Chargers move toward more physicality - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
The biggest amount of guaranteed money Telesco gave to an outside free agent this offseason went to an NFL veteran known for his physicality, guard Orlando Franklin. He is neither graceful nor polished nor supple, and those are concerns. He is, however, strong and ornery. And he played nearly every Broncos snap the last four years.
Chargers make QB change, swap in Rettig - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
Right now, the team projects to carry Philip Rivers and Kellen Clemens at quarterback come the regular season. Rettig and Brad Sorensen will push for a chance at a No. 3 job. Both are practice-squad eligible.
Grading Joe Barksdale signing - Joe Soriano
Even if Joe Barksdale doesn’t bounce back, he’ll still prove to be an upgrade for the Chargers offensive line, since he’s technically replacing Troutman or Wiggins in the starting lineup. Even though the Rams line played poorly last year, he was probably their best lineman and didn’t do a bad job of paving the road for last year’s promising rookie back Tre Mason.
Spanos has been trying to get a new stadium in San Diego for 14 years — so tough in a California political climate that, at least in NFL cases, has traditionally been entrenched against using public money for stadiums that fuel profits for wealthy owners — and this is the first time he's received such an offer. The presence of Faulconer, who's just 15 months into his term, was surely a factor.
This piece is going to be quick. Very quick. Why? Because I don’t think there’s particularly much to be said. In case you missed it, extra points are being moved to the 15-yard line. What does this mean?