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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 2, 2013

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Andy Lyons

San Diego Chargers load up on defense - Bill Williamson
The team claimed defensive lineman Drake Nevis from the Indianapolis Colts and linebacker Terrell Manning from the Green Bay Packers. Earlier in the day, the team traded a 2015 conditional seventh-round pick to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for defensive tackle Sean Lissemore, and signed linebacker and special-teams standout Reggie Walker. He was with Arizona.

San Diego Chargers cut-down analysis - Bill Williamson
This is a thin roster, so there weren’t a ton of standout cuts here. But there were two veteran names of note to get the axe in the first year of the Tom Telesco-Mike McCoy era in San Diego. Tackle Max Starks and receiver Robert Meachem were cut. Neither were very good this summer.

Cutdown Blog: AFC West - PFF Analysis Team
Michael Hill, RB: As the horrible -5.4 grade would suggest, just didn’t offer much as a runner and had some terrible hands to drop three of the seven passes thrown his way. A big surprise he lasted longer than Edwin Baker.

ReFo: SF @ SD, Preseason WK 4 - Khaled Elsayed
Not much is expected of rookie seventh rounders, and in that respects Brad Sorenson (-2.4) delivered. After being relatively untroubled during preseason he imploded in such a way that the team was left with no choice but to just run the clock out midway through the fourth as he threw two bad picks and completed just 38.9% of his passes. He’s unlikely to see any playing time until next year, so let’s hope in the meantime he can replicate more of what we saw in the first three weeks of preseason.

Chargers Bolster Roster with Flurry of Moves - Ricky Henne
Nevis was the Colts’ third-round selection (87th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft while Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco was in Indianapolis. The 6-1, 310-pound LSU product appeared in 14 games over his first two NFL seasons, registering 35 tackles and one sack. Nevis appeared in four games this preseason, collecting eight tackles and two sacks.