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AFC West storylines - Bill Williamson - ESPN
Pees goes to Baltimore, not Denver: Former New England defensive coordinator Dean Pees went to Baltimore as linebackers coach. He was a candidate to reunite with fellow former New England assistant Josh McDaniels in Denver as defensive coordinator.

Scouts Inc.: Day 3 at the Senior Bowl (Insider only)
Penn State DT Jared Odrick -- What stood out most for Odrick was his quick first step off the ball and his power and motor. He was stout against the run today, and his quickness allowed him to get into the backfield all day, and he never quit moving. He is still learning to use his hands and needs to keep them inside a bit more, but he is shooting gaps, finding the ball, and reacting well and disrupting the offense.

Iupati, Thompson impressing scouts ahead of Senior Bowl
Although most evaluators are willing dismiss some of the miscues from the first day, it is important for prospects to step up their game and display the skills that earned them a Senior Bowl invitation.

San Diego Is Running Out Of Time To Fix Their Backfield
It means in this offseason the Chargers are going to have to add 2 running backs, realistically one via free agency and one via the draft, early on.

Fixing The Pro Bowl: Can It Be Done? - SB Nation
This point was raised by Bolts From The Blue:  For maybe the first time ever, I agree with Mike & Mike that the rosters should be set but no game played. Focus on making the individual drills more entertaining, ala the NBA and the Slam Dunk/Three-Point Contests, and let that be the extent of the players' work. Trying to bring together two football teams, then having them play football while doing nothing but avoiding injury, can never be improved to a watchable level.

Jackson traffic stop results in 3 charges -
Chargers Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson was charged yesterday with two misdemeanors stemming from his traffic stop near team headquarters 3½ hours before the Chargers’ playoff game against the New York Jets on Jan. 17.

PFF All 2nd Year Team
FS, Eric Weddle (SD): Played a bit deeper this year and brought out the best in him.

Pass Rushing Productivity
For too long sacks have been the measuring stick in judging the productivity of a pass rusher. Going a bit deeper, Pro Football Focus’ Khaled Elsayed has decided to look at the hits and pressures a player gets, alongside their total number of snaps rushing the passer, to work out just who are the most productive pass rushers

PFF All Rookie Team
RG, Louis Vasquez (SD): On a line that struggled Vasquez looked like an immediate upgrade and long-term keeper for the Chargers.

Tila Tequila Drops the Ball in Lawsuit w/ NFL Star |
Tila never officially responded to Merriman's suit -- so the court has entered a default judgment against her.