OAKLAND, CA: Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers runs past Lito Sheppard #21 of the Oakland Raiders for a touchdown at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Gates loses pounds to gain longevity - Michael Gehlken
"I've always felt deeply that as you get older, you have to lose a little weight," said Gates, who turns 32 next week. "I've always played at 260 (pounds). I felt like this year, I can play at 255 ... That's just the key. When I watch guys who have longevity and played for 15, 16 years, one thing I continuously hear is guys maintaining health, maintaining weight. They control their weight."
Chargers claim former Notre Dame tackle - Michael Gehlken
Veteran Brandyn Dombrowski has missed all of OTAs with a foot injury, leaving Mike Harris, an undrafted rookie from UCLA, to see second-team reps behind starter Jeromey Clary.
My favorite method for running a reverse to a wide (or slot) receiver - Chris
This method is very simple. I like it because it is not a reverse in the sense of being a true "trick" play, but instead you can actually count the blockers and evaluate your numbers at the point of attack and the associated leverage and numbers at the point of attack.
No future love for tight ends - Bill Williamson
I think it is fair right now not to consider any other tight end in the division, although Denver’s Julius Thomas and San Diego’s Ladarius Green are worth watching develop.
Bodybuilding.com steroids spiking guilty plea is a wake-up call - Elaine Watson
News that Bodybuilding.com has pled guilty to selling dietary supplements spiked with steroids - and agreed to pay a $7m fine - proves the FDA is "not blowing smoke" when it says it will crack down on adulterated products, says one analytical testing expert.
The Perverted Penguins That Scandalized the Scott Expedition - Everett Rosenfeld
Adélie penguins are famous for engaging in prostitution and regular thievery, but some of the revelations in Levick’s report go well beyond these behaviors – for example, this description of an attempt by a male penguin to copulate with the frozen corpse of a female, as quoted in the Telegraph.