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10 most-improved second-year NFL players - Harley Sherman
The end zone managed to elude Gordon in 2015, who couldn’t tally a single score on 184 rushing attempts. That changed drastically last season, however, with his 10 TDs ranking seventh among all running backs. He also did a better job of looking after the football, fumbling only twice on 70 more carries after tying for the league lead with six in 2015. His jump in PFF grading from 59.4 to 82.5 should provide encouragement for the Chargers heading into 2017.

Chargers should focus on offensive line at combine - Eric Williams
Entering his fifth season as the team’s top personnel man, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco appears to have less holes to fill after an impressive draft last year that secured edge rusher Joey Bosa, tight end Hunter Henry and linebacker Jatavis Brown. However, the Chargers' 5-11 record in 2016 tells another story. The Chargers could use a rangy free safety in the back end defensively, a nickel cornerback and another playmaker at receiver. But with the issues in pass protection and creating consistent push in the run game last season, the Chargers should focus on finding offensive linemen to help upgrade the talent up front and better protect quarterback Philip Rivers.

Ingram, Johnson To Be Franchise Tagged? - Zach Links
It’s likely that the latest salary cap projection is playing a role in the decisions. It now sounds like the cap will land somewhere between $166MM and $169MM, up from $155.27MM last year. The one-year franchise tenders are expensive, but they are easier to swallow now that all 32 teams will have a little extra room to work with.

Anthony Lynn's Whirlwind First Month - Ricky Henne
"I feel really good about the men we have brought into the building," Lynn said.  "Now, we’re busy making sure everybody is on the same page.  It’s been good having everybody in the same room the last week or so."

Los Angeles Chargers: Will Casey Hayward be able to duplicate 2016 performance? - Travis Wakeman
Still, many fans in Green Bay remember Hayward’s strong rookie season in 2012. They also remember his quick drop-off in the years that followed. Is there any chance 2016 was a fluke for Hayward, or will he continue where he left off under the tutelage of Bradley?

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