LA Chargers News

Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Running back Ryan Mathews is targeting the Chargers’ Sept. 10 season opener against the Raiders for his return from a broken collarbone, sustained on the first carry of San Diego’s first preseason game Thursday.

A half hour after practice ended Sunday night, Brown was the last Charger to finish signing autographs. Finally, he headed to the locker room to enjoy a few hours off. Then five more children and a few adults swarmed him with Sharpie pens in hand. Brown stopped, smiled and graciously fulfilled their requests. Then he took time for the media.

“We are trying to touch every phase we can as we go through the next five days,” coach Norv Turner said. “This is a great five-day period before we start preparing for the Cowboy game.”

He started in 2002 as a defensive assistant and rose through the ranks from position coach to his new role as defensive coordinator.

SAN DIEGO – As he watched a sequence from Sunday’s practice — clicking, rewinding and reviewing the videotape displayed on a monitor on the corner of his desk —San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner marveled at the passing rhythm before his eyes.