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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 18, 2014

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James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Predicting the Chargers' final 53: Take 4 - Kevin Acee & Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Jeromey Clary (If he is ready enough to come off the PUP list but not ready to play the first week or two, the Chargers will have to keep a ninth lineman, and that will be Johnnie Troutman.)

In Focus: Chargers D-line - Sam Monson
I can’t think of a defensive line in recent seasons that has featured as many plays where a defensive lineman is blown clean off the ball and often driven right into the secondary or pancaked to the ground. At times it seems that the Chargers linemen are only making plays against the run if they happen to get rag-dolled into the path of a cutting running back at the second level.

Five Lessons from the Seahawks Game - Ricky Henne
"We weren’t good at all in all three phases.  We’re not hiding behind anything.  That’s the Super Bowl Champs for a reason and they played like it.  We wanted to come in here and play well, and we just didn’t do it.  Even though it’s the preseason you can say it doesn’t matter, but it does matter in our eyes.  It should matter and you should care.  We shouldn’t be happy with the performance we put out there.  We’ll go back to work."

Notable Bolts Make Their Debut - Ricky Henne
For Chris Watt, Friday night marked the culmination of a life-long dream. The team’s third round pick sat out the preseason opener against the Cowboys, so the game marked his very first NFL experience. "It was good to play because it was my first game since November 30," he explained.  "So it’s been a while and felt good to compete against guys you want to beat up a little bit.  I think that’s what kind of makes it the most fun.  Obviously I wish we won, but it was a good game experience for sure."