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Aubrayo Franklin leaves Chargers - Bill Williamson
Franklin played in 12 games for the Chargers last season and filled a nice role on the defensive line. The Chargers liked Franklin but they have some young defensive linemen such as Kendall Reyes and Cam Thomas on the line, so Franklin was expendable.
NFL Power Rankings: AFC West style - Bill Williamson
Comment: The Chargers did well in the hiring season. This is a franchise that is undergoing major change.
Prospect Profile: Lane Johnson - Ricky Henne
In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2013 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 25th. We kick off the series with a scouting report of Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson.
Search continues on Chargers O-line - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
If there was any doubt, San Diego is still very much in the market to further upgrade on the offensive line, whatever that may entail. Make a trade? Sign a tackle? Turn to the draft? It's all been left on the table by team decision-makers, whose inherited lack of salary cap space stands as the main handicap to what moves they will maneuver.
New guys invigorated Chargers' boss - Kevin Acee (paywall)
It took just a few minutes sitting with him in a courtyard inside the Arizona Biltmore on Tuesday to see this. The owner of the Chargers might be closing in on 63 years old, but he appears in mannerism and tone to be getting younger.