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The Chargers have loved drafting and signing former Notre Dame players in recent years. So much so that the current Golden Domers on the team have dubbed the Chargers as “Notre Dame West”. With a need a cornerback in this year’s draft, the Chargers could take a look at Troy Pride Jr., a savvy, versatile corner who was a top performer at the Senior Bowl.

Check that link out and more down below. Happy Weekend, ya’ll!

The Legend of Philip Rivers: Tales from an epic Chargers career

https://theathletic.com/1620684/2020/02/20/the-legend-of-philip-rivers-tales-from-an-epic-chargers-career/

Philip Rivers’ Chargers career ended last week after 16 seasons, when the team announced that it had “mutually agreed” to part with the quarterback, who will become a free agent next month.”

LA Chargers 2019 rookie class graded C+ by NFL.com

https://boltbeat.com/2020/02/18/chargers-2019-rookie-class-graded-c-by-nfl-com/

“The rest of the AFC West division was well graded in this exercise by Gennaro Flilice and Nick Shook. The Las Vegas Raiders (that will take some time getting used to) ranked 7th with an A-, while the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs ranked 12th and 13th respectively, both with B+ grades.”

Meet Troy Pride, Jr., Notre Dame’s Senior Bowl star at CB

https://draftwire.usatoday.com/2020/02/21/2020-nfl-draft-prospects-troy-pride-jr-notre-dame-interview/

“A talented cover man who followed up some in-season struggles with an impressive week at the Senior Bowl, Pride recently spoke exclusively with Draft Wire about his experience in Mobile, the long predraft process, and what kind of impact he’ll make at the next level.”

DT Damon Harrison could interest Chargers

https://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2020/02/21/dt-damon-harrison-could-interest-chargers/

“Harrison started 15 games for the Lions in 2019, finishing with 49 tackles, two sacks and three passes defensed. He had 99 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in 25 games with Detroit.”

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers Pass on QB, Land Isaiah Simmons

https://www.si.com/nfl/chargers/news/2020-nfl-mock-draft-chargers-isaiah-simmons-no-qb

“Kelly makes an intriguing case for the Chargers selecting Simmons. Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has done a commendable job putting his most versatile players in a position to thrive, with All-Pro defensive back Derwin James a shining example. Simmons, who played safety until late in his Clemson tenure, can move around the defense and allow the unit to better handle up-tempo offenses that limit substitution opportunities.”

Potential Upside, Downside of 14-Team NFL Playoff

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2877284-potential-upside-downside-of-14-team-nfl-playoff#slide0

“Changes to the fundamental structure of the NFL season? Those are much less familiar, but they do occur. Flexible scheduling was added in 2006. Since 2010, the final week of the season has only involved divisional matchups.”

Prince Amukamara, Taylor Gabriel Released by Bears

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2877414-bears-rumors-prince-amukamara-taylor-gabriel-to-be-released-by-chicago

“Gabriel, 29, caught 29 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns in nine games last season. He notably caught six passes for 75 yards and three scores in a Week 3 game versus the Washington Redskins.”

JOE MARINO’S 2020 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD/POSITIONAL RANKINGS

https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/joe-marino-s-2020-nfl-draft-big-boardpositional-rankings

“It’s Combine week and there’s a lot of information left to gather and players I still need to fully evaluate. My goal with this update is to get the prospects I feel comfortable enough with in the right neighborhood - by the end of the process I’ll get them in the right house based on the way I see the class.”

10 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2020 NFL COMBINE (DEFENSE)

https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/nfl-combine-bold-predictions-defense-2020

“Iowa has edge rusher A.J. Epenesa listed at 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds. Much of his scouting profile is based around his size and strength, so this number is important. But I don’t think he’s going to show up at the 280 he’s listed.”

Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy withdraws from Colorado coaching search

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/28749241/chiefs-oc-eric-bieniemy-withdraws-colorado-coaching-search

“Bieniemy’s decision, as first reported by 9News in Denver, follows that of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who also has dropped out of the search, sources told ESPN’s Chris Low on Thursday.”