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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: August 20, 2014

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

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Javontee Herndon Zoned in on Consistency, Playmaking - Ricky Henne
"I had a lot of teams calling me after the draft ended, and also during the draft telling me they might be picking me soon," he said. "And the Chargers showed a lot of interest in me and made me feel wanted.  I was disappointed not to be drafted, but it’s all worked out.  This is the best place for me.  The Chargers spoke with me about two or three times in the months leading up to the draft."

Chargers' Antonio Gates lets his sister's memory guide him - Sam Farmer
The memories flood back for Gates, 34. He's somber, but there's no catch in his voice. He shed countless tears during that weeks-long bedside vigil, but there was powerful bonding, too.

San Diego Chargers add DL Doug Worthington - Manny Casillas
The 6-5, 318 pound Ohio State product has only played six games, totaling three tackles, in his three-year career, after spending most of his rookie season on the Pittsburgh Steelers/Tampa Buccaneers practice squads.

Despite Injury, Chargers Rookie Makes Good Impression - R. Stickney
"When you’re throwing it at him, he seems to always make it close" said Chargers QB Philip Rivers. "Nothing jumps out at me that he’s given up that’s been easy."

Mike McCoy returns to San Francisco roots - Eric Williams
McCoy said that his parents will attend the game, along with some other family and friends. But the San Diego head coach still considers the trip north a business trip. He also gets an opportunity to check out the San Francisco’s new home, Levi’s Stadium, for the first time. The Chargers will play there again during the regular season on Dec. 20.

Johnnie Troutman pushing for starting job - Eric Williams

"I'm feeling good," Troutman said. "Every day is a grind to just get better, so it's just taking baby steps. There's plays here and there every day in practice that you pick out that you want to do better on. But the whole thing about it is to have more good plays than you have bad."