Chargers' Mike McCoy expects improved Melvin Gordon in Year 2 - Eric Williams
"He’s going to be a better player," McCoy said. "I think the big thing for any young player is you’re going to learn from your younger years. He’s going to look back in a year or two and say, ‘God, I wish I would have known that.’
Top 10 NFL free-agent signings - Mike Sando (insider)
Hayward is a young player (26) whose career could be on the rise. The deal Hayward signed allows the Chargers to reassess on a year-by-year basis because none of the money is guaranteed beyond the first season. That is good for the team and not horrible for Hayward, who would hit the market at age 27 with 44 percent of the contract's full value already in his pocket if San Diego tore up the deal after one season. Hayward is a proven slot corner with the potential to become more.
Chargers approached about No. 3 pick trade - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"They usually ask if I’m interested, and I say, ‘Yes,’" Telesco said. "I’ve had multiple teams ask. That’s where it starts. … It’s certainly an option. We’ll just follow it through and see where it goes. The cost to go into the top five from anywhere in the first round, there’s usually a pretty big premium for that, which is why there haven’t been as many trades up that high.
Why Mike McCoy Believes Melvin Gordon Will "Be a Better Player" & More from NFL League Meetings - Ricky Henne
Melvin Gordon will be the first to admit his rookie season failed to live up to his own high expectations. He carried the rock 184 times for 641 yards, averaging 3.5 yards per carry without a touchdown in 14 games. Despite a disappointing first season, McCoy made it clear the Bolts firmly believe Gordon has a bright future
Meet Charger Girl Tawnie - Chargers.com (video)
Get to know Tawnie as you go behind the scenes of her Charger Girls cheerleader calendar shoot.