AFC West: Jerry Sanders

The San Diego Chargers have announced the speaking lineup for the celebration of life in honor of legendary linebacker Junior Seau on Friday at Qualcomm Stadium.

Former Chargers legends Dan Fouts, LaDainian Tomlinson and Rodney Harrison, former San Diego coach Bobby Ross, former NFL star and San Diego native John Lynch and San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders will all be part of the speaking program.

The Chargers are hosting the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. PT Friday.

Seau died on May 2 at the age of 43. His death was ruled a suicide. His family will have a private funeral for Seau in his hometown of Oceanside, Calif., on Thursday.

In other AFC West news:

NFC West blogger Mike Sando believes former Denver general manager Brian Xanders would be a good fit in St. Louis because of his previous working relationship with new St. Louis general manager Les Snead. Xanders and the Broncos parted ways Monday because Denver is streamlining its front office.

Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor prepares for a new opportunity in Oakland. He is probably looking at being the No. 3 quarterback again in 2012.

San Diego stadium update

March, 7, 2011
As planned, the Chargers and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders met Monday to discuss a potential new stadium for the team. This is the release the team sent out:
Mayor Jerry Sanders and Dean Spanos of the Chargers met today at Chargers Park to discuss the progress of stadium efforts in downtown San Diego.

The meeting focused on the future of redevelopment and the proposed changes out of Sacramento, the future of the NFL’s G3 stadium loan program after the League’s Collective Bargaining negotiations are resolved, and financing alternatives in the event that the City and the Chargers do not ultimately have access to redevelopment funding and/or G3 funding.

The Chargers and the Mayor’s Office will continue to work together as these important issues are resolved.

Sounds like we’re in a labor-talks forced holding pattern, along with nearly everything involving the NFL these days.
  • Chiefs’ linebacker Mike Vrabel was among the contingent of players to attend Monday’s labor meetings.