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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: July 10, 2015

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

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At 50-1, Chargers are worth gamble - Nick Canepa (UT$)
I feel this way despite tight end Antonio Gates being suspended the first four games for PED use. They’ve won without Gates before; won with him on one foot. Maybe it’s Ladarius Green’s time to break out. The wet paper bag is unbroken. He’s overdue.

Philip Rivers on Disappointment in Antonio Gates’ suspension & why he trusts the explanation - Marty Caswell
He’ll have to find someone else to throw them to for the first four games of the 2015 season after  Gates was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. Gates, who led the Chargers with 12 touchdowns in 2014, will miss games versus the Lions, Vikings, Bengals and Browns to start the season,  and on Monday afternoon, Rivers joined The Darren Smith Show to discuss his reaction to his suspension.

Kellen Clemens Enjoys "Constantly" Learning from Rivers - Hayley Elwood
"(Reich’s) a great resource because he’s played the position and that’s really invaluable.  He’s been awesome and another good guy.  It’s been an opportunity for me, with Frank specifically, to learn about what we’re doing out here and then ask him how he did it when he was a backup.  It’s great to be able to balance that off of him."

Josh Lewin Weighs in on New Broadcast Partners -
"First of all, on a personal note, I want to thank Hank Bauer for 10 great years. He taught me so much about the Chargers and football in general, and I'm forever grateful.

MythBusters: Can any running back excel behind Cowboys' offensive line? - Doug Farrar
Though his tenure as the Dallas Cowboys' owner may be erratic at times, Jerry Jones has engaged in some fairly intelligent team-building recently. Jones and his 'Boys have taken three offensive linemen in the first round—starting with the selection of USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith in the first round of the 2011, and drafting center Travis Frederick in '13 and guard Zack Martin in '14. On top of that, they landed LSU tackle La'el Collins as an undrafted free agent this year, after he went undrafted following a legal investigation.