Rookie Joey Bosa helps lift Chargers' offseason grade - Thomas Maney
In the secondary, the team downgraded at safety going from Eric Weddle, who was PFF’s second-ranked safety in coverage last season, to Dwight Lowery. Conversely, they upgraded at corner, getting CB Casey Hayward at just over $5 million per season. That’s a steal after Hayward graded better in coverage than other free agents (Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson) who saw much more money go their way this offseason.
San Diego Chargers: Joey Bosa is everything they asked for - Joe Soriano (H/T sjboltfan)
Stylistically, Bosa is a 3-4 defensive end, and he’s a darn good one. Few players are as natural at winning in the running game as Bosa, because he blends savvy, power, violent hands, and a relentless motor to rack up stops. I hate the comparisons to J.J. Watt, who is the most dominant NFL player to hit the field, and see them as being lazy, BUT I won’t tear you apart for noting similarities between how both play the run.
Chargers' Perry adjusting to new career - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
As we got to know the vets, I realized my position, the linebackers, are a funny, welcoming group of guys. The vets are open and want us to learn because they know we have the tools to make improvement this year. Denzel Perryman and Manti Te’o have been really helpful to me in this transition in meetings and on the field.
Zach Mettenberger Talks Arrival & Transition - Chargers.com (video)
Quarterback Zach Mettenberger talks about joining the Bolts and becoming accustomed to the team.
Philip Rivers: "The Energy's Great" - Chargers.com (video)
Quarterback Philip Rivers talks about the first day of OTAs, new center Matt Slauson, how rookie Hunter Henry looked and more after practice.