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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: What Role Will Antonio Gates Play This Season?

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Which Under the Radar Charger Feels Poised for "Scary" Season? - Ricky Henne
"There are 32 teams that passed on me over and over and over again," he said.  "I have a huge chip on my shoulder.  They all overlooked me.  But it’s cool.  God works in mysterious ways.  I’m here now, and all those teams are going to have to deal with me."

1-on-1 with Linebacker Denzel Perryman - Chargers.com (video)
Chargers linebacker discusses the first day of workouts, new coach Anthony Lynn and Moana...?

Antonio Gates looks to make good first impression on Anthony Lynn - Eric Williams
"But I said to myself with the new coaching staff, they’ve got to get to know Antonio Gates. They don’t know me. I’m pretty sure they’ve heard [about me], or have had relationship with coaches that have had a relationship with myself. But when you have a new coaching staff and are starting new, you’ve got to still set the foundation.

Amazon will stream Thursday night NFL games this year - Peter Kafka
It’s unclear what benefit streaming the games actually provides for a digital platform. Last year, both Twitter and the NFL said they were pleased with the results of the experiment, but the games didn’t generate a huge audience: They averaged less than 300,000 viewers per minute, while CBS and NBC averaged 15.8 million viewers.

Philip Rivers on Chargers adding young QB: 'I'm not going to be here forever' - Eric Williams
"We’re going to at some point," Rivers said. "I’m not going to be here forever. And part of this business if you look around the league -- in New England they’ve drafted a handful of guys the last few years, and they’ve got one of the best to ever play. And it looks like he’s still got a lot left in the tank.

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