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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 18, 2016

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

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Jason Verrett ready to take next steps - Kevin Acee (UT$)
“To be honest, that’s the most important thing for me, is playing the full 16 (games),” the Chargers cornerback said Wednesday on the Mighty 1090. “If I got 16 games under my belt, I think I’m going to do tremendous things and help the team win. … That’s something I’m going to value this year is proving I can stay healthy the whole year.”

What Are the Chargers Up To During the Offseason? - (gallery)
Take a look at some of the Chargers Instagram posts to see what they're up to in the offseason.

NFL Draft: Star, Starter or Sub? - (video)
Curtis Conway and company take a look at which players in the 2016 Draft could potentially be stars, starters, or subs once they enter the NFL.

Travis Benjamin brings elements of DeSean Jackson to Chargers - Eric Williams
Benjamin’s ability to score touchdowns was an attraction for a San Diego offense that averaged just 16 points a contest from Week 9 on in 2015, tied for fifth-worst in the NFL. Benjamin finished with four touchdown receptions on passes thrown 30-plus yards downfield last season, tied with Brandin Cooks for most in the NFL. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had three touchdown passes of 30-plus yards last season.

Chargers need succession plan for Antonio Gates - Eric Williams
John Phillips and David Johnson are free agents, but both players are considered more blocking tight ends. San Diego also has Sean McGrath, Asante Cleveland and Tim Semisch on the 90-man roster, but those three have a combined 27 catches in the NFL and are considered more developmental prospects.