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Game Day Encore: Preseason Week 1 - (video)
Look back at the best sights and stories from the Bolts' first preseason game of 2016.

Mastery of offense keys Melvin Gordon's improved play speed - Eric Williams
"When you're in there for your first game or whatever the case may be, you're kind of sure on protection, but you're really kind of unsure," Gordon said. "You're probably looking at guys that you're probably not even supposed to look at. That's (snaps his fingers) is all it takes sometimes. You're just out a second faster, and sometimes that's all you need."

9 Fading Heroes: Cause for Concern in 2016 - Brandon Niles
Gates, now 36 years old, is nearing the end of one of the most dominant careers ever seen by a player at the tight end position. He’s third all-time in career receptions among tight ends, and has averaged eight touchdowns per season over the course of his 13-year career. However, father time catches up to all players, and Gates went from 17.80 fantasy points per game in the first four games back from suspension last year to 11.11 over the final seven games. Gates will also have to hold off rookie second-round pick Hunter Henry, which could eat into his production. Gates is going right around the 10th round in most drafts, but for my money, I’d rather grab Zach Ertz or wait a little longer and grab someone like Zach Miller or Dwayne Allen with more upside.

Chargers player is making NFL history - Hannah Mullins
"In troubling times they can call me to go active anytime they want to," Swain said. "If my country needs me I have to go… that's my first priority."

It Felt GREAT to be Back! - Branden Oliver
It felt GREAT to be back on the field Saturday night.  My body felt great and I didn’t feel like I missed a beat since my last game in November.