San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 13, 2012

San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Division has strong start to preseason - Bill Williamson
San Diego outplayed Green Bay and looked much improved on defense in a 21-13 win over the Packers. Every Denver unit dominated in a 31-3 win at Chicago. Kansas City’s first-team offense was spectacular and its defense shut down the Cardinals in a 27-17 win.

Rookie Chargers defenders outplayed Packers' Perry, Worthy - Bob McGinn
In his debut, Perry played 35 snaps and did all right. By subjective judgment, he made something happen on six plays, including a sack in 4.3 seconds against right tackle Jeromey Clary. Ingram, on the other hand, was sensational. In about the same number of snaps, he crushed Aaron Rodgers on an outside rush, drew a holding penalty on an inside rush and kept knocking tackles on their haunches with punishing power surges.

English optimistic about future - Scott Bair
"It felt great to get out there and play again," said English, who has played just 30 games since being drafted No. 16 overall in 2009. "The sack was nice, but just playing the game I love without hindrance was such a great feeling. I'm not looking back anymore. I'm just going to keep moving forward and working hard.

Plenty of options in camp to spell injured Mathews - Scott Bair
"We made specific plans to make sure we had players in areas we felt that we've had issues from a health standpoint," Turner said in a press conference. "We have backs in here who are capable of playing at a high level. This league is crazy. When guys get an opportunity because of an injury, they make the most of it."

O'Connell, Chargers part ways - Scott Bair
Kevin O'Connell's time with the Chargers has come to an end. The former La Costa Canyon High and San Diego State quarterback was released on Saturday without ever playing in a game.

English, Ingram combo offers something new - Michael Gehlken
It was like seeing two offensive linemen on roller skates. Late in the second quarter Thursday, Larry English was lined up on the right, Melvin Ingram was on the left, the ball was snapped, and the Chargers outside linebackers got to pushing. Ingram sent Packers tackle Andrew Datko backpedaling like a cornerback, and English did the same to Herb Taylor, ultimately sacking quarterback Graham Harrell for a four-yard loss.

Can only have hope, not faith in Mathews - Kevin Acee
Mathews played the equivalent of half his rookie season due to an ankle injury. Groin and calf injuries caused him to miss two games last year, though he still ranked 10th in the league with 1,091 rushing yards (a 4.9-yard average per carry) and seventh with 1,546 scrimmage yards. When Ray Rice pulled out of the Pro Bowl, Mathews even got a last-minute trip to Hawaii

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