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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 2, 2016

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

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Free agency needs to yield key new Chargers - Kevin Acee (UT$)
Now, perhaps an acceptable explanation for not signing a certain unrestricted free agent would be that the available player wanted too much. For instance, Jackson is reportedly seeking a contract for $12 million a year. That’s steep, but it is the cost of doing business with a difference-making, 26-year old defender. Should someone offer him $15 million per, however, we would rightly understand if the Chargers bowed out.

Will lure of $550M spur Bolts to win now? - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
John Moores doubled the Padres’ player payroll within three years of buying low on San Diego's baseball team in late 1994, on top of approving a huge marketing budget for CEO Larry Lucchino and his snappy band of image builders. Pushed over the top by one-year rental Kevin Brown, the ace pitcher who would depart for the Los Angeles Dodgers soon after the votes were cast, the Padres rolled to the 1998 World Series as San Diegans piled onto the bandwagon.

Here's what to know about NFL free agency in 2016 - Kevin Seifert & John Clayton
An unprecedented amount of salary-cap space will be available next week when the NFL free-agent market opens. Teams must spend about $1 billion or roll it over into future years. What does that mean for the 2016 market? How will it play out?

Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin makes sense for Chargers - Eric Williams
The younger brother of Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Zack Martin, the younger Martin played both center and guard in college, and can play all three interior-line positions. As a center last season, Martin played mainly shotgun at Notre Dame, which I think helps him because the Chargers are predominantly a shotgun team with Philip Rivers. At 6-4 and 300 pounds, Martin has enough size to hold up at the line of scrimmage.

16 Things You Never Knew About Josh Lambo - Ricky Henne
Get to know the San Diego Chargers even better thoughout the 2016 offseason with 16 things you never knew about your favorite players.