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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: November 6, 2012

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Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Chuck Cook -US PRESSWIRE

the sunday afternoon smorgasbord - mjd
Today, we’re back at the original site of the Sunday Afternoon Smorgasbord, and I’m pleased to tell you that the waitress hiring practices have not changed over the last six years. That’s what I love about these sports bar waitresses, man. I get older … they stay the saaaame age.

Big-name prospects coming to AFC West? - Bill Williamson
Are Matt Barkley and Manti Te’o headed to the AFC West? As of now, Mel Kiper Jr. thinks so. Yes, the NFL draft is almost six months away and a lot will change between now and then and there will be countless projections.

Midseason NFL draft preview - Mel Kiper Jr. (INSIDER)
I think Rivers could use more help at wide receiver, and the team clearly needs to consider the possibility of life without Antonio Gates, or at least another tight end given how well Rivers has shown he can use the great one he has. Drafting tomorrow: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

What's the market for Stanford Routt? - Bill Williamson
Could Routt also find a home within the AFC West? Sure, I could see it. San Diego could use a solid cornerback. Depending on Tracy Porter’s health, Denver could be interested in a veteran, but I’d say the Chargers are more likely to look at Routt than Denver.

Corey Liuget is improved, not satisfied - Michael Gehlken
The Chargers defensive end had a breakthrough first half of the year, building on a full offseason and stretch of improved play at the end of his rookie campaign. He'll look to continue that Sunday against a Buccaneers offense that has averaged 36 points over the past four games.

Vincent Jackson has the Chargers' respect - Michael Gehlken
"He's one of the top five wide receivers in this game," Jammer said. "It's going to be a challenge, but at the same time, it's always a challenge you look forward to because of his ability to make plays. Like I said, I'd rank him right there in the top five receivers of this game. It's going to be matchup that I'm sure he's looking forward to

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos keep winning, Chiefs plummeting - Pro Football Weekly Staff
Injuries to Meachem and Royal forced the Chargers to dress three wideouts vs. the ChiefsMalcom Floyd, Danario Alexander and Seyi Ajirotutu. Alexander signed prior to the Cleveland game and Ajirotutu had been back with the team for only a few days, yet it didn’t seem to be a problem — Alexander led the team with 61 receiving yards.