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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 8, 2013

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

J. Meric

What does King Dunlap offer Chargers? - Bill Williamson
"It’s not a good situation," ESPN's Matt Williamson said. "I would say it is the worst left tackle situation in the NFL ... I would go with Dunlap of those terrible options." Williamson said Dunlap did not play too poorly last year, but he also thinks Dunlap is best suited for right tackle. That is not an option in San Diego with the team taking D.J. Fluker with the No. 11 overall pick.

Front-office additions are predictable - Bill Williamson
Both the Chiefs and the Chargers hired new general manager this year. Thus, these moves were expected. New regimes bring in their own people to fill out their front-office staffs. Expect to hear about other scouting moves in both Kansas City and in San Diego in the coming weeks. Often, these moves happen shortly after the draft.

San Diego Chargers: Is Mike Hermann the Next Tim Tebow? - Jerome Watson
Jerome likes what Mike Hermann brings to the table as a running QB and wants to see him mixed in as part of the 2013 San Diego Chargers offense. Is he crazy or might Charlie Whitehurst's job be in jeopardy?

Chargers, Courtney Gardner part ways - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
San Diego and Courtney Gardner have agreed to part ways while Gardner handles some personal matters, sources said this week. Gardner is a former Sierra College wide receiver whose physical talent the team is known to be high on, hosting him for a pre-draft April visit at Chargers Park before reaching a deal on April 27.

NFL Insider: the draft-day zero for RBs - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
In the recent NFL draft, not a single back went in the first round. Last time that happened, 50 years ago, Roger Goodell was hugging stuffed animals, not grown men.