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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 2, 2013

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Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

A Metrics Breakdown of Top Pass Rushers: Tier 1 - Greg Peshek
One of the most notable things is Alex Okafor’s extremely efficient SPP. That means, on average he affects the quarterback every 6.5 snaps. The average for the entire class, including tier 2, is a PPS of 10. Many scouting reports and pundits have remarked on Okafor’s lack of explosiveness, that may be true, but clearly he’s doing something to get to the QB more often than any other pass rusher.

AFC West links: Dwight Freeney wants more - Bill Williamson
Free-agent wide receiver Micheal Spurlock could end up in Dallas, says Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

NFL Free-Agency Report: Leverage Is King - Bill Barnwell
There's one enormous misconception that keeps cropping up this NFL offseason in the reaction to surprising personnel decisions. In terms of evaluating how much a particular player is worth (to his team or another), one little tidbit matters more than anything else: Past performance, future performance, personality, and name value all fall by the wayside to this most essential bargaining chip. It explains both the Tony Romo deal from this past weekend and Carson Palmer's desperate attempt to flee the East Bay. In the NFL, leverage is everything.

Is King Dunlap the answer? - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Monday, when I asked Mike McCoy to identify the team's left tackle, he mentioned only Dunlap, the former Eagles backup and part-time starter at both tackle spots. But here's what else McCoy said: "We’re going to battle that out. We’re going to bring in some other guys over time and get competition together."

Chargers 2013 Free Agency Tracker - Ricky Henne
Stay up to date on all the comings and goings to the Chargers roster during free agency with our Free Agency Tracker.