San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 5, 2012

TAMPA, FL: Linebacker Anthony Spencer #93 of the Dallas Cowboys pressures quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Mailbag: Tolbert a Bush replacement? - Bill Williamson
It is starting to look like Bush will probably get an offer to leave the Oakland Raiders. While I think Tolbert would be an attractive option for the Raiders if Bush leaves, he may be too expensive for a team that has bigger needs. I say Oakland fills the backup running back job with an in-house candidate.

Five best fits for Vincent Jackson - Gary Horton (Insider)
Hey, it's no surprise given the success in his career, right? Not only does Jackson fit well in this offense as a vertical receiver and a good red zone option, but he has a coach in Norv Turner and a quarterback in Philip Rivers who would love to have him back as the No. 1 option in this pass offense.

Team Needs 2012 ... San Diego Chargers - Gordo McGuinness
Adding someone like Dallas’ Anthony Spencer (+10.0) would make a lot of sense. Solid as a pass rusher, he had 50 total pressures in 2011, but where he really excels is against the run. This past season he was our best 3-4 OLB in that regard. Does he have the pass-rushing pedigree of Mario Williams (+10.4) or Cliff Avril (+6.7)? No, but then you’d be taking a gamble with Avril as he hasn’t rushed the passer with his hand off the ground much, and Williams is going to command a hefty contract. Spencer would come in and help the Chargers against the run while adding some decent pass rush.

A.J. Smith: Vincent Jackson is "highly unlikely" to get the tag - Gregg Rosenthal
It would be a typical A.J. Smith move to surprise everyone at the last minute and retain Vincent Jackson, if only to confound the media and frustrate Jackson’s agents for another season. Smith knows that it will be extremely difficult to retain Jackson if he hits the open market.

Chargers expect to lose Mike Tolbert, sign another running back - Michael David Smith
Mike Tolbert isn’t Darren Sproles, but he’s an important player in San Diego who led the Chargers in touchdowns last season and is also one of their best tacklers in kick coverage.

Sanders pegs waterfront stadium cost at $2.5B - Roger Showley
The preferred plan, he said, is to build a new Chargers stadium on the city bus yard at 14th and K streets and add in entertainment facilities, which he estimated at $1.1 billion.

Rivers helps launch Catholic talk radio station - Matthew T. Hall
San Diego Catholic Radio programming will air on KCEO 1000 AM. A news release described it as "current event and talk show programming designed to inform and educate listeners on the beauty of the Catholic faith, its rich history and spiritual insight, plus family topics from a Catholic perspective."

PFW's top 100 free agents - Mike Wilkening
bout one in six players in PFW's list of the top 100 free agents is a wide receiver. Four of the top 10 free agents — Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace, San Diego's Vincent Jackson, Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson and Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe — are Pro Bowl receivers.

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