie second-round pick Casey Hayward and Sam Shields, who was the team’s No. 3 cornerback last season, also could factor into the mix, although Shields won’t play tonight against the Chargers because of the elbow injury he sustained in practice on Monday.

His job title is senior offensive assistant/special assignments for the San Diego Chargers.