Will the stadium-campus-tax coalition hold? - Michael Smolens (UT$)
Briggs designed the thing to try and resolve a multitude of disputes among often competing interests. Taking that at face value, it’s a nobel effort for sure. But it remains to be seen whether the Brigg measure can get the Chargers enough of what they need (money that isn’t theirs) or if Moores’ plans to develop the Mission Valley site — lofty campus/research center or not — and his downtown projects eventually run afoul of Frye, the former councilwoman, and Briggs, the activist attorney, who are skeptical of developers in general.
On Casey Hayward, Gates, Green, Weddle - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Hayward is a smart player who can provide some of the know-how that Eric Weddle supplied. He's adept at reading patterns and anticipates throws well. At 5-foot-11 3/8 and 194 pounds, he's the same size as Robinson. Two years younger than Robinson, he'll turn 27 in September. Robinson tested as quicker, faster and springier at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Chargers Land Versatile CB Casey Hayward - Chargers.com
Hayward burst onto the scene with a standout first season, leading all NFL rookies with six interceptions and 21 passes defended. He was limited to just three games during his sophomore campaign due to a hamstring injury, but bounced back to appear in all 16 games the past two seasons. The 26-year old tied for seventh in the NFL with five total takeaways in 2014 (three interceptions and two fumble recoveries), and started a career-high 11 games last season with 65 tackles and seven passes defended.
Schefter: Ex-Chargers OT Chris Hairston scheduled to visit Steelers - Eric Williams
"I’d take him any day of the week," Rivers said about Hairston, who played a career-high 92 snaps in a 27-20 loss against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Week 6 of the 2015 season. "He could hardly walk on Wednesday, and that’s what makes you appreciate the guys up front. I said, ‘Hey, how are ya?’ on Wednesday. And he said, ‘I’ll be out there.’"
Signing of CB Casey Hayward gives Chargers flexibility in secondary - Eric Williams
Hayward played 598 snaps as a slot defender and 200 snaps on the perimeter with Green Bay last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Such versatility is important for San Diego considering Brandon Flowers is returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for the final four games of the season.