Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web


September 23, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes (51) talks in a team huddle prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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…to the dump:

Chargers cut Takeo SpikesESPNThe 36-year-old Spikes addressed his release in a tweet Thursday morning and said he plans to play in 2013, which would be his 16th NFL season. “Thank you to the @chargers, Spanos family & fans for the opportunity to represent the organization.

Chargers release 15-year veteran LB Takeo SpikesBoston HeraldSAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers have released linebacker Takeo Spikes in their first major move under new general manager Tom Telesco. The 36-year-old Spikes has played 15 NFL seasons, including the last two with San Diego. He has started 

Calkins: A guide to replacing Takeo SpikesU-T San DiegoSteve Young learned from Joe Montana, Aaron Rodgers blossomed behind Brett Favre, and the young, unproven Chargers linebackers could profit considerably from an adviser of their own. We’ve seen how San Diego linebacker Donald Butler has 

San Diego Chargers: Projecting the Team’s Free-Agent TargetsBleacher ReportTom Telesco has been pretty quiet thus far. Takeo Spikes was released this week, but the new GM hasn’t tipped his hand as to his plans for free agency. Of course, the Chargers‘ needs aren’t exactly a secret. But as Kevin Acee reported on Twitter, the 

McCoy Meets with Season Ticket HoldersChargers.comBeing a Chargers season ticket holder comes with many benefits. For about 20 select fans, one of those perks was getting a special tour of Chargers Park complete with a chat with head coach Mike McCoy. Standing at the front of the team meeting room, 

Free-agency preview: ChargersCBSSports.comTeam overview: In a move that probably should have been made two years ago, the Chargers fired Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith after another disappointing playoff-less season in 2012. Now, San Diego gets to start over with former Broncos 

Consistent Steven Jackson Could Be Offensive Answer San Diego Chargers NeedYahoo! SportsCOMMENTARY | Consistency at featured running back has eluded the San DiegoChargers in recent years. On this year’s National Football League free-agency market is the picture of consistency and possible answer to the Chargers‘ rushing woes, Steven

Prospect Profile: Geno SmithChargers.comIn order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2013 NFL Draft, will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 25th. We continue the series with a scouting report of 

Eric Winston or Jeromey Clary?U-T San DiegoIf nothing else, the Winston-Clary comparison reveals the importance of drafting and player development. Behind Winston, the Chiefs had an interesting sophomore, Donald Stephenson. He has started eight games, most of them at left tackle. The Chargers