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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 30, 2012

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Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Le'Ron McClain (33) rushes for 2 yards against the San Diego Chargers at the Metrodome. The Chargers win 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Le'Ron McClain (33) rushes for 2 yards against the San Diego Chargers at the Metrodome. The Chargers win 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

32 Teams, 32 Observations: The Preseason Edition - Khaled Elsayed
There’s a lot of talent in the Chargers ’ outside linebacker group, but you wonder if the rotation they look like employing is a little overkill. No other team looks like they’ll be rotating their OLBs quite as frequently, with the A Team (Sean Phillips and Jarret Johnson) making way for the B team (Melvin Ingram and Larry English) while the Wild Card (Antwan Barnes) wreaks havoc on third down.

Spurlock Finding Key Role with Bolts - Ricky Henne
"Micheal has shown what we hoped for when we brought him in," said head coach Norv Turner. "He’s a versatile player. He can play in all of the kicking game scenarios, and we can put him out at wide receiver and in the slot. Obviously he’s been very active in the preseason so we like what we’ve seen from him."

Andy Benoit Previews the Chargers - Andy Benoit
A regime change probably could have helped ignite some much-needed excitement (i.e. ticket sales) for this somewhat struggling franchise. But, over the long haul, the best way to help a franchise’s bottom line is to win games. Smith and Turner give the Chargers the best chance for that this season.

Free agent Presley hopes to stick with Bolts - Scott Bair
The undrafted free agent played quarterback at Appalachian State, but his 5-foot-10, 185-pound frame didn't provide a professional future at the position. He dabbled in other positions during his senior year, including wide receiver and cornerback. His experience at cornerback came out of necessity and lasted just one game.

LaDainian Tomlinson moves into broadcasting - North County Times
Tomlinson will appear on NFL Network's new Sunday morning show, "First on the Field." He'll also host weekly shows on NFL news and fantasy football for SiriusXM.

Slow start for Chargers run game - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
Le'Ron McClain held a pen and took his time. He thought it over and thought it over and thought it over. Finally, early this offseason, the Chargers fullback wrote down a goal for the 2012 season: He wants the rushing offense to average 4.2 yards per carry.

Chargers hamstrung at cornerback - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The Chargers have four veteran cornerbacks on their roster, and lately, all but Cason have been sidelined with hamstring injuries. That leaves Cason with the first-year players, which could be the arrangement Thursday when the Chargers meet the 49ers in the preseason finale.