Ex-GM suggests Bolts pursue RB Arian Foster - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
How the Chargers act toward free-agent running back Arian Foster, said a former Tampa Bay Bucs general manager turned ESPN pundit, "will tell us the truth on Melvin Gordon" in his comeback from microfracture knee surgery. By Mark Dominik's lights, Chargers talent man Tom Telesco will go after Foster, a four-time Pro Bowler on the mend from an Achilles injury, if he doubts Gordon's knee will hold up this year.
Chargers restructure scouting department - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The franchise did so over the past week. Adjustments came to both the college and pro scouting divisions, as it parted with two long-time evaluators in college scout Paul Skansi and assistant director of pro scouting Bryan Cox. This week, it added a high-ranking executive, hiring former Eagles senior director of pro personnel Louis Clark to the same role.
Chargers score with Hardwick move to booth - Kevin Acee (UT$)
No offense to Curtis Conway, the former Chargers receiver who partnered with Lewin for one season. And I will always be a fan of Hank Bauer, the former Chargers player and coach and longtime color man who left after the 2014 season. (I’m just one of the San Diegans whom Hammer so greatly educated about football over the years.)
GM Tom Telesco agrees with Melvin Gordon: RB on track for camp - Eric Williams
"Matt will come in and challenge for the starting job at center with Trevor Robinson, who was a starter for us last year, and Chris Watt," Telesco said. "We drafted Max Tuerk in the third round, who we're excited about. He'll challenge for that job, too, although he's coming off ACL surgery during this past college season.
Eric Weddle's understudy Jahleel Addae set for lead role on Chargers' defense - Eric Williams
"Coming in as a young player I latched onto Weddle," Addae said. "I watched everything he did, both on and off the field, as a professional. We would text each other. I would be on the couch watching film, and I would get a random text from him telling me ‘look out for this’ or ‘next time you can do this better’ or ‘good job on this.’
Chargers Can Groom Hunter Henry Into Gates Replacement - Jon Schlosser
There are questions about Henry’s ability to block. He needs to get stronger and work on his technique, as he often got beat as a blocker in college—suggesting he’d struggle massively in the AFC West, where there are plenty of premium pass rushers. The 13 bench reps that he did at the combine were the worst of all tight ends—though he did bounce back and put up 21 at his pro day. Still, for college football’s top tight end, those aren’t the numbers you want to see.