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Chargers' Mike McCoy preaches physicality -- to a point - Eric Williams
The hit drew some "oohs" from the crowd -- the first real hit witnessed during two days of otherwise tame practices in full pads for the Chargers. Offensive tackle Tyreek Burwell, running back Danny Woodhead and other players on offense were upset by the hit. Burwell came to the defense of his teammate.

Chargers Second string standouts: Preview - Yahoo.com
The Chargers second-round pick out of Arkansas, Hunter Henry is going to have a big rookie year in San Diego. The sure-handed tight end will be set to play behind Antonio Gates. Technically speaking, Henry is second on the depth chart so he will be the backup but expect the Chargers to run a lot of two tight end sets to get both Henry and Gates on the field.

Chargers WR James Jones has something to prove - Annie Heilbrunn
Jones caught his first passes from Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers Wednesday, and will work to build trust with Rivers while learning the playbook as quickly as possible. "It was good," Jones said of his first practice with the team. "I'm getting my legs under me. You can work out as hard as you want, but it ain't nothing like coming out here and being in football shape. It was a good first day.

Chargers to host Pokémon GO Meet-up at Saturday's FanFest - Chargers.com
FanFest will also mark the debut of the 2016 Charger Girls. They will perform on the field at approximately 10:15 am. In keeping with the Pokémon GO theme, the Charger Girls will perform while wearing Pikachu hats. Pikachu is the official mascot of the Pokémon GO game.

Cam Newton, Carson Palmer among QBs who can win first ring - Gil Brandt
Unrivaled at his position in terms of competitiveness, Rivers put up good numbers in 2015 (4,792 passing yards and 29 passing touchdowns) despite being stuck on a poor team. He's racked up 60 touchdown passes over the past two seasons combined, while his 145 passing touchdowns over the past five seasons ranks as the fourth-most in the NFL. Over the last 10 years, he's passed for 41,299 yards -- second only to Drew Brees in that span. He's 14th overall in passing yards in NFL history and 11th in passing touchdowns. Rivers is extremely underrated, but if you put good players around him, he will win. Of course, the question marks on San Diego's roster leave him stuck in this portion of the list.