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AFC West Team Needs - Pro Football Focus
A division that took plenty of abuse for some abject displays, the AFC West is in need of some upgrades talent wise. In the final look at NFL team needs, Ben Stockwell sees what the Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders need to do to improve ...

The NFL Draft Drives Economists Crazy - Reed Albergotti
Under their plan, all 32 teams would be given seven picks. They would have to abide by a spending cap that would go higher to lower—with the worst team (based on its record the previous season) having the most money to spend. When the bidding opened, the most sought-after players would draw multiple bids. Teams could then raise their bid as high as they'd like for a player they coveted.

Adalius Thomas free to sign with another team - ESPN
Given the timing of the release, it appears the Patriots tried to trade Thomas during the draft and when nothing materialized, they went ahead with the release.

Jaguars cut DT Henderson - AP - ESPN
The Jacksonville Jaguars released two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle John Henderson on Monday, opening up a starting spot for first-round draft pick Tyson Alualu.

Why it is time to start respecting Norv Turner - Tosten Burks
He could have a better first name I suppose. And maybe he is a little short. Also, the cowlick is somewhat disappointing. But other than that, I really don’t understand Chargers fans. This is a city banded against its leader, a fan base united in opposition to its most important man. San Diego is anti-Norv Turner.

Why it is time to start respecting Norv Turner - Tosten Burks
He could have a better first name I suppose. And maybe he is a little short. Also, the cowlick is somewhat disappointing. But other than that, I really don’t understand Chargers fans. This is a city banded against its leader, a fan base united in opposition to its most important man. San Diego is anti-Norv Turner.

Ranking the QBs - Bill Williamson - ESPN
1. Philip Rivers, San Diego: OK, it’s not even close. Rivers is a top-five NFL quarterback who is getting better. He is 28 and in the prime of his career. He has premier skills, a smart player and he is a terrific leader. He is the full package. He’s the best player in this division and the primary reason why San Diego is head-and-shoulders above the competition in the division.

Chargers announce rookie free agents - Bill Williamson - ESPN
The Chargers signed 20 undrafted free agents: Here they are:

Q&A with Chargers Head Coach - SignOnSanDiego
Shortly after the 2010 NFL draft ended Saturday, U-T Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee caught up with head coach Norv Turner to discuss some of the new players and plans to get ready for the season.