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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: What does James Jones bring to the offense?

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James Jones to sign with San Diego Chargers - Kevin Patra
It's clear the 32-year-old has lost a step, won't get much separation from corners and will rely on timing with the quarterback to earn any production in his 10th NFL season. With Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin already slated for starting spots, the Chargers might be comfortable using Jones as a veteran replacement in a limited role in 2016.

Liuget: Bosa missing valuable prep work - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
"Every single rep matters," he said, "because you get to understand the defense. You get to know where you have the freedom at, where you fit in the scheme.

Techniques NFL players at every position should steal - Matt Bowen (insider)

I don't know what Gates runs in the 40-yard dash at this stage of his career, and I don't really care when I turn on the film, because the veteran tight end just gets open. Gates is like that dude at the YMCA pickup game who beats you down with old-school moves by the hoop. He's crafty, he's smart and he understands how to win with his release, his stem and his footwork at the break point. This allows Gates to set up linebackers or defensive backs in coverage while also creating enough separation to finish. Gates is still smooth.

Brandon Mebane making his mark at Chargers camp -
With players putting pads on for the first time Monday, free-agent addition Brandon Mebane stood out for San Diego's defense. A handful of times during team drills, the run-stuffing nose tackle knifed through the defense to make plays in the offensive backfield. The Chargers take a day off on Tuesday, but Mebane is a player to watch as the team reconvenes Wednesday afternoon. "He's like a little fire hydrant in there," fellow defensive lineman Corey Liuget said. "He's short and strong, so he's not going anywhere."

Ken Whisenhunt back with Philip Rivers, ready to ignite Chargers' offense - Eric Williams
"We had a system in place," said McCoy, who noted the two coaches were in sync from Day 1 of Whisenhunt's return to Chargers Park. "We talked about it four years ago when we got here. We put our system in place. And it was for the long haul -- it wasn't for one year.