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SAN DIEGO: Running back Curtis Brinkley #44 of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball past linebacker Matt Mayberry #94 of the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego California.  The Chargers won 25-10.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO: Running back Curtis Brinkley #44 of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball past linebacker Matt Mayberry #94 of the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego California. The Chargers won 25-10. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Tomlinson to start against Chargers - Bill Williamson
It will be his first start of the season. Shonn Greene is expected to get most of the carries for the Jets. Tomlinson’s start is likely out of respect to his time in San Diego where he become a legendary player. The Chargers cut Tomlinson in 2010 and he signed with the Jets shortly thereafter.

Gates misses practice by design - Bill Williamson
San Diego Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates did not practice Thursday, but the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that it wasn't because Gates, returning from a nagging foot injury, suffered a setback, but rather to ensure that he could practiceFriday.

Title talk turning Rex into a punch line - Ian O'Connor
Ryan promises rings left and right -- but if he can't win here, he'll be just a bad joke

Ryan apologizes, LT defends him - Kevin Acee
Rex Ryan was apologetic in a press conference with the New York media on Thursday, saying any disrespect he showed Chargers head coach Norv Turner was unintentional.

Brinkley on deck - Kevin Acee
Running back Curtis Brinkley is expected to be signed from the practice squad on Friday or Saturday, in time to be active for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

San Diego mayoral candidates talk stadium - Matthew T. Hall
Wednesday night's San Diego mayoral debate featured an exchange between Democratic Rep. Bob Filner and Republican Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher about the new Chargers stadium being backed by current Mayor Jerry Sanders.

Tomlinson: occasion of first game against San Diego "surreal" - Chris Jenkins
"It’s definitely easier to do (this game) in New York," said Tomlinson in a video conference call to San Diego on Thursday. "I think it would be tough to come back to the "Q" and play."