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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: February 21, 2014

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Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESS

Ranking the 2014 Free Agents: Wide Receivers - Michael Mountford
The biggest strength in Golden Tate’s game is his ability to gain yards after the catch. In 2012 and ’13 Tate has forced 45 Missed Tackles, while no other WR has more than 35 in the same span. Unsurprisingly Tate also has one of the best Yards after Reception Average in the league, managing 7.9 YAC/Rec average last season.

Four Downs: AFC West - Tom Gower
ive general manager Tom Telesco credit, as he at least tried to upgrade the position. Unfortunately, big free agent acquisition Derek Cox was not the answer he was paid to be. He flopped, getting benched and returning to the lineup only to be benched again. He may be cut after not seeing significant playing time in any of the final seven games. His primary replacement, Richard Marshall, is a free agent.

Under the Cap: AFC West - Rivers McCown
Are the Chargers willing to turn over the entire interior of their line? It's a possibility they could look into. Clary's play is certainly not worthy of his A.J. Smith-granted extension at this point, and he's an obvious candidate for release. Harwick was name-dropped by Jason La Canfora, but I personally don't see that one as likely.

Jimmy Graham and Rethinking NFL Positions - Robert Mays
That’s the year Kellen Winslow and Don Coryell redefined what the tight end could be. Winslow caught 89 balls that year for nearly 1,300 yards. Split out like a wide receiver, used as a vertical threat, Winslow started to blur the positional lines for pass-catchers — the same lines Jimmy Graham is dealing with right now.