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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 6, 2013

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

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

Is Danny Woodhead the new Darren Sproles? - Michael C. Jones
Darren Sproles gave the Chargers a different look from LaDainian Tomlinson and Ryan Mathews for five seasons, and was especially adept at catching the ball and making big plays out in space. He parlayed his success with the Bolts into a $7.283 million payday as a backup and then a multi-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Robert Meachem, an expensive 3rd-stringer - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
It's easy to rip Meachem. Seldom did he get open last year, and when he did come clear against the Browns, he dropped what would've been a sure touchdown pass in the 7-6 loss. But it's not Meachem's fault that the Chargers overpaid him.

Mathis, Freeney contend with offseason break up - Michael Marot (paywall)
While Mathis embraced his role and became increasingly more productive, Freeney never quite fit in. He looked uncomfortable in pass coverage and his spin move wasn't nearly as effective. So at age 33 with his contract expiring and three consecutive seasons of declining numbers, Indy general manager Ryan Grigson made the decision to break up the tandem.

From 32 to 1, presenting the Shutdown Corner preseason power rankings - frank Schwab
24. San Diego Chargers: Still haven't seen anything to indicate they won't drop like a rock this year.

Team Report - SAN DIEGO CHARGERS - Yahoo! Sports
The tinkering includes getting the ball out of Rivers' hands quicker by leaning on more intermediate routes. Rivers has been pummeled the past two years -- he was sacked 49 times last season -- as the team didn't seem to get away from the deep drops despite a shoddy offensive line.