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Chargers Daily Links: Newton rumor fizzles out before it really begins

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You guys see this picture on social media of Tyrod Taylor and Cam Newton working out?

Well, it unsurprisingly sparked an avalanche of rumors regarding Cam and the Chargers, but those were quickly shut down according to multiple NLF Network reporters. It truly seems like the Bolts are perfectly content moving forward with Taylor and/or a rookie quarterback.

Enjoy the links. Enjoy the weekend. Stay safe and clean. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Cam Newton, Tyrod Taylor workout photo ignites Chargers rumors

“Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor posted a photo of himself working out on the field alongside Cam Newton on his personal Instagram and Twitter account on Thursday.”

RapSheet + Friends: Free agency reaction + Chris Harris, Jr. and Dr. Allen Sills

“Ian is joined by brand new Los Angeles Charger Chris Harris (15:40) to talk about the end of his nine-year run in Denver, picking the Chargers in free agency and more.”

Change Your Zoom Backgrounds to Bolt Up Your Video Calls

“With stay home orders enacted throughout the state and many parts of the country due to COVID-19, it’s the new normal for many to be stuck inside, communicating with coworkers, friends, and family over video conference calls. So we figured we could help you Bolt Up your Zoom calls with team-themed virtual backgrounds.”

Lesley Visser on Her Hall of Fame Career of Firsts

“Visser’s whole professional life has been defined by firsts, as she’s been a trailblazer for women working in sports media. To name a few, she was the first woman to cover the NFL as a beat, the first woman to report from a Super Bowl sideline, the first woman in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and this year, will become the first woman to receive the Sports Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Post-free agency Chargers 7-round mock draft

“Even though there are still a handful of players that have yet to be signed, it’s likely that the Chargers are nearly done with all of their acquisitions via free agency.”

Chargers 53-man roster projection after first wave of free agency

“To make it as accurate as possible, I included the positions that I believe Los Angeles will address in the upcoming draft to fill the holes on the depth.”

LA Chargers: Winning in 2020 is imperative, so go get Cam Newton

“The LA Chargers are coming off of a disappointing 2019 season in which the team found a new way to lose almost every single week and finished with a 5-11 record. The team was unlucky both on the field and in the injury report, and saw the biggest difference in losses in the league, going from four to 11.”

LA Chargers: Five players who could be the third receiver in 2020

“Despite the great seasons from Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, the depth of the receiving group was a problem in 2019. Dontrelle Inman and Travis Benjamin both got placed on injured reserve fairly early in the season. Benjamin has been signed by the 49ers, and it’s unlikely Inman is back either.”

Deshaun Watson’s cryptic updates and more NFL social media rumors

“Does the trade of DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals have Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson evaluating his options? A few cryptic updates in the aftermath of the trade of his All-Pro receiver have to make Houston fans wonder.”

NFL draft to go on in April; Roger Goodell memo warns against public comment

“Goodell acknowledged there would have to be significant changes and told teams to prepare to conduct the draft outside team facilities and with a limited number of people. Prospects and their families will not be present on-site at the draft, according to the memo.”