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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: February 9, 2016

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers hire Maas, meet with city - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"Mr. Maas has a wealth of experience on the stadium issue, and we welcome his addition as a positive development," Faulconer spokesman Craig Gustafson said in a statement Monday night. "Mr. Maas is well versed in the opportunities and challenges of the various options Mr. Spanos is considering for a San Diego stadium solution. We anticipate further meetings over the coming weeks."

One Maas chance at stadium solution? - Kevin Acee (UT$) [from 06/15]
Alas, Maas withdrew from consideration in December. He said it would be a correct characterization to describe his reason for doing so as his not believing the course the city was taking, with the Citizens Stadium Advisory Group, would yield a successful result.

Chargers Appoint Fred Maas as Special Advisor to Stadium Initiative Project -
The Chargers today announced the appointment of Fred Maas as Special Advisor to Chargers’ Chairman Dean Spanos. Mr. Maas, the former Chairman of San Diego’s Centre City Development Corporation, will advise Spanos and the Chargers on the Citizens' Initiative process, including the exploration of possible stadium financing plans that would be publicly acceptable, the drafting of the initiative document, and the creation of the campaign infrastructure necessary to give the Citizens’ Initiative the best possible chance of success.

Tom Telesco Explains Biggest Draft Misconceptions - Ricky Henne
"A lot of people feel you only scout the positions in the draft where you think you have needs," he said.  "But we scout every position like we have an empty roster.  We scout every quarterback all the way down to kickers, punters and long snappers.  They are all scouted an equal amount all the way through to the end. As we get to April, then we will start to narrow it down.  But it really is a very wide net, and you keep narrowing that focus down.  The draft is not something that you go into with thoughts in mind only about certain positions, and that is who you are going to take.  That is not how it works.

Top 10 free agents about to hit free agency - Michael Renner
The class of the safety position for some time now in the NFL, Weddle is hitting the free agent market later than I’m sure he’d like. In 2014, he was PFF’s No. 1 ranked safety, but this past season’s injuries limited him to only 769 snaps, and he fell to our 12th-highest graded safety. His relationship also soured with the Chargers, so that makes Weddle the most talented safety to likely be readily available on the open market. There is no doubt, though, that Weddle can still cover with the best of them at 31 years old. His lowest coverage grade in his career is +3.5 (0.0 is average)—and that came back in 2010.

2016 NFL Free Agent Safety Tracker - Spotrac
Eric Weddle
Eric Berry
William Moore
Reggie Nelson
Charles Woodson
Walter Thurmond
Sean Richardson
Mark Barron
Tashaun Gipson