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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 2, 2012

Chargers’ Kris Dielman, ‘the ultimate old-school, self-made player,’ retires in emotional press conference - Doug Farrar
There's nothing good about concussions, of course, but perhaps the worst thing about the malady that seems to be a bigger talking point on a week-by-week basis in the NFL is when a group of "head hits" takes one of the better guys from the game.

Chargers Owner: Kris Dielman 'Universally Respected' Around The League - Alfie Crow
"He's universally respected by the players and coaches around the league, who voted him to the AFC Pro Bowl squad four times. He's respected by his teammates, who voted him Lineman of the Year three times. And he's a fan favorite. It was the fans who voted him to the Chargers' 50th Anniversary Team as one of the franchise's 50 greatest players," Chargers President Dean Spanos said in a release by the team.

Dielman’s version of the underdog story - Christopher Smith
Kris Dielman packed his pickup truck with a Tupperware bin full of clothes and drove to San Diego from Indiana as a long-shot rookie defensive lineman.

Dielman reflects on historical career - Christopher Smith
"I gave everything I had. It ended a little early, but it is the right thing to do," Dielman said in front of his family, many of his teammates, coaches, Chargers staff and the media.

Dielman bids farewell in emotional ceremony - Kevin Acee
With his young family watching from the side, Kris Dielman officially retired Thursday morning in an uncensored and emotionally raw press conference he had to be coerced into attending.

Chat wrap: Could Broncos make a play for RG3? - Bill Williamson
I'm hearing Mathis is high on their list. Williams may be one of the biggest free agents on the board, but Mathis is a high quality player who is may be a tad cheaper. If Mathis doesn't sign with the Colts, the Chargers may be in play