San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 17, 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

Chargers Thrilled With Addition of Explosive Meachem
Everyone knows quarterback Philip Rivers excels at throwing the deep ball, capable of making a big play every time he steps back in the pocket. That’s why he is perhaps happier than anyone else in the organization with the addition of Robert Meachem, one of the best in the business at converting those long passes into completions.

Gaither's injury opens door for undrafted Harris at left tackle - Jay Paris
"No doubt we want Jared back as soon as possible,'' said Rivers, without peeking around his blindside. "But Mike is doing a nice job.''

Russell Wilson, Melvin Ingram among rookies off to strong starts - Chad Reuter
Though he had just two tackles against the Green Bay Packers in the Chargers' preseason opener, Ingram was constantly around the ball, whether attacking the pocket or chasing plays to the sideline -- just like he did when he was at South Carolina.

Poll results: Ingram over Poe - Bill Williamson
I’m not surprised that Ingram won the poll or by the large margin that he did. He has been considered a more-NFL ready player and he plays a position where the transition to the NFL is easier. I could see both players having long careers, but I agree that Ingram may make his impact felt earlier. Thanks to everyone who played along.

Sans Mathews, Chargers turn to committee - Michael Gehlken
"I think it was already understood," McClain said. "As soon as we heard that he went down, we knew we had to keep him up in his spirits while he was going through rehab. As for on the field, we got to step our game up in the backfield."

Philip Rivers talks successes, failures - Kevin Acee (VIDEO / UT$)
Kevin Acee sat down with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to talk about where the team has been and where it is going.

NFL Preseason Live: A Bad Deal for Locals - John Gennaro
In summary, NFL Preseason Live is just another way the NFL is milking money from its fans to watch pointless exhibition games. It's hardly useful at all, especially for Chargers fans, and Bolts fans have to pay the same amount for less live content than other NFL fans are receiving.

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