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Sources: Gordon holdout may stretch into season - Adam Schefter
"I love Melvin Gordon," Telesco said. "He's an excellent player. He's tough. He has a great work ethic and represents our organization extremely well. But he's not here.

Melvin Gordon Rumors: Chargers Won't Go over 'Certain Number' in Contract Talks - Megan Armstrong
"It certainly is a deep position for us," Rivers said, according to the Los Angeles Times' Matt Szabo, "and those guys all love to play and work hard. We love Melvin, but we're going to go with what we've got. It's a pretty dang good group."

Can 2018's Most Athletic Rookie WR Break Out? 2 Chargers Deep Sleepers - Cort Smith
Cantrell was a camp standout for the Chargers last year before a knee injury put him behind the 8-ball. He ultimately landed on the practice squad, but the Chargers thought enough of their sixth-round pick to activate him to the active roster late in the year.

Lending further confidence is the fact that the LA did nothing in the draft or free agency to add to their depth at WR, leaving only Scott and Travis Benjamin between Cantrell and significant snaps.

Cantrell is nothing more than a deep-league dynasty flier at this point, but his incredible measurables make him a must-watch this summer.

Ranking all 32 secondaries ahead of the 2019 NFL season - PFF Analysis Team
You could make a legit case that the Chargers’ secondary is home to the league’s best corner (Casey Hayward), safety (Derwin James) and slot corner (Desmond King). They’ll need Trevor Williams to bounce back in a big way after he was torched for a 132.1 passer rating before ending up on IR last season.

Every NFL team's biggest training camp battle - Mark Chichester
The 2018 season will be one that right tackle Sam Tevi will quickly want to forget. Since 2006, there have been 392 instances where a right tackle has logged more than 300 pass-blocking snaps over the course of a single season, and among that list, Tevi’s 13.7% pressure rate and his 92.5 pass-blocking efficiency from last season both rank 392nd. The odds may be somewhat stacked Pipkins, who was the first Division II prospect taken off the board in this year’s draft, but it’s not as if he has an impossibly high bar to clear this summer.

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