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Dean Spanos: "An Exciting New Chapter" - Chargers.com (video)
Owner Dean Spanos talks about what the Chargers need to do to make their new home proud.

Redskins Interview John Pagano For DC - Dallas Robinson
he Redskins’ search for a new defensive coordinator has become the most exhaustive hunt for a play-caller in the league, on either side of the ball. Counting Pagano, Washington has now been linked to 10 candidates as it looks for former DC Joe Barry‘s replacement. While former Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley was at one time viewed as the leading candidate, the Redskins have also expressed interest in three former Rob Ryan disciples (Rex Ryan, Dennis Thurman, and Mike Pettine), 49ers linebackers coach Jason Tarver, and will meet with their own LBs coach, Greg Manusky.

Extra Points: Chargers, 49ers, Bills, Bucs - Connor Byrne
"There are a ton of owners very upset that [the Chargers] moved," said another source, who interestingly added the league hopes Chargers owner Dean Spanos realizes he "bungled" the situation and moves the team back to San Diego. Unsurprisingly, the chances of that happening are rather slim, Schefter notes.

Chargers exec John Spanos optimistic for quick turnaround - Eric Williams
"Now it just so happens that we believe we have a lot of good coaches on our staff, so our approach was if it works out and the coach wants to keep some of the staff members, we’d certainly have that discussion with them and share our thoughts about our current coaches."

Gus Bradley hired as Chargers' defensive coordinator, source says - Eric Williams
The addition of Bradley means the Chargers could be switching from a 3-4 defensive scheme to the 4-3 that Bradley ran in Jacksonville and in Seattle. Bradley was Seattle's defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012. The Seahawks led the league in fewest points allowed in Bradley's final season on staff, giving up just 15.3 points per game.