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Happy Hump Day!

Enjoy the links and rejoice that Travis Benjamin is no longer a part of the Los Angeles Chargers!

Travis Benjamin leaves LA Chargers with a whimper

https://boltbeat.com/2020/03/03/travis-benjamin-leaves-la-chargers-whimper/

“They say that the month of March sometimes comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. That could accurately explain the tenure of Travis Benjamin with the Chargers. That is if you consider 47 receptions for 677 yards and four touchdowns coming in like a lion.”

LA Chargers: Projecting the 2020 offensive depth chart

“What happens with key free agents like Melvin Gordon and Hunter Henry? Trying to project a whole offense can be tough, but using the draft, free agency, and what we generally know about Tom Telesco and Anthony Lynn’s roster construction, it’s doable.”

Touchdown Wire’s post-combine mock draft: How Indianapolis changed the game

https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2020/03/03/touchdown-wires-post-combine-mock-draft-how-indianapolis-changed-the-game/

“Ah, mock draft season. With Indianapolis behind us, we can now start to imagine how the draft could play out given what we saw from the prospects at the 2020 Scouting Combine. Whose stock is rising, whose is falling, and how could — I repeat, how could — that impact the draft?”

XFL ratings drop again in Week 4

https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2020/03/04/xfl-week-4-ratings-viewership-numbers/

“Those are the numbers, but let’s add a little context. The XFL had its viewership numbers drop in three out of the four games from Week 3 to Week 4. Numbers actually went up slightly for the game on FS1 on Sunday.”

Chargers had formal interview with RB Zack Moss

https://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/03/chargers-had-formal-interview-with-rb-zack-moss/

“Moss enjoyed a productive collegiate career for the Utes. He was the first player in school history to have three 1,000-rushing yard seasons while surpassing six school records along the way.”

The cases for and against Jameis Winston staying in Tampa Bay — and best fits if he doesn’t

https://www.espn.com/nfl/insider/story/_/id/28829956/the-cases-jameis-winston-staying-tampa-bay-best-fits

“More interceptions and fumbles. More polarizing opinions from his own team, which doesn’t seem to know what to do with him. More confusion about his true identity despite 70 starts, which is usually more than enough to evaluate a quarterback.”

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers Bolster O-line with Mekhi Becton in New NFL.com Projection

https://www.si.com/nfl/chargers/news/2020-nfl-mock-draft-chargers-mekhi-becton-combine

“NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah annually produces one of the most sought-after mock drafts of any analyst, with his post-combine projection garnering significant attention. That holds especially true for the Los Angeles Chargers for whom Jeremiah broadcasts games.”

Sources: Jaguars to trade A.J. Bouye to Broncos for fourth-round pick

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28830621/sources-jaguars-trade-aj-bouye-broncos-fourth-round-pick

Bouye was one of the key members of a 2017 free-agent class for the Jaguars that was regarded as the one of the best in franchise history. He is due to make $13 million and count $15.5 million against the salary cap in 2020.”

Broncos’ Von Miller says it’s time for Justin Simmons and Bradley Chubb to lead

https://www.espn.com/blog/denver-broncos/post/_/id/35107/denver-broncos-von-miller-says-its-time-for-justin-simmons-and-bradley-chubb-to-lead

“We have good young guys — Courtland [Sutton], Phillip [Lindsay], Dalton [Risner], Drew Lock — but on defense it’s Chubb and Justin,’’ Miller said. “We know that. It’s why I’ve said we’re ready to be done with how things have gone last couple years. Those guys are ready.”

After ‘a couple free meals,’ world champion Chiefs hit ‘reset’ button

https://www.espn.com/blog/kansas-city-chiefs/post/_/id/27932/after-a-couple-free-meals-world-champion-chiefs-hit-reset-button

“It was such a great feeling to accomplish certain goals you set out to accomplish. My mindset is that it’s time to reset and try to do it again. I think we’ve got a really good team and a really good opportunity. Not every team has the opportunity we have. It’s important for us to kind of reset and just get back to work.”