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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How Much Does Rivers Have Left in the Tank?

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What Richard Sherman Told Casey Hayward About Gus Bradley - Ricky Henne
"You know, it’s the same thing (Brandon) Mebane told me," he said. "I’m just excited to get to work with Gus and learn his new system. He is going to have everyone in the right spot and play sound football.  As a defense, that’s what it’s about!   So I think he is going to change some of what we do, but he will adopt some of the things that we do well."

Chargers' genesis in L.A. a forgotten footnote - Ryan Kartje
The Los Angeles Chargers were intended to be the West Coast flagship of the eight-team American Football League. Dallas oilman and AFL founder Lamar Hunt knew the L.A. market was essential to the nascent league’s survival. So on the recommendation of a friend, he met with Barron Hilton, the 32-year-old son of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton. It took less than an hour for Hilton to agree to take the team for a $25,000 fee.

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin undergoes knee surgery - Eric Williams
Benjamin’s time frame for recovery is unclear, but he dealt during the second half of the 2016 season with a Grade 2 sprain of his posterior cruciate ligament that forced him to miss two games.

Chargers position outlook: Fixing Philip Rivers - Eric Williams
At 35 years old, Rivers still has at least another three years of quality play. But the Chargers should consider grooming a developmental prospect to succeed the North Carolina State product, starting this year. A player like Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech or Cal’s Davis Webb could make some sense. Both are good athletes with big arms that could use some seasoning, and could thrive under the tutelage of Rivers.