Five Fun Facts about Rayshawn Jenkins - Hayley Elwood
“I like playing cards. I’m a spades guy.” Jenkins said he’s been playing a long time and self admittedly, “grew up on cards.” While he played cards with his teammates at Miami, he’s looking forward to bringing his skills out west. “I was second to none at Miami and I plan on bringing my talents to L.A.”
Jahleel Addae Emerging as a Vocal Leader - Hayley Elwood
“Maybe I wasn’t as vocal (before), but I always felt like I was a leader maybe through the way I worked, the way I took care of my body and how I handled my business. I don’t take this job lightly and I think (people) can tell. I play the game with a lot of passion. I just know that with my tenacity and the way I set the tone, others will follow.”
NFL Teams Ready to Break Through as Playoff Contenders in 2017 - Brad Gagnon
The Chargers should also benefit from having reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa on the practice field for an entire offseason, especially after he missed all of last year's training camp and the start of the regular season due to a contract squabble. Additionally, sophomore tight end Hunter Henry appears poised to play a much larger role after leading the team in 2016 with eight touchdowns despite essentially platooning with Antonio Gates as a rookie.
NFL Players Who Could Put Up Shocking Stats in 2017 - Sean Tomlinson
Assuming Henry plays more snaps in 2017, his touchdown total should jump as well. Gates has logged seven seasons with 90-plus targets during Philip Rivers' time as the Chargers' starting quarterback, which speaks to how much Rivers tends to lean on his tight ends. If Henry supplants Gates as the apple of Rivers' eye, he could be in for a monster season.
Every NFL Team's Most Promising Building Block - Gary Davenport
Bosa rode 41 tackles and 10.5 sacks to the Defensive Rookie of the Year award and the highest grade of any 3-4 end in the NFL, per the NFL1000. Pro Football Focus ranked Bosa as the top rookie from 2016 and the No. 13 player in the NFL overall.
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