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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 8, 2014

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

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Update on Cardinals RB Andre Ellington - Mike Jurecki
Some concern Ellington has tear and scar tissue from a previous injury. Re-attaching the tendon by surgery after the season is an option. Ellington was limited in practice on Saturday, and is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs Chargers. Ellington was not available for comment after practice.

Frank Reich set for Chargers' first round - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
"This is a boxing match. There is an opponent. This is the NFL, so they're all ranked. It's not like when a heavyweight fighter is set up for an easy win. Every match, you can get knocked out if you're not on your game. That's good. That's what makes it fun. You've got to be sharp. You do get hit. You do get put to the canvas sometimes. You've got to learn from it and do better the next time."

Chargers a Super Bowl sleeper - Aaron Schatz (Insider)
None of these positive indicators are a guarantee, of course. There's a lot of variation in the NFL, especially if you don't happen to have one of the 10 greatest quarterbacks of all time behind center, and a lot of unexpected and surprising things happen. But if we get to December and San Diego is fighting Denver for both the AFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, it won't really be particularly unexpected or surprising. The Chargers are the best team in the NFL that no one is talking about.

NFL Season Opener: San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals Preview - Steve Smith
The Red Birds enter the season opener with injuries on both sides of the ball but should have enough offense to pull out a victory on Monday Night Football. In what should be a high scoring affair, look for Arizona to post a 27-24 triumph to get its season off to a fine start.

Who to Watch: San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals - Derek Togerson
After 47 days of training camp, which came after a couple weeks of Organized Team Activities, which came after mini-camp, which came after rookie camp, which came after the NFL Draft, which came after a few organized workouts in the weight room, the Bolts FINALLY get to kick off against the Cardinals on Monday Night Football at 7:20 P.M. Pacific time.