N.F.L. to Weigh Three Teams’ Proposals on Moving to Los Angeles - Ken Belson
But placing one or more teams in Los Angeles, where fans have many other diversions, is no guarantee of success, and it would mean abandoning Oakland, St. Louis or San Diego, which have been solid, if less lucrative, N.F.L. markets.
Darius Philon among young players to impress at Chargers training camp - Eric Williams
As advertised, the Arkansas product has a quick get-off and uses his hands well rushing the passer. He’s also been better than expected against the run. With Tenny Palepoi being placed on the season-ending injured reserve, Philon has a chance to earn time as an interior defensive line rotational player.
Camp watch: McCoy gives light practice - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Several Chargers defenders are speeding up Fluker's education. Mitch Unrain, for instance. Unrain, a backup end in his fifth NFL year, used quick hands to create leverage and knock Fluker into the backfield. End Ricardo Mathews got into Fluker fast to win a 1-on-1 rush drill, and rookie end Darius Philon beat a reach block to foul up a run play. Fluker stayed aggressive, and had some success displacing opponents.
Gates vows to disprove PED perception - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
"At the end of the day," Gates said this week, "I know who I am. But in a sense, (the suspension) is something that I can kind of use. I can say, 'All right, I've got something to prove.'