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Ben on the Bolts: Contract Seasons - Ben Higgins
King Dunlap – If the left tackle can stay healthy and continue the improvement he showed under offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris last season, the Chargers could have a difficult decision on their hands. Extend Dunlap, go with restricted free agent Mike Harris, or look for a franchise left tackle in the draft.

Danny Woodhead, Chargers Reach Contract Extension - Ricky Henne
"Danny is an integral part of our offense," said General Manager Tom Telesco.  "His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year.  We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future."

Linebacker Adrian Hamilton Joins Bolts - Ricky Henne
A star at Prairie View  A&M, the 6-3, 255-pounder recorded 108 tackles, 26 sacks and 34.5 tackles for loss over two seasons.  Hamilton led the nation with 20.5 sacks his senior season, besting Robert Mathis’ Southwestern Atlantic Conference single-season record along the way

English's exit a sign Freeney is healthy - Eric Williams
"Tourek is the one that’s been pretty interesting to me, how much he’s gained in the offseason," Johnson said. "Just how much more mature he is; he’s the one I think is going to have a huge year."

Rookie Impact: Wide Receivers - Gordon McGuinness
While they have been few and far between, all of this doesn’t mean that a rookie receiver can’t have a very productive rookie year, and we only need to look back at 2013 to see the first example of this. Drafted in the third round, Keenan Allen (+12.1) took advantage of Malcolm Floyd going down for the season in Week 2 to become Philip Rivers’ top target. Finishing the year as our 10th-highest graded receiver overall, and eighth in terms of his receiving grade, Allen added a +4.4 grade over two playoff games, setting the bar high in just his first season in the league.

Snake Facts - Randall Munroe (non-football)
Biologically speaking, what we call a 'snake' is actually a human digestive tract which has escaped from its host