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What to expect from Chargers TE Antonio Gates in 2016 - Eric Williams
"Our relationship is unbelievable," Gates said about playing with Rivers. "I’ve been fortunate enough to play with some great guys, some great talent. But the thing about Philip is one word really can’t describe him. He’s a talented guy with a competitive edge. His leadership ability is second to none.

Impact Rookies: San Diego Chargers - Zach Links
Is San Diego regretting their draft day surprise? Many felt that Jalen Ramsey was a perfect fit for the Bolts as he could have filled the free safety role. Instead, they passed on the best defensive player in the draft to take defensive end Joey Bosa. As camp approaches, Bosa and the front office are at an impasse over his contract.

Positional Preview: Outside Linebackers - (video)
As training camp approaches, Ricky Henne and Jordan Beane continue positional previews by talking outside linebackers.

2016 Training Camp Preview: Cornerbacks - Ricky Henne
errett established himself as one of the top cornerbacks in the league last year as he made his first Pro Bowl.  Entering his third season, he’s worked tirelessly to remain among the NFL’s elite.  Verrett figures to match up against the opposition’s top weapon each week, and his battles in Chargers Camp against Keenan Allen are always a must-watch.

10 Things to Watch: What is Whisenhunt's Impact? - Ricky Henne
Chargers Camp will offer our first glimpse into how Whiz will put his fingerprints on the current offense.    One big difference may be less shotgun formations than recent years

McCoy Already Strategizing for 53-Man Roster - Ricky Henne
"I constantly keep a 53," he said.  "I always have it in the back of my head.  I did it at the end of the OTAs, and the end of Mini Camp.  It’s also constantly evolving. Guys get hurt, and how the players perform change as well. There are so many scenarios, so it means nothing right now.  It’s only on paper and it’s an outline.  After the first preseason game I will outline something again. So I am constantly going through the what-ifs, and we have a long way to go. Things evolve and emerge.  We may find over time a certain weakness to our team, so we have to find ways to explore options in other areas.  It is constantly evolving."