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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 6, 2013

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Ranking the AFC West UFAs - Bill Williamson
At 6-foot-5 and 342 pounds, Geathers is a mountain of a man with the size and lower-body strength to hold his ground against double teams and clog up the middle when he keeps his pads down. However, he struggles to stay low, and doesn’t offer much as a pass-rusher, either.

PFF’s Top 101 of 2012: 20 to 11 - Khaled Elsayed
Weddle just keeps getting better, and while the Chargers can’t be happy with their year, they’ve got to be impressed with the consistency of their star defensive player. Our top-ranked safety graded positively in every area, showing himself capable of manning the deep middle of the field and coming up to support in the run game. The premier player in the league at his position.

Marcus Gilchrist open to safety switch - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
"Wherever I can help the team," he said in a phone interview. "If that means playing corner and helping the team, then that's where I'll be. If it means safety, that's where I'll be. Wherever the coaches feel I can help the team best."

Donald Butler not giddy about Te'o, yet - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
"I think a lot of people are jumping to conclusions," Butler said this week. "He has to come in and prove himself as a starter. Obviously, it would be nice — that's why you draft someone in the second round. We don't know how he's going to be in the NFL. I hope he comes in and he's a superstar. Hopefully we can create something that will carry us for the next four, five, six years.

Report: Chargers haven’t reached out to Max Starks - Josh Alper
There aren’t many other veteran options on the market at this point in the offseason and none are better than former Steeler Max Starks, but the team doesn’t appear to be moving in that direction after missing out on McKinnie.

We must trust Chargers GM sees future - Kevin Acee (paywall)
Do they think Dunlap, their new blocking tight ends and Danny Woodhead can be good enough for one season before they truly address their left tackle need in 2014?