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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 13, 2013

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


Manti Te'o is 'one of the guys' in San Diego - Bill Williamson
Team insiders said the hoax has never been mentioned and it is a non-issue in the locker room. The only heckling or hazing Te’o gets from his veteran teammate is the occasional “You’re not at Notre Dame anymore, rook” when he is beaten on a play.

Rivers talking up teammates - Bill Williamson
On receiver Vincent Brown, who is returning from a broken ankle that kept him out all of last year: “Not that he was moping, but there is life back to him this year.”

McCoy and Chargers fitting well together - Bill Williamson
Undrafted rookie free agents, cornerback Kenny Okoro and safety Jahleel Addae, have had strong springs. If they continue to perform well in training camp, they could be in the mix for the 53-man roster.

San Diego Chargers biggest surprise and disappointment - Brendan Davis
Despite having a mediocre 2012 campaign, San Diego has a good-sized talent pool on their roster. The biggest problem for some of this talent is consistency, not consistency in on field play, but consistency in playing at all. Ryan Matthews, Danario Alexander, Antonio Gates, and Derek Cox, are four players who will either make a huge impact or disappoint fans with another injury.

Chargers practice report: Weddle sharp - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Antonio Gates, who turns 33 next week, continues to look quick and fit. He's breaking in rookie Manti Te'o and new strong safety Marcus Gilchrist. Because he was quick and elusive, he was able to use his height advantage against those defenders.