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Chargers Daily Links: XFL games to broadcast on ESPN, other platforms owned by Disney

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Good morning, Chargers fans!

On Tuesday, the XFL agreed to a multiyear deal with the Walt Disney Co. for broadcasting rights to the league. Starting in February of 2023, the XFL will air every one of their 40 regular-season games, playoff games, and title game on ESPN and other Disney-owned platforms.

“This is a definitive moment for the XFL and the beginning of an incredible, long-term partnership for the league, building on my longstanding, very successful legacy relationship I’ve had with Disney throughout my career.” - Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

This past February, Johnson and his fellow co-owners also reached a partnership with the NFL that will focus on innovation programs to better protect players and their health.

The league is expected to kickoff on February 18th, 2023.

And now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Check out the top photos from week five of offseason workouts (Chargers.com)

Six former Chargers who are still unsigned by a team (Bolt Beat)

The biggest draft busts under Tom Telesco (Bolt Beat)

Chargers 2022 schedule analysis (L.A. Football Network)

NFL News:

Tarik Cohen tore his achilles during a live workout on Instagram (NFL.com)

Phillip Lindsay agreed to a deal with the Colts (NFL.com)

Which NFL players are expected to get paid in the near future? (ESPN+)

XFL games to air on ESPN, Disney platforms (ESPN)

USFL week six power rankings (CBS Sports)

Ja’Marr Chase is ready to roll with the high expectations this year (Pro Football Talk)