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Can Chargers Make A Super Bowl Run With Antonio Gates? - Ernie Padaon
Antonio Gates usually has a pretty good offseason plan and he will have no problem getting back on the field immediately. Now we will just have to see how much more signs of aging will Gates have when he steps on the field. Gates has lost a step, but he still is a huge threat when he steps on the field. He will be more of a threat than Virgil Green or Sean Culkin ever will be in the passing game. Just his presence on the field will get some people open.

Chargers have filled practice squad with promising players - Travis Wakeman
Putting together a team doesn’t stop there, however. Creating a practice squad is always important as every team in the league has to draw from its practice squad at some point in the season. Of course, those players aren’t protected and can be nabbed by other teams at any point in the season.

Mike Williams ready to live up to his hometown hero status - Kaila Burns-Heffner
"I had been through a similar situation, so I already knew what it takes to get my body back to where it needed to be and be Mike," Williams said.

What does Aaron Donald's record deal mean for Joey Bosa? - Eric Williams
"There's only a couple spots that we really have to talk about," Telesco said during an interview on the TV broadcast for his team's final preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday. "But it's tough to have to say goodbye to a lot of really good players that did a lot for us. But it's trying to put that best 53 players together, and that's what we're trying to do."

Austin Ekeler and Melvin Gordon: One Of The League's Most Dangerous Backfields - Travis Baker
But due to the development of Melvin Gordon and the sudden emergence of scat-back Austin Ekeler, the Chargers now obtain one of the leagues elite backfields. However, even with all this talent, the Chargers talented tailbacks remain one of the few aspects of the team that haven’t been advertised this offseason. But to honestly evaluate the skill sets of these halfbacks, we must take a more in-depth look at them individually.

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