JoJo Wooden Ready to Get to Work - Ricky Henne
"Today was all about getting situated," he said. "I was setting the office up the way I had in New York, which I was comfortable with. I met a bunch of new faces; people I’ll be dealing a lot with so I could get used to. It was a long flight out this morning. I spent six hours this morning, but I feel good right now and I’m ready to come back at it tomorrow."
Chargers, Te'o don't waste time - Bill Williamson
When Te'o steps on the practice field Friday for the Chargers’ minicamp, he will do it as a signed member of the team. The middle linebacker from Note Dame was one of four San Diego draft picks to sign with the club Thursday night. Joining Te’o on the dotted line were receiver Keenan Allen, defensive lineman Tourek Williams and quarterback Brad Sorensen.
Antonio Gates Named to NFL's Top 100 List - Ricky Henne
On tonight’s edition of the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2012, Gates was voted the 73rd best player by his peers. In his 10th season in the NFL, Gates caught 49 balls for 538 yards and seven touchdowns. He also set the franchise record for career touchdown receptions in a Week 16 win over the Jets with a 34-yard catch and run. Gates finished the year on a high note, recording a touchdown in each of the team’s last three games.
Did Telesco play it too safe? - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
"If there was a takeaway from (Tom) Telesco's first draft, it's that he doesn't necessarily swing for the fences," writes NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
Chargers' Devan Walker raised to work - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Walker has never seen his mother hold fewer than two jobs. At times, to support him and older brother Wilson, she worked as many as four, a range of occupations that include manager of eight internal medicine physicians to gas station janitor.
Maxim Just Trolled The Sh*t Out Of Manti Te'o By Adding His Fake Girlfriend To Their "Hot 100" List
Manti Te’o may never live his real-life Catfish situation down. Maxim have made sure of that. The men’s magazine released their annual “Hot 100″ list today, where they rank the, well, the hottest women. Coming in at #69 – and beating out internet favorites like Aubrey Plaza and Kat Dennings – was Manti Te’o's fake, non-existent girlfriend. No chill for the folks at Maxim.