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"Observations from preseason opener" by Chargers Blog
The way Shawne Merriman looked when I asked him what he thought about his first game action since last September was way more important than his words. He smiled as wide as I've ever seen him, and he looked like a little kid, even with him rocking that Mr. T look.

Merriman Back On Track
Shawne Merriman came out of his first preseason game since knee surgery with a smile. The All-Pro reflected postgame on his readiness for the season, adjusting to being back on the field, and the play of Vaughn Martin.

Breaking down the Chargers' game - AFC West - ESPN
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson and linebacker Shawne Merriman didn't do anything spectacular Saturday night. But that's not the point. The two players, coming off injuries, got some good work in and are on schedule to be at full strength when the Chargers open the regular season Sept. 14 at Oakland. That's the whole point of the preseason.

CHARGERS: Martin has strong showing in first game
"There was a lot to learn from my first NFL game experience, albeit in the preseason," Martin said. "But it was good. It's definitely something to build on."

LT to go in preseason again
LaDainian Tomlinson is scheduled to play again Saturday in Arizona, marking the first time he has played in two games in the same preseason.

Tomlinson, who touched the ball five times in the Chargers' exhibition opener this past Saturday, will combine with Darren Sproles to work as many as four series in the Chargers' backfield against the Cardinals, according to head coach Norv Turner.

Twitter updates after the jump.

Twitter Updates

Luis Castillo (LuisCastillo93) on Twitter
FB fans. Wanted to introduce you to one of the best up and coming DE's. Corey Wooton from my Alma Mater NU. Looking for big things this yr

Shawne Merriman (shawnemerriman) on Twitter
even though its messed up i think its funny how he makes jokes about his gay assistant loyd (Shawne LOVES Entourage)

kassim osgood (kassimosgood) on Twitter
A man like me will continue to work hard for the greater good of my team. It's fun to play receiver but work is work. I'm happy

Legedu Naanee (LA_Naanee) on Twitter
Feels wierd not to be playin a football game on a sunday during football season!

Shaun Phillips (ShaunPhillips95) on Twitter
At the original pancake house for breakfast. Pumpkin pancakes and turkey sausage sounds amazing.

Antonio Cromartie (crimetime31) on Twitter
I wld like 2 thank every1 who wore a #31 jersey thank u 4 the support and being a fan of mines. Nd I wld also like the 60k that attended the game we luv our fans so much abd hopefully we can bring u guys a superbowl back to charger nation.


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