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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 20, 2012

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Tolbert splits with Chargers, joins Carolina - Michael Gehlken
"We actually ended up with a deal that was less than what San Diego wanted to do," Turner said. "Reality is that cost of living, being closer to home, level of comfortability — he just felt like this was a better situation for him long term."

Chargers players on Manning: Bring it on - Kevin Acee & Michael Gehlken
Former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning landed in the AFC West on Monday, committing to the defending division champion Broncos as his next NFL home. Facing Denver will be a challenge, and based on early player reaction, it's one they'll embrace.

Tolbert Signs With Panthers - bylinebrown
Even if Stewart remains in the fold for the Panthers, Tolbert could be looked at as an insurance signing, so that should one of the Panthers "Double Trouble" tandem go down to injury - the team wouldn't have to drastically alter it's offensive philosophy. The similarity between the players and proximity of Stewart's payday could mean this is a move to supplant a Carolina stalwart for some years, though

Chargers won't pursue Tomlinson, Osgood - Michael Gehlken
General manager A.J. Smith tossed cold water Monday on any speculation the team might bring back a pair of Pro Bowlers from yesteryear, saying the Chargers will not pursue LaDainian Tomlinson or Kassim Osgood in free agency

Acee's analysis: Denver favorite in West - Kevin Acee
At this point, adding Peyton Manning to a team that already had an excellent (and improving) defense has to make the Broncos division favorites. The Chargers stole Eddie Royal, and Broncos might need more weapons on offense. But Manning has made do with less at times in his career.

A familiar face returns to Chargers Park - Christopher Smith
"When free agency breaks, your agent kind of lets you know who’s interested. There was a handful of teams there, and a little bit of a surprising one there with the Chargers," Whitehurst said. "When it became a possibility it was exciting to me and it’s something I definitely wanted to jump on."

Bolts feel a ripple from Denver - Scott Bair
Peyton Manning's impending signing with the Denver Broncos will change the dynamics of the AFC West. Count Chargers general manager A.J. Smith among the first to admit it.

Pressure is on defenses in AFC West - Bill Williamson
Richard Seymour joked about sleepless nights and Shaun Phillips tweeted about needing to work out more.