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Chargers DE Joey Bosa thrilled for Noah Spence's success with Bucs - Jenna Laine
"Coming in, I kind of knew he was the guy and he was who I’d watched -- him and Adolphus Washington," Bosa said. "I was a little intimidated, because I knew I was going to have to turn into that one day. But at the same time, it was great having some great players to watch as a young player at Ohio State."

NFL evaluators pick the best running back - Field Yates (insider)
Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers: His explosiveness has stood out this season, as he has become the player many evaluators imagined coming out of Wisconsin.

On brink of career milestone, Chargers TE Antonio Gates focused on win - Eric Williams
"He is one of the greatest players to ever play the game," Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. "That is what the great ones do -- they are unselfish. All they want to do is go out there and help the team win. They know their number is going to be called plenty of times. [Gates] understands that. It is not the first time this has happened to him where someone tries [this game plan]."

NFL evaluators predict Week 13's best games - Mike Sando (insider)
"I picked San Diego just because Tampa has to travel to the West Coast, and the Chargers will give Tampa's offensive line fits when it comes time to throw the ball," one insider said. "Tampa will run the ball more with Doug Martin back, but if they ever get behind, San Diego will light them up with some of the stuff they do in their rush packages."

The NFL Rushers And Receivers Who Are Carrying Their Teams - Chase Stuart
And Chargers second-year back Melvin Gordon ranks second in this category, after ranking third in our first metric. He’s having a remarkable bounce-back year after struggling as a rookie.

Chargers expected to exercise option for L.A. move, sources say - Eric Williams
"Dean has said that he wants everyone to be able to focus on the remainder of the Chargers' season, and so [he] won't be making any final decisions until after the season is over," said Mark Fabiani, the point person on the stadium situation for the Chargers. "That hasn't changed."