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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: July 11, 2013

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


Game Time Rewind: Kendall Reyes - Ryan Schuler
"When I’m in the tunnel getting ready for the game, I know it’s game time," Reyes said. "I’m not thinking about anything besides the game. I know I’m prepared, so I’m just ready to play. All the preparation is done. I’m warmed up and ready to go. I’m just really amped up."

BLOG: Fluker "One of the best feelings ever" - Jordan Beane
Growing up, D.J. Fluker had a weary relationship with the word "home". Raised in New Orleans, Fluker had slept in cars and escaped from the Big Easy as Katrina was barreling down on the city, leaving everything behind. Later, during his time at Alabama, a tornado destroyed his apartment. So it’s no surprise that one of the first things the big right tackle bought after signing his rookie contract was a house for his mom.

Charger Girls: A look back at the 2012 squad - Ryan Schuler
With a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 2013 Charger Girls calendar coming soon, let's first look back to last year's shoot from the beaches of Southern California.

Ranking the NFL's backup quarterbacks - Marc Sessler
Anderson's 2007 Pro Bowl campaign was mere illusion. He has worked himself out of two starting jobs and looms as one of the league's shakiest reserves. Whitehurst has floated from San Diego to Seattle, and back again. Nice for a Hobbit, not so much for Charlie. Harrell was an epic train wreck last preseason. If he sees the field, it only will mean sadness in Green Bay.

Chargers an economic engine, exec says - Jonathan Horn (paywall)
The San Diego Chargers are an economic driver to this region, but some potential for the offseason is left on the sidelines because Qualcomm Stadium can’t attract big-time events, said Ken Derrett, the team’s chief marketing officer Tuesday.

Juggernaut Index, No. 26: The San Diego Chargers - Andy Behrens
The Juggernaut Index is our annual preseason ranking of NFL teams for fantasy purposes. Repeat: FANTASY PURPOSES. Here, we care about yards and points, not wins and losses. This isn’t your standard NFL power ranking. If a team’s roster features upper-tier fantasy assets, that group will rank near the top of the J.I.