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New England Patriots release backup QB Kevin O'Connell

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Former SDSU QB Kevin O'Connell was cut today, but has too much talent to not end up somewhere else. Not exactly Chargers news, but I figured some guys on here would be interested.

Chargers got a steal in Rivers deal | ProFootballTalk.com

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Though Eli has a Super Bowl win under his belt, does anyone dispute the reality that, if Rivers had been the quarterback of the 2007 Giants, Rivers would have a Super Bowl win, too? Here's the reality. If Rivers had been the Giants' quarterback, he wouldn't have needed a memorable escape (and a helmet-aided catch) to secure the victory, because the Giants wouldn't have been playing from behind. Rivers has generated far better career numbers, despite having a supporting cast that doesn't measure up to the Giants' rosters in the days before Plaxico Burress sent a bullet through his thigh. Editor's Note: I think this is the first nice thing I've ever seen Florio write about the Chargers or a Chargers player.

NFL adopts do-overs; games to end when Jimmy's mom calls for him - Shutdown Corner

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Well, it happened. The NFL officially has officially embraced do-overs as league policy. In the new Cowboys Stadium, when a ball hits the monstrous video board, we will have a do-over, just like you had when you were a kid playing in your backyard and a wayward ball went into the street, hit a telephone wire, or got caught in a tree. The NFL has adopted a rule widely used by nine-year-olds across the world. Awesome.

Donkeys ban Marshall from rest of preseason.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. (Ed.'s Note: I read this article at Deadspin this morning. What an eye-opener.)

Don't look for LT in anymore preseason tilts

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It appears the LaDainian Tomlinson preseason show has run its course, or at least will go on hiatus. Head coach Norv Turner Thursday said he hadn't decided whether Tomlinson will play in Saturday night's nationally televised exhibition game at Atlanta. But asked whether he had concerns about Tomlinson playing on artificial turf, Turner said, "You're reading my mind now."

The Associated Press: Chargers break camp; RG still up for grabs

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Coach Norv Turner said the battle at right guard between Kynan Forney and rookie Louis Vasquez remains competitive and a decision probably won't be made until the week of the regular-season opener.

"My explosion is there, turning the corner is there, but the timing and knowing my relationship...

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"My explosion is there, turning the corner is there, but the timing and knowing my relationship between where I’m at and the quarterback, that is still off right now," he said. "Every week I want to be able to do something a little bit different." He said he felt he had a pretty good game Saturday night. Merriman had 39 1/2 sacks his first three seasons, so the bar is set high, even in the exhibition season. "Unless I go out there and get two or three sacks, it won’t be enough for anybody," Merriman said. "When I look at the film, I’m looking at probably something different. And point blank, I’m going to be me at the end of the day. I can find the ball blindfolded and that’s just how it is."

Merriman sits out 2 practices, says progress is OK - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

Brandon Hughes in danger of being beat out by Simeon Castille for fourth CB spot (and roster spot)

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Brandon Hughes in danger of being beat out by Simeon Castille for fourth CB spot (and roster spot)

Kevin Acee, via twitter

Philip Rivers Reacts To New Contract

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Audio: Philip Rivers has signed a 6-year, $92 million dollar contract to stay with the San Diego Chargers. After practice on Monday, the QB gave his thoughts on the deal, the negotiations, and how money won’t change him or make him turn in his minivan

Cletis Gordon has been cut by the Chargers, sources said. It is unclear what the team's plan is...

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Cletis Gordon has been cut by the Chargers, sources said. It is unclear what the team's plan is for their fourth corner spot. Gordon got a second-round tender in the spring, meaning he was to have earned $1.545 million in 2009. The Chargers drafted Brandon Hughes in the fifth round, but the rookie was injured early and has struggled at times this preseason. HT: matto619

"Gordon cut" by Chargers Blog