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5 Chargers prospects to watch in 2019 East-West Shrine Game - Gavino Borquez (slide show)
Rypien is a pocket quarterback who displays excellent pocket mobility. His drop backs are crisp and his movement skills are efficient. He has a quick, compact release and relies on clean legs and hip torque to generate velocity.

Chargers Open To Antonio Gates Return - Zach Links
“My heart says, yeah, he’ll be back next year,” Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said, via Sam Fortier of The Athletic. “But you put your GM hat on, and you look at what’s the role, where are resources are with the cap. We’ll come to that conclusion a lot quicker than we did last year.”

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/17/19 - Dallas Robinson
Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2019 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:
Los Angeles Chargers: OL Spencer Drango

Extra Points: Cowboys, Bears, Ravens, Chargers - Andrew Ortenberg
The Chargers suffered a rash of injuries to their linebacking corp this season, with starters Kyzir White, Denzel Perryman, and Jatavis Brown all suffering serious injuries. The Chargers pick 28th in this April’s draft, and very well could target a linebacker with their first pick.

The Chargers have roster weaknesses that must be fixed - Tyler Gallagher
Instead, Patriots rushers seemed to penetrate every gap and move back the blockers when they did engage with the rushers. There is no way that any amount of blitzing should result in pressure so frequently. This is what makes players lose jobs, as may be the case this offseason.

Signature Stat Spotlight: Offensive Line - Austin Gayle
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Los Angeles Chargers’ Sam Tevi, a second-year Utah product drafted in the sixth-round in 2017, struggled mightily in terms of pass-blocking efficiency. He allowed 41 hurries, 12 hits and eight sacks across his 483 pass-blocking snaps, good for a mark of 92.9. Only Oakland RaidersKolton Miller (93.1) and Houston Texans’ Julie’n Davenport (93.2) came close to matching his disastrous performance in pass protection.

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