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Newly Signed Guyton Ready to Contribute - Ricky Henne
Gary Guyton put together four stellar seasons from 2008-2011 to kick off his NFL career with the New England Patriots. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound linebacker recorded 229 tackles, five sacks, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions, including a 59-yard touchdown return. Guyton played in 60 NFL games and made 32 starts in the regular season and a pair in the postseason for the Patriots.
Martin, Stuckey to IR; Guyton and Brinkley Signed - Ricky Henne
Brinkley returns to the Bolts after being released on Nov.28 to make room for Micheal Spurlock. Prior to his departure, Brinkley played in seven games, rushing 29 times for 60 yards along with nine catches for 63 yards. In his fourth season in San Diego, he was also inactive for three games.
Any Given Sunday: Chargers Over Steelers - Rivers McCown
The Chargers used special teams and a butt-pass touchdown recovery to shock the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
Chargers' Royal back practicing, but Spurlock here, too - Michael Gehlken
Royal was limited to individual reps, running sideline routes with tip-toe catches behind the white field chalk at Chargers Park. It was the wide receiver's first practice work since aggravating a hamstring injury Nov. 18 against the Broncos.
Chargers say Cam Newton presents unique challenges - Tom Krasovic
Newton, who will be at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, can both play and celebrate like a superhero, as the Chargers no doubt noticed in watching his 72-yard scoring run against the NFC-leading Falcons last Sunday.
Turner, Rivera have plenty in common - Jay Paris
In Rivera's second year with Carolina things could be going finer, as its 4-9 record illustrates. Rivera, the former Chargers' defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, can hear the cat calls for his Panthers scalp.