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Not pictured: offensive line.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Not pictured: offensive line. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Chargers still recovering from trip - Kevin Acee
After arriving in Jacksonville at 3 a.m. Sunday, playing Monday night and getting back to San Diego at 4 a.m. Tuesday, the Chargers eased into the week with a shorts-only, no-helmets practice on Wednesday. Said Norv Turner: "We’re trying to give them a chance to get a little bit of rest back ... Today was a good day from a mental standpoint, and tomorrow we get going full-speed in terms of practice."

Six-foot-9, 340 pounds ... and invisible - Chris Jenkins
Still, while the whole country was being informed who Jared Gaither was and just how the goliath came to be playing for the Chargers against Jacksonville, new teammate Nick Hardwick happened to notice that he hadn’t even noticed the 6-foot-9, 340-pound tackle to his left, not even in the huddle. Hardwick, of all people, basically was re-confirming the fate of all offensive lineman.

Conference call: Gailey and Florence - Chargers.com
Buffalo head coach Chan Gailey and cornerback Drayton Florence speak to the San Diego media ahead of Sunday's 1:15 p.m. kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium.

Chargers place Castillo on IR, sign Triplett - Christopher Smith
The Chargers placed defensive end Luis Castillo on Reserve-Injured on Wednesday, ending a 13-week effort to get him healthy by the end of the season. San Diego also signed linebacker Nate Triplett.

AFC West mailbag - Bill Williamson
Often, teams usually move away from the type of coach they had just fired. When Turner was hired by San Diego in 2007, the Chargers went for an offensive coach after departing ways with a defensive-minded coach in Marty Schottenheimer. But I think this situation is different. I think the Chargers will look for the best possible fit regardless of what side of the ball a coach specializes on.

AFC West injury update - Bill Williamson
In San Diego, linebacker Donald Butler did not practice with a foot injury he suffered Monday night at Jacksonville.