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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 15, 2014

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

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Chargers release linebacker Terrell Manning - Darin Gantt
They had claimed him off waivers from the Packers last summer, but he played in just one game for the Chargers last season.

Malcom Floyd Enthused for 2014 Return - Ricky Henne
After suffering a scary neck injury last year, Malcom Floyd is looking forward to the upcoming 2014 season more than ever before.

Small-school prospects dream big - Jeffri Chadiha
Desir's coaches had informed him that some scouts would be watching that session, but Desir figured they'd be sitting high in the nearby bleachers, with binoculars scanning the action. Instead, a handful of men armed with notebooks and pens hovered only a few feet from every drill he participated in that day. As Desir quickly learned, they weren't there simply out of mild curiosity.

Five teams with quick draft fixes - Neil Hornsby (Insider)
At his best, Jarret Johnson was probably the best run-defending OLB of the PFF era, but he was never -- even in his prime days -- much of a pass-rusher. Combine that with Freeney's health (and age) and two first-round selections in Melvin Ingram and Larry English who already have drawn concerns with their poor early-career performances, and you have significant reason for concern.

5 San Diego Chargers Who Could Have Their Roles Expand In 2014 - Thomas Conroy (slideshow)
There is heavy anticipation for the upcoming football season in America’s Finest City, as the San Diego Chargers have captured everyone’s attention with their play in 2013. First, they qualified for the AFC playoffs on the last weekend of regular season, then they secured an impressive first-round playoff win. These unexpected results have brought the franchise back into the Super Bowl conversation once again.

Nick Hardwick: Rivers ready for best year yet - Eric Williams
"I can't imagine not playing with Philip this year because I truly believe this is going to be his best year of his whole career, from here on out," Hardwick said.