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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Could Russell Okung Be NFL’s First Black Owner?

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Chargers Enemy Intel: 5 questions with Chiefs Wire - Will Reeve Jr
With Tyreek Hill as Smith’s top weapon, I assume he’ll try him deep at least once per game. That’s how it has been so far this season. Smith seems to trust Hill because of his speed, so I don’t expect Smith to stop throwing deep balls his way anytime soon.

Is it time for Chargers to move on from Jason Verrett? - Eric Williams
So, it’s unlikely the Chargers will execute something similar with Verrett that they did with former first-round selection D.J. Fluker, when the Bolts got out of the final year of the Alabama product’s rookie deal by releasing him before the new league year began in March.

Eyes on the prize: Russell Okung aspires to be first black NFL owner - Eric Williams
"Ultimately, having a black owner who also was a player creates a showing of empathy toward racial and gender problems across society," Okung said. "The NBA, which also has minority and majority owners from diverse backgrounds, has created an approachable environment that people can look to and feel welcome regardless of current social issues. They stay in front of it because they have leadership that understands crucial situations.

Jason Verrett To Have Season-Ending Surgery - Ben Levine
“It was never right, in my opinion, just watching him in practice,” coach Anthony Lynn said at the time. “He’s such a competitor. … But he wasn’t able to play to his standard. So we just want him to get healthy.”

3 Keys to a Chargers Victory vs. Chiefs - Hayley Elwood & Chris Hayre (video)
Hayley Elwood and Chris Hayre breakdown three keys to a Chargers victory on Sunday vs. Kansas City.

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