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Will Pro Bowl cornerback Jason Verrett bounce back from recent injury? - Darrell Reese Jr.
Verrett hasn’t played a full season since being with the Chargers which is a growing concern. Within his first four seasons, the star from TCU’s career has consisted of 72 tackles, 19 pass deflections and five INT’s. The last two seasons, the cornerback has only played a total of five games. During that span, Casey Hayward became one of the league’s best corners.

3 things Los Angeles Chargers need to improve on offense - Sebastian Orellana
Despite all the positives the offense still struggled in some categories and still managed to fall short of a playoff spot and really lacked consistency at times. Although the team is almost complete, here are three things that the team would need to compete and make a deep playoff run for the 2018-19 season.

Eagles show Chargers blueprint for beating Patriots in Super Bowl win - Eric Williams
Philip Rivers was one of the best quarterbacks on play-action passes during the regular season, completing 54.6 percent of his passes for 958 passing yards, six touchdowns and just one interception on play-action passes.

Chargers fortify OL, snag playmaker in 4-round mock draft - Will Reeve Jr
Chargers center Spencer Pulley was absolutely awful in 2017, finishing with the second-worst Pro Football Focus grade at his position among qualifying players with a ghastly mark of 32.5. The only other qualifying center that was worse than Pulley was Jets center Wesley Johnson, and it wasn’t by much as he posted a grade of 31.3.

Hoping to help others, Chargers tackle Joe Barksdale goes public about battling severe depression - Eric Williams
Barksdale, 29, said he was physically, emotionally and sexually abused as a child -- "I was molested when I was younger. It happened," he told the L.A. Times -- which contributed to his feelings of insecurity and anxiety while growing up in inner-city Detroit, where he was bullied by older kids.

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