Chargers receive their Christmas bonuses - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The NFL operates on its own calendar. It celebrated a new year last Wednesday. And for players, Christmas just came Monday. Performance-based pay, a compensation pool that distributes larger bonuses for players whose playing time exceeded expectation based on salary, is out for the 2015 season.
Who's filling in for the top departing free agents - John Clayton
The signing of veteran Dwight Lowery from the Colts fills the void for Weddle, whom the Chargers knew was going to leave in free agency. Lowery will work with Jahleel Addae as the safeties in the secondary. Addae did a nice job filling in for Weddle when he was injured. The Chargers wanted to add a veteran safety for leadership purposes.
From Aaron Rodgers to Philip Rivers: Practice doesn't get easier for Casey Hayward - Eric Williams
"Aaron, that’s my dude," Hayward said during an introductory news conference this week at Chargers Park. "He’s great. He’s one of the best to do it -- not just right now, but one of the best ever to do it. Going against him, I’ve seen him in practice make some of the craziest throws.
Warren Moon's advice to aging Philip Rivers? Ice and stretch - Eric Williams
"Flexibility was a concern, and a big thing I worked on a lot," Moon said. "I tried to stay as loose and flexible as a possibly can, keep my muscles long and lean. I worked a lot on prevention, including how I took care of my arm and the stretching routine that I had for it before and after practice. The way I used to ice it down. The way I used to get it massaged."