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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 26, 2015

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

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

How Will New Rules Impact Nick Novak? - Ricky Henne
There is also no difference in his approach to kicking from the new distance.  If anything, Novak embraces the challenge. As a true competitor, he welcomes to chance for more opportunities from actual field goal distances rather than the 20-yard gimme.

What If Tom Brady Missed Four Games Every Year? - Benjamin Morris
But while I don’t know what Brady is really worth, I can lay out a couple of estimates and see what the effects of his suspension might be. Let’s use history as our guide and look at the past 14 years to see what might have happened had Brady been forced to sit the first four games of each season.

The NFL's 2015 contract year superstars - Jason B. Hirschhorn
Through the first six weeks of the 2014 season, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers might have been the best player in the league. Over that span, he tossed 15 touchdowns against only two interceptions. Combined with his other passing numbers, Rivers produced a passer rating of 117.6.

'Voila': Melvin Ingram drops 20 pounds - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The 26-year-old says he lost weight not because of external pressure from the Chargers or otherwise. He did it because it was something he wanted after missing 19 games the past two years, including seven in 2014 from a hip injury.

Chargers look at several young ILBs - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Of late, injuries have hit hard at inside linebacker. A broken foot sidelined Te'o in each August. Butler, the other returning starter, sustained a season-ending elbow injury Dec. 14. Also, a torn Achilles' tendon ended his rookie season, and groin injuries cost him multiple games in two other seasons. Butler was dropped into a platoon role last November.