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Serious Business: 6/9 San Diego Chargers Links

Kiper's Summer Audits: AFC West - Mel Kiper Jr. (Insider)
Questions that remain: It seems absurd to say the team that used all kinds of receivers, who posted good numbers, all year in 2010 has a need at the position. But I still see that as a need, and I'm interested to see whether the Chargers make a move there. Elsewhere, I could have seen a higher pick on the offensive line, but all in all, I like a lot of what the Chargers have done in this limited offseason, and I think anybody can see this roster still has the talent to win that division.

NFL, players acknowledge talks - Associated Press
Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.

Broken Tackles 2010 - Aaron Schatz
Only two defensive linemen had six broken tackles: Chris Long of St. Louis and Lamarr Houston of Oakland. Justin Smith of San Francisco had zero broken tackles with 62 tackles, and four other linemen had zero broken tackles with more than 40 tackles: Jared Allen, Antonio Garay, Sione Pouha, and Vince Wilfork.

Pay it Forward - Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Since May of 2011, former Chargers/Raiders/Dolphins defensive end, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila has written articles for Pro Interviews. This is the second in a series of columns Akbar Gbaja-Biamila will write for

Rivers on lockout: 'I'm about to reach my limit' - NFL - Football
"I'm about to reach my limit, I'm going stir crazy," Rivers told me. "I think it's just unfortunate we've come to this. The game is at an all-time high. I'm not talking about revenue. I'm talking about popularity. We're essentially putting all of that at risk. I don't mean just players. I mean owners, everyone. I didn't think we’d ever be here. I'm still shocked we're at this point.