San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 8, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA: Travis LaBoy #99 of the San Diego Chargers looks on at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Chargers funding Friday's Seau tribute Brent Schrotenboer
The Chargers are hosting -- and paying for – a public tribute to Junior Seau Friday at Qualcomm Stadium, an event that could draw a capacity crowd, according to early estimates.

Chargers release LB Travis LaBoy - Michael Gehlken
"It gives Travis an opportunity, since it was early enough, to catch on with another team," said John Pagano, defensive coordinator. "It's a good opportunity for him. There will be more opportunities for him.

Will Ingram short-arm the skeptics? - Bill Williamson
The Chargers aren’t worried about Ingram’s arms and were thrilled that Ingram fell to them. San Diego general manager A.J. Smith quipped to U-T San Diego about Ingram’s supposed issue:"I think Melvin will have the same problem Tyrannosaurus rex had millions of years ago."

Fantasy Football: 2012 NFL Draft Impact - Scott Spratt
Green is one of those TE prospects that projects to be a better fantasy player than actual player. He has great hands and enough speed and quickness to be dangerous after the catch. He is tall but needs more size. He is a terrible blocker, so his future is Antonio Gates’ replacement. No complaints here. Knee tendonitis is a concern, but Gates’ own injury issues make Green the 2nd rookie TE behind Coby Fleener.

Chargers end workouts with charity sprint - Michael Gehlken
Dozens of Chargers players, coaches and staff members appeared and competed at the 18th Annual MS Golf Invitational, which raised about $150,000 to fight multiple sclerosis. The event capped a busy day, beginning with a momentous morning workout.

Players mostly mum on death of Seau - Scott Bair
For players other than Jammer and McMichael, who played with Seau for brief stints in San Diego and Miami, respectively, there was little that separated Seau the man from Seau the legend. They knew him only as a local legend, not as a teammate or a person.

Stability should help DL - Christopher Smith
When second-round pick Kendall Reyes arrived at Chargers Park last Friday, one of the first queries he faced involved the Zoo. Not the world-famous version in Balboa Park, but the defensive line enclave smack in the middle of the Chargers locker room.

Ranking the running backs - Bill Williamson
4. Ryan Mathews, San Diego: Mathews is a good player and I expect him to be higher on this list next year. Entering his third year, Mathews could be a breakout player if he stays healthy and focused.

Mailbag: Knowshon Moreno's future - Bill Williamson
I think we will see an immediate impact. Melvin Ingram is versatile, but his primary spot will be as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He will be put in position to pass rush and be a disruptive force on the edge. However, he can also play on the defensive line in some instances and is a complete player. I think he will improve every layer of the San Diego defense.

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