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Top 10 NFL Rookie of the Year Candidates in 2016 - Sam Monson
For years, Antonio Gates has been the fulcrum of the Chargers’ passing offense, but he is 36 years old and getting by purely on veteran savvy at this point. Hunter Henry is unlikely to be a new Gates, but he is stepping into an offense that wants to lean on its tight ends. Henry caught five of the six passes thrown his way in the preseason from just 73 snaps of play, and showed the kind of weapon he can be down the seam against the Titans in his first preseason action. The former Razorback will likely be fed the ball plenty in this offense, and has the kind of receiving skills to respond to that with a fairly productive year. It will be tough for a TE to snag the Rookie of the Year award, requiring a pretty spectacular set of numbers, but it’s not out of the question.

Benjamin gets a change, provides changeup for Chargers - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"It was the most important thing," he said. "It was absolutely my number one goal to play with a quarterback that was consistent, that was going to be there every Sunday and there’s no chaos."

Which Charger Does Andy Reid Say Has the "Eye of the Tiger"? - Hayley Elwood
"Take the two (cornerbacks) right there," he said.  "They’re not the biggest guys, but they are talented as all get out.  I had (Verrett) over in the Pro Bowl and he has the eye of the tiger and I had (Flowers) here.  They are competitive guys and they can play with anybody."

Philip Rivers: "As Excited As You Can Be" - (video)
Quarterback Philip Rivers sizes up the Kansas Chiefs and the environment that awaits the Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Vegas handicappers rank all 32 NFL teams: Seattle on top - Dave Tuley (insider)
T-25. San Diego Chargers (18) A lot of questions here. Can running back Melvin Gordon rebound from a disappointing rookie season? Can quarterback Philip Rivers carry this team with his powerful right arm? Will holdout rookie linebacker Joey Bosa be able to get on the field and be productive? The Chargers' power rating is in a holding pattern until we get some answers.

Chargers ready to face Chiefs without Joey Bosa - Eric Williams
"It's the first game of the season and I'm real pumped up about it," Philon said. "It's my first start, but just like I do for any game, I'm going to go out there with the mindset of 'Don't be beat. Don't be blocked.'"