Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web


Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; D.J. Fluker (Alabama) beats his chest as he is introduced as the number eleven overall pick to the San Diego Chargers during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning y’all. Sorry I wasn’t able to join you all in our little open thread, but it looks like you all took care of that post real well while I was out. I will run a new one today and for sure will be able to jump on this time around. So you can see me lose my mind via the internets.

I am all settled down to start the morning, but I am sure I will get riled up again very soon.

Chargers Draft DJ FlukerChargers.comWith the 11th overall selection, the San Diego Chargers selected offensive tackle D.J. Fluker out of Alabama. Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker has had a successful career anchoring the Crimson Tide’s offensive line for back-to-back national 

Round 2 possibilities for Raiders, ChargersESPN (blog)The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are both in solid position in the second round, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET Friday. Oakland has the No. 42 pick (via a trade with Miami) and San Diego picks No. 45.

Chargers draft Alabama’s DJ FlukerU-T San DiegoThe Chargers have the No. 45 overall pick Friday, and among their left-tackle options are Arkansas Pine-Bluff’s Terron Armstead and Florida State’s Menelik Watson. TheChargers would save $2.3 million in cap space and $4 million in cash if they 

Chargers Path to the Draft: Part FourChargers.comAll the hard work the Chargers front office has done over the past year will finally be put to use tonight with the start of the 2013 NFL Draft. In the last installment of “Path to the Draft”, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos 

Chargers take Alabama tackle DJ Fluker with 11th pickNBCSports.comYet the need to protect Philip Rivers dictated the Chargers selection. Fluker was the third straight player selected out of the University of Alabama. The Chargers were unable to adequately protect Rivers last season and San Diego will need to rely on 

Chargers WR Danario Alexander signs RFA tenderNBCSports.comThe Chargers tendered Alexander, who has had a history of knee issues, at the lowest level in restricted free agency. If the Chargersdeclined to match an offer sheet to Alexander, they would have received no compensation. However, as is often the case ..

Chargers claim linebacker DJ SmithMilwaukee Journal SentinelSubject to waivers, Smith was claimed by the San Diego Chargers, giving him a new start after finding out a day before the draft that the Packers no longer wanted him. The Chargers claimed Smith despite the fact he’s recovering from a torn ACL and MCL 

Chargers‘ O-line gets huge additionESPN (blog)The Chargers, who have major needs on the offensive line, watched the top five offensive linemen go in the first 10 picks. They then took Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker. Fluker is massive at 6-foot-4, 340 pounds. He was a dominant player at a dominant school.

What they’re saying about DJ Fluker, the San Diego Chargers‘ first round pickThe Birmingham News – al.comBIRMINGHAM, Alabama – ESPN’s Chris Berman said it best when Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker went at pick No. 11 to the San Diego Chargers, marking the third straight Crimson Tide selection. “Welcome everyone to the Alabama network,” Berman said.

Chargers add linebacker DJ SmithNBCSports.comSmith has notched 82 tackles in 22 regular-season games (nine starts) since the entering the league as a sixth-round pick of Green Bay in 2011. The Chargers, like the Packers, employ a 3-4 front, and the 5-11, 239-pound Smith projects inside in San 

Danario Alexander signs tenderESPNThe 24-year-old Alexander, who signed with the Chargers in October last year, tied for the team lead with seven touchdowns, which was the third most by an NFL player last season after Nov. 1. He also had 37 receptions for 658 yards in 10 games 

Chargers Select DJ Fluker with 11th Overall PickBolts from the BlueI am obviously not a fan of this as Tom Telesco’s first pick as General Manager of theChargers. The team has obvious needs at Nose Tackle and Safety. San Diego could’ve had the best player at either of those positions in this draft, but they instead

Fluker pick breaks Chargers OL trendU-T San DiegoAlabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) hugs teammate Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones (22) after throwing him a 29 yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 

Chargers take Alabama tackle DJ Fluker with 11th pick in draft to help plug Fox NewsSAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers began rebuilding their woeful offensive line when they took tackle D.J. Fluker of Alabama with the 11th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. Rookie general manager Tom Telesco said he likes Fluker’s energy, and the 

San Diego Chargers select Alabama OT DJ Fluker with the 11th overall pickYahoo! Canada Sports (blog)(Getty Images)The San Diego Chargers have selected Alabama OT D.J. Fluker with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Pros: Big, powerful man with an exceptionally wide base and a wingspan (36 3/8″-inch reach) that makes him nearly impossible to