Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web


Jul 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers‘ Mathews looks for fresh start, more fun
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
The first three years of Ryan Mathews’ NFL career haven’t gone the way he or San DiegoChargers fans thought they would after he was deemed the heir apparent to LaDainian Tomlinson. OK, so Mathews did make the Pro Bowl two seasons ago. But then 

Chargers hope political chaos in San Diego resolves quickly
The Chargers want a new stadium in San Diego. With San Diego possibly in need of another new mayor, the process once again could be delayed. With Bob Filner (pictured) apologizing for years of disrespecting and intimidating women but refusing to step 

Tomlinson gives post-practice pep talk to Chargers, says Bolts must protect QB 
Washington Post
He said he talked to the players about making a commitment to themselves and each other, “and don’t worry about what everybody’s saying in terms of where the Chargersare going to finish in the AFC West. It really depends on what they want out of 

Chargers practice open to public features cancer screenings
KFMB News 8
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Fans attending Saturday’s San Diego Chargers practice can receive a free skin cancer screening from licensed dermatologists and other health care professionals. The screenings will be conducted from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. atChargers 

Chargers Practice in Full Pads for First Time
For the first time this season, the San Diego Chargers will be wearing full pads; something that head coach Mike McCoy is very much looking forward to. “It’s the next step,” said head coach Mike McCoy. “It’s an opportunity for our team to really find 

Sink or swim? Chargers‘ top rookies bond
U-T San Diego
Once, around age 4, the Chargers right tackle fell and sank to the bottom of a 12-foot swimming pool. His mother jumped in after him, tightly wrapping her arms around her first-born and pulling him to safety.

Chargers to put Mouton on IR after waivers
U-T San Diego
Saturday, the Chargers announced they will place Mouton, 25, on injured reserve “once he clears waivers.” Typically a player who is “waived-injured” is unclaimed and lands on IR. A claiming team typically would incur salary and rehab costs for an 

Competition breeds excitement in Chargers camp
U-T San Diego
Chargers practices have been a little strange to watch during offseason workouts and so far in training camp. Presumptive starters often drop down to work with the second team while longtime backups take first-team reps. Rookies sometimes get inserted 

San Diego Chargers Training Camp
San Diego 6
SAN DIEGO (AP) — LaDainian Tomlinson dropped by the San Diego Chargers‘ training camp to do some reporting for the NFL Network and ended up giving his former team a post-practice pep talk. The retired star running back got a handoff for old-time’s 

LT tells Chargers to ignore the skeptics
U-T San Diego
“Don’t worry about what everybody’s saying in terms of where the Chargers are going to finish in the AFC West,” Tomlinson told reporters. “It really depends on what they want out of themselves. If they commit to everyone and come to work every single 

John Phillips a Steady Force at Tight End
Tough and hard-nosed with a tremendous work ethic and motor, the Chargers signed Phillips on the first day of free agency. In signing the 6-foot-5, 251-pound former Dallas Cowboy, they envisioned a complimentary tight end to Antonio Gates who is both a