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Serious Business: 8/16 San Diego Chargers Links

Travis LaBoy #54 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL game at Candlestick Park.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Travis LaBoy #54 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL game at Candlestick Park. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Scouts Buzz: Preseason Week 1 - Matt Williamson
The Chargers also look to have added an impact player at each level of their already-impressive defense in DT Corey Liuget, ILB Takeo Spikes and S Bob Sanders. Don't sleep on San Diego this season.

San Diego cannot afford to lose Chargers - Mike Aguirre
There are two reasons why the San Diego Chargers are the only professional football team in Southern California: 1) the Los Angeles football market is flooded with two major college football teams – USC at the L.A. Coliseum and UCLA at the Rose Bowl; and 2) San Diego fans and their city government have vigorously and consistently supported the Chargers.

Time for Martin is now - Chris Jenkins
"Not to insult the French, but he’s come a long way. Not to slam where he came from, either, but it’s almost like taking a player out of community college and putting him in the NFL."

Teammates' injuries allow LaBoy to impress - Scott Bair
Larry English returned to work on Saturday from a foot injury that had kept him out of camp, while Antwan Barnes has missed an extended period with a strained quadriceps. That has left LaBoy to take reps with the first team, and the seventh-year veteran has impressed.

Chargers Liking Long Break - Derek Togerson
Perhaps it's a bit overly dramatic, but Chargers head coach Norv Turner knows an extra day off in the NFL is worth a whole lot more than the sum of its 24 hours.

Gates' progress encouraging - Kevin Acee
Gates' still-recovering foot (plantar fasciitis) felt well enough to practice for a second straight day Sunday, and being out there for an early Monday walkthrough gives credence to the projection he'll be ready for the start of the season.