Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks to throw the ball during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chargers won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers focused on what they can controlESPN (blog)Running back Ryan Mathews, receiver Eddie Royal, safety Eric Weddle and defensive back Johnny Patrick did not take the field during an hour-long practice for theChargers. Monday was a bonus workout day, as San Diego coach Mike McCoy gets his team 

Chargers betrayed by Brady’s PatriotsU-T San DiegoHad the Patriots beaten Miami Sunday, had they held their lead in the final minutes scored from inside the the red zone on their last drive, the Chargers‘ playoff chances would have gotten 100 cc’s of adrenaline. Instead, New England disappeared. Kind

Chargers Promote Cromartie; Patrick to IRChargers.comCromartie signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wisconsin. In four preseason games, he totaled six tackles and made a noteworthy hustle play to prevent a touchdown on special teams that drew the praise of the 

WR Allen performing as first-round talentESPN (blog)Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. gives San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco credit for selecting solid contributors at the top of this year’s draft in right tackle D.J. Fluker in the first round, and middle linebacker Manti Te’o in the second round