How will Chargers use Green and Gates? - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Whenever a team employs two tight ends who are dangerous receivers, comparisons are made to the Patriots when Bill Belichick deployed two tight-end sets with playmakers Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. It's not a great comparison in most cases, including this one. Gronkowski was and is a reliable blocker, unlike Gates and Green, and Hernandez had rare versatility that extended even to success at running back.
He's Back! A "Rebooted" Antonio Gates Returns - Ricky Henne
The Chargers’ captain is also the team’s all-time leader in receptions (788), receiving yards (10,014) and touchdown receptions (99). But even with all of his accomplishments, he admits to having butterflies about returning to the field when the Bolts host the Steelers on Monday Night Football.
Have the Rams Cut the Chargers Out of L.A.? - Derek Togerson
One rumor has the Chargers joining the Rams in a stadium to be built by Rams owner Stan Kroenke in Inglewood. It would make sense on the surface but a recent report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggests the Bolts would be loath to move in with the Rams because of a business deal gone bad.
Faulconer visiting NFL owners - David Garick (UT$)
"I wanted to make sure our efforts here are clearly communicated," said Faulconer, who scrambled to make the visits amid a lobbying trip to Washington, D.C. that included 150 public officials and business leaders from San Diego. "It’s always beneficial when you can meet face to face — I’m a big believer in that."
Mayor tells Roger Goodell that San Diego Chargers future is bright - FOX Sports
Faulconer met with Goodell and separately with John Mara of the New York Giants, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots and Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers. They are members of the Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities.