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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 4, 2012

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2012 Power Rankings: Preseason - PFF Analysis Team
You can only cry wolf so many times. The Chargers are often a team you tip, but their inability to turn that into championships has our team souring on them. Which Philip Rivers shows up this year?

These rookies have key Week 1 roles - Bill Williamson
San Diego, left tackle Mike Harris: This will be one of the most closely watched players in the division in Week 1. The undrafted rookie is starting for the injured Jared Gaither. Harris’ task is to protect Philip Rivers’ blindside against the best defensive line in the AFC West. Best of luck to him.

Reintroducing Your Secret Superstars - Khaled Elsayed
Cam Thomas: May not get a chance to show it with Aubrayo Franklin in town, but took a huge step forward in 2011.

Mathews Shows Progress in Recovery -Ricky Henne
Out there with his teammates for the first time in nearly a month, he took part in non-contact drills and caught balls out of the backfield. Afterwards, he reported that he felt no pain and had full range of motion in his arm. Mathews attributed his relatively quick return to the field on maintaining a positive outlook throughout the ordeal.

Mathews returns to practice; status for opener unclear - Scott Bair
Ryan Mathews is pushing his rehab as fast as he possibly can. The Chargers running back is hellbent on playing the regular-season opener Sept, 10 against Oakland and has been begging coaches to let him return to practice for nearly a week.

Jared Gaither: 'I'm a professional athlete' - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"If you were to ask Philip (Rivers), I'm pretty sure that he wants me at my best," Gaither said. "The rest of my teammates, they want me at my best. That's what I'm here to give everyone and myself, is my best."

Last Day of Camp - Shannon Forrey (VIDEO)
I apologize in advance.