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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Chargers promote assistant coach

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The San Diego Chargers have promoted secondary coach Steve Wilks to assistant head coach/secondary coach.

“Steve has done an outstanding job with our secondary since he’s been here and now we’re going to be asking even more of him,” San Diego coach Norv Turner said.

Often an assistant get promoted after another team pursues the coach. Wilks is well liked by his players and the San Diego secondary was a big reason why the Chargers had the No. 1 overall ranked defense in the NFL last season.

Meanwhile, the Chargers have added depth at fullback by adding former Pittsburgh practice squad fullback Frank Summers. He could have a chance to make the roster depending on what other running backs the Chargers add this offseason.