Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web


Jan 1, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason (20) is attended to by medical staff after sustaining an injury against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Embattled Chargers doctor Chao steps down, citing back problems
Washington Post
Online records also show Chao was found liable of malpractice last summer in a case involving a regular patient, not a Chargers player, with a judgment of nearly $5.2 million. Records also show he has been publicly reprimanded by the board and pleaded 

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews says he’s received tweets from fans who hope he 
Yahoo! Canada Sports (blog)
Running back Ryan Mathews hasn’t always produced at the level the San Diego Chargers expected when they traded up to select him with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Mathews has struggled with consistency, injuries, fumbles and has 

McClain: Players like Chargers‘ tempo under McCoy
San Jose Mercury News
SAN DIEGO—Fullback Le’Ron McClain likes how fast the Chargers do their work under rookie head coach Mike McCoy. “We’re efficient out here running plays,” McClain said Thursday after the Chargers finished their mandatory minicamp. “Everybody gets 

Chargers doctor David Chao steps down
U-T San Diego
The Chargers team doctor who had the support of many veteran players amid recent years of controversy announced Thursday he has chosen to step down from his position after 17 seasons with the team, citing health and family reasons. David Chao, 49 

Chargers practice report: quick tempo
U-T San Diego
The Chargers opened in a no-huddle offense. Rivers then began with a screen pass to Ryan Mathews. When the ball bounced off Mathews’ left hand, Rivers encouraged him three times to catch the next one. He did. The no-huddle wasn’t the only speedy 

Chargers Like What They See Under Rookie Head Coach Mike McCoy
CBS Local
“We’re efficient out here running plays,” McClain said Thursday after the Chargersfinished their mandatory minicamp. “Everybody gets the same amount of reps. It’s just about the tempo of doing it. We switch in and out of personnel so fast, switching 

Chargers‘ Brandon Taylor nears return
U-T San Diego
Brandon Taylor sprinted across a football field Thursday at Chargers Park and then back, going stride for stride with the defensive backs and wide receivers in the final drill of a three-day minicamp. The Chargers strong safety was with his teammates.

Observations, questions as Chargers go forward
U-T San Diego
The Chargers three-day minicamp concluded on Thursday, effectively ending the first offseason program under new head coach Mike McCoy. Veterans are free. Rookies will get schooled through next Thursday. After that, coaches will get their only month of 

Chargers to begin training camp together
U-T San Diego
The following training camp practices at Chargers Park are tentatively scheduled to be open to the public. The schedule is subject to change over the coming weeks: July 25, 26, 27, 28 and Aug. 1, 5, 10, 12, 17. “We want to show the fans what we’re 

Ryan Mathews gets cruel messages
San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews says he’s been the target of cruel messages on Twitter, according to a report by the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I’ve had people say they hope me and my mom get AIDS and die,” Mathews told the