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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 27, 2016

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

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Mailbag: Who is the Hardest Charger to Tackle? - Ricky Henne
The first player I thought of was Branden Oliver.  He is probably the last player I would want to try to tackle as he is so powerful.  BO has a very low center of gravity, and is built like a brickhouse.  He brings the pain when opponents try to tackle him.  The next player that came to mind is Travis Benjamin. Philip Rivers called the new wide receiver the fastest player he’s ever thrown to, so I imagine it’s pretty hard to tackle someone if you can’t catch him.

Tourek Williams Approaches "Make or Break" Season - Ricky Henne
"If I don’t go out there and get it done this year, this could be it for me," he said matter-of-factly.  "This is make or break.  I either go out there and do something, and make myself a part of this organization, or my football career could be done.  That is how I am approaching it. This team gave me an opportunity when they drafted me, and they are giving me a chance now coming off my injury.  I’m looking to redeem myself.  This is where I want to be, and I want to do what I can to make this team proud."

Chargers' Orlando Franklin focused on losing weight, gaining flexibility - Eric Williams
"Last year I played at about 325. This year I plan on playing at about 315 pounds. A lot of people say it’s only 10 pounds, but at his level, moving around, getting in your squats and putting your force against other people, it makes a big difference."

Biggest upcoming roster decision for all 32 NFL teams - Field Yates (insider)
In 2015, the Chargers doled out extensions to left tackle King Dunlap and cornerback Brandon Flowers, each for four more seasons. Dunlap missed nine games last season and Flowers missed five, and both will begin the 2016 season at the age of 30. Flowers has been an excellent player during healthy stretches of his career, while Dunlap plays a critical position for a team that had massive struggles on the offensive line last season. Neither player has guaranteed money beyond this season, which likely means 2016 is an evaluation year for each as it relates to their futures in San Diego.

Antonio Gates sees similarities in Chargers' defense, dominant 2006 team - Eric Williams
"I wanted to just be part of what we got going on, and to be part of a team," said Gates, after riding the roller coaster with fans at Belmont Park in Mission Beach. "Obviously it says a lot about what we feel, and how we feel about the city and our fans."

Why Chargers should experiment with versatile Joey Bosa - Eric Williams
"See if he can play 3-4 outside linebacker. You might be surprised. I'm not saying he's going to be Von Miller, or a guy with that type of high-level athleticism that can drop or run with a running back down the field or cover a tight end down the field. But it's a perfect time to experiment with that."