LA Chargers News

Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

San Diego Chargers GM A.J. Smith signed 18 veteran free agents by the start of training camp. A dozen made the final 53-man roster and are poised to play significant roles this season.

A rookie free agent will be charged with protecting Philip Rivers’ blindside in the San Diego Chargers’ Week 1 opener next Monday night against the Oakland Raiders.

Safety Darrell Stuckey also returned after missing three weeks with a concussion. Both players passed the NFL’s concussion test on Friday.

According to a league source, the team signed receiver Chris Owusu, a speedy Stanford product who was in the San Francisco 49ers camp. He did not work out with the Chargers on Saturday.

Yesterday, in releasing both Anthony Davis and Mario Henderson, the San Diego Chargers made a statement. They believe they can find a Tackle that’s better than both of those guys on the open market. It’s really too bad that there aren’t a ton of those guys out there.

Big news developed for both the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. U-T San Diego reported that Harris said he has been told he will start at Oakland on Sept. 10 on ESPN’S “Monday Night Football.”