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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 13, 2013

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

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Linebacker Jarret Johnson in position to punish - Annie Heilbrunn
"Changing teams, it's hard," Johnson said. "I didn't realize how hard it is, and I don't think I respected how much of a challenge it is to be on a new team. Even though you go through the whole offseason, the whole preseason, it's tough. I really didn't feel at home until probably mid-season of last year."

City Sticks to Convention Center Game Plan - Steven Luke & R. Stickney
Despite the Chargers attempt to crowd the field, San Diego city leaders believe their plan is the one that will earn Coastal Commission approval

"It's Been a Rollercoaster Ride" - Bront Bird
Thinking about where I came from last year it’s been a rollercoaster ride.  Not making the team out of training camp last year to this year, it’s crazy going from one extreme to the other.  But everything happens for a reason and I’m going to make the most of this opportunity.

NFL Rookie Rankings - Mel Kiper Jr. (Insider)
As far as I'm concerned, you can throw out any numbers that attempt to tell you how Fluker did in a vacuum. I say that because Fluker was average at best on film, but the guy he often had to block happens to be the best defensive player in football. And for most of three quarters, J.J. Watt wasn't a devastating factor in the game. Fluker got out of his stance quickly, showed good feet and played a fundamentally sound game overall.

How Your Favorite NFL Team's 53 Man Roster was Assembled - Brandon Lee Gowton
Back in July I put a post together entitled "How Your Favorite NFL Team's 90 Man Roster was Assembled". It was a worthwhile activity because it resulted in some interesting nuggets. I stated I would revisit this activity again once the NFL teams cut their rosters down to 53. I waited until after Week 1 of the NFL to chart this data because of the vested veteran rule. NFL rosters are generally more settled after the first week.