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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 7, 2013

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

Christian Petersen

Dwight Freeney likes fit in new D -
"I think the biggest thing was that, he was going to allow me to do a little bit of what I do," said Freeney, who will be used as an edge rusher on the right side. "It wasn't, 'Dwight, here, we're going to take you and put you in this thing and do things that you're not used to doing.' He said, 'You know what, we're going to put you in place to make plays, in familiar places, so that you're comfortable and you can just ball out.'

Dwight Freeney's new motivation - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
"When I came out of college, it was, 'Dwight, you're not big enough to play in the National Football League,'" Freeney said. "'You're not big enough to play every down. You'll be a situational player.' I used that as my fuel, my motivation to get me through these years.

Justin Bannan on Chargers' radar - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Justin Bannan is among the free agents the team has expressed interest in adding to its D-line rotation, per a source familiar with the situation. The 12th-year veteran spent two of the past three seasons with coach Mike McCoy in Denver and has appeared in 160 career games with 72 starts.

Freeney's collusion talk draws fire - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
"Freeney has to understand that the NFL learned years ago not to pay older players for what they did in the past, but to spend that money on younger players on the rise."

Mike McCoy isn't just a cliche machine - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Closer to the season, of course, the starters will hog the snaps. Yet, the equal allotment now is "very different," said Chargers newcomer Max Starks. "A lot of places don't do it like that," he said.