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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 13, 2012

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Titans likely without McCarthy vs. Chargers - Terry McCormick
Tennessee Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy, arguably the team's best defensive player, likely will be out this week against the San Diego Chargers with an ankle injury, according to

Blackout looming over home opener - Scott Bair
The Chargers' "White Hot Sunday" is in serious trouble of being blacked out. A team spokesman said "several thousand" general tickets are available for Sunday's home opener against the Tennessee Titans, and wouldn't get any more specific.

Gates Three Catches Shy of History - Ricky Henne
ans in attendance for the Chargers home opener on Sunday have a strong chance of seeing history in the making. That’s because future Hall-of-Famer Antonio Gates stands just three receptions shy of 600 for his career.

Race for Rookie fo the Year - Khaled Elsayed
4. Kendall Reyes, DE, SD (+3.3) Has San Diego found a new player to get pressure up the gut? The second-rounder had a field day against Alex Parsons and Mike Brisiel, picking up a hit and five pressu

Back to School: How Mike Shanahan Is Using RG3's College Offense With the Redskins - Chris Brown
It's triple-option football, translated and transmuted into something palatable for the pros, and it worked. The credit goes to Shanahan for evolving with the times and embracing a style his young quarterback is comfortable with.

AFC West Stock Watch - Bill Williamson
The Chargers focused on improving the defense in the offseason after a second straight playoff-less season. The defensive concentration paid off. San Diego was terrific against the run and against the pass. It dictated the game and was very physical. This unit has real potential.

Ryan Mathews doesn't practice - Bill Williamson
Mathews was hoping to play Sunday, but the fact that he didn’t work at all Wednesday may not be a good sign. If he can’t play, the Chargers will likely go with Ronnie Brown, Le'Ron McClain and Curtis Brinkley. San Diego ran for just 32 yards on 20 carries against Oakland.