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Chargers Daily Links: Chris Harris clarifies his role on the defense

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Happy Hump Day, Chargers fans.

New Bolts cornerback Chris Harris went on NFL Network recently to discuss his signing with the Chargers and to clarify what his role will specifically be on the defense. By the sound of it, Harris looks to be the new slot cornerback while Desmond King will be forced to carve out a new space for his talents. Some have said he will likely move to safety, but with both safety spots locked-up, I think King is likely headed for the “Adrian Phillips” role, also known as the dime linebacker.

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

Chris Harris Jr. Opens ‘New Chapter’ With the Chargers

https://www.chargers.com/news/chris-harris-jr-opens-new-chapter-with-the-chargers

“I’m excited about my next chapter,” Harris Jr. said on a conference call Tuesday. “I’m looking forward to coming to L.A. and being able to help this team win, help this organization win. Just talking to Anthony Lynn and Tom (Telesco), those guys are hungry. They want to win now.”

Chargers Weekly: Beat Reporter Roundtable on Free Agency

https://www.chargers.com/video/chargers-weekly-beat-reporter-roundtable-on-free-agency

“On this episode of Chargers Weekly, Chris Hayre, Hayley Elwood, and some of the local and national beat reporters discuss the Chargers’ moves in Free Agency”

NFL Clubs Approve Expansion of Postseason

https://www.chargers.com/news/nfl-clubs-approve-expansion-of-postseason

“Expanding the NFL postseason was addressed in the new NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Players and clubs both recognized that nothing energizes fans like the chance to see their team qualify for the playoffs and compete for the Super Bowl.”

Los Angeles Chargers: 2013 NFL Draft Retrospective

https://boltbeat.com/2020/03/31/los-angeles-chargers-2013-nfl-draft-retrospective/

“With the significance of this draft, we decided to look back at every single draft performance from the Bolts in the last 10 years and give retroactive grades. With years 2014-2019 in the books, today we bring you the 2013 NFL Draft retrospective for the Los Angeles Chargers.”

LA Chargers: Two players that will benefit the most from Tyrod Taylor

https://boltbeat.com/2020/03/31/la-chargers-benefit-tyrod-taylor/

“The LA Chargers have moved on from Philip Rivers and with Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team appears to be ready to move on with Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback.”

Todd McShay’s two-round mock sends Chargers EDGE in second round

https://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/31/todd-mcshays-two-round-mock-sends-chargers-edge-in-second-round/

Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram III are both set for free agency in 2021 (though Bosa isn’t likely to reach it), so edge could be a problem in the not-so-distant future. The Chargers’ 30 sacks ranked in the bottom five in 2019, and Baun had 12.5 at Wisconsin.”

NFL Free Agency 2020: The Best Potential Landing Spots for QB Cam Newton

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2883551-nfl-free-agency-2020-the-best-potential-landing-spots-for-qb-cam-newton

“Cam Newton, who entered the NFL as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft and became a league MVP, a three-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro quarterback, remains a free agent.”

The Chargers’ offseason isn’t just about replacing Philip Rivers at quarterback

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2020/3/11/21170352/los-angeles-chargers-needs-2020-nfl-draft-free-agency-quarterback

“There is still plenty of talent in Los Angeles. Star pass rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram remain, though both are in the final year of their contracts. Emerging running back Austin Ekeler just signed a new four-year contract. Keenan Allen is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and safety Derwin James should bounce back after playing just five games last season due to injury.”

Tyreek Hill, Derwin James to Play in Madden 20 Tournament for COVID-19 Relief

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2884413-tyreek-hill-derwin-james-to-play-in-madden-20-tournament-for-covid-19-relief

“Cleveland’s Denzel Ward and Jarvis Landry will battle to face the winner between Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill and Tyrann Mathieu in the top half of the bracket. Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson will take on San Francisco’s Deebo Samuel for the right to challenge either Derwin James or Keenan Allen from the Los Angeles Chargers in the bottom half.”

Tyrod Taylor: ‘Too Early to Start Talking About’ Chargers’ Starting QB Job

https://www.si.com/nfl/chargers/news/tyrod-taylor-chargers-quarterback-job-starting-too-early

“After coming up short in the race for free agent Tom Brady earlier in the offseason, the Los Angeles Chargers appear to have moved on from the veteran quarterback market. In doing so, they essentially handed over the starting job to Tyrod Taylor, the experienced signal-caller the team signed a year ago.”