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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 7, 2014

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

Scott Cunningham

Why Derek Cox was a big bust - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Cox was diligent in his preparations, said teammates and coaches. He acknowledged having to learn a new system and new teammates but made no excuses for his breakdowns. "I always will be positive," he told me more than once in interviews.

Free agent watch: G Jon Asamoah - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
Clary's return would close the door. The Chiefs have employed Asamoah since drafting him in 2010 and may want him back.

Free agent watch: WR Ted Ginn - Tom Krasovic (paywall)
The Panthers, thin at receiver, may bring him back. For all his speed, he is barely better than a coin flip when it comes to the pass being completed. Here are his catch rates, starting with his rookie season in 2007: 48 percent, 61 percent, 52.1 percent, 37.5 percent, 62.5 percent, 60 percent, 58.8 percent.

2014 Free Agency Primer - Chargers.com
During this negotiation period, a prospective unrestricted free agent cannot visit a club (other than the player’s current club) at its permanent facility or at any other location, and no direct contact is permitted between the player and any employee or representative of a club (other than the player’s current club). If a player is self-represented, clubs are prohibited from discussions with the player during the negotiating period.

Not just throwing darts - Danny Kelly (MUST READ)
Risers, fallers, winners, losers, sleepers, reaches and busts. The feats and fiascos by front offices during the three-day spectacle that is the modern NFL Draft has become the stuff of legend and infamy. But what is the real process that precedes what ultimately gives us these outcomes every spring?