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Day 2 of minicamp: Woodhead hurt, Phillips shines

Dec 20, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) is tackled by Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (52) during the third quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 20, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) is tackled by Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (52) during the third quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Diego Chargers just wrapped up Day 2 of minicamp.

Michael Gehlken of the San Diego-Union Tribune was kind of enough to supply fans with a plethora of tweets. Take it away Gehlken:

If this is last practice of Chargers minicamp, a spirited one. Corey Liuget, D.J. Fluker tussle. Adrian Phillips one pass breakup, two INTs.

— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) June 15, 2016

Well, that’s some pleasant news! The Chargers’ biggest weakness on defense heading into the 2016 season was the safety position. It’s good to see the 2014 undrafted free agent make some big plays during practice. At OTA’s, it was Adrian McDonald intercepting two passes. In February, CFL standout Dexter McCoil was the talk of the town. Now, Adrian Phillips is making his mark.

While I’m not condoning fighting, I support the tussle between defensive end Corey Liuget and guard D.J. Fluker. Don’t forget, outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu and tackle Joe Barksdale got into a scuffle of their own at OTA’s. It shows that these guys are not messing around anymore. A good start in removing that “soft” label.

Now, onto the bad news:

Crowd of Chargers teammates surround RB Danny Woodhead while being evaluated. Now walking off under own power. pic.twitter.com/evGr4yrjpO

— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) June 15, 2016

Raise your hands if you did a Homer Simpson-like collar tug?

The Chargers know how important Danny Woodhead is to Philip Rivers. Last season, Woodhead led all receivers with 106 targets. Wide receiver Keenan Allen was next with 89. They already experienced life without him in 2014, where he missed all but three games due to a broken leg.

According to head coach Mike McCoy, things don’t appear to be too serious.

Coach McCoy says Danny Woodhead had his ankle rolled up on but "things look good".

— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) June 15, 2016

McCoy gave the players off tomorrow due to their hard work and effort, so hopefully Woodhead will be 100 percent by training camp in July.

If you were there watching the Chargers practice today, feel free to add some notes in the comment section.

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