Morning links: The return of Malcom Floyd

April, 16, 2014
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Good morning. Ricky Henne of Chargers.com reports Malcom Floyd will participate in the San Diego Chargers' offseason program, which begins on Monday.

The receiver still has hurdles to clear as he attempts to return from a serious neck injury that cut short his 2013 season. Floyd, 32, said he's been cleared to run and workout, but has not been cleared for all football activities.

"I'll definitely be there for that," Floyd said about San Diego's offseason program. "I'm excited to be back and just be around my teammates again. You don't realize how much you take for granted until you go through something like I did, so it feels good to be back. I know I'm in good hands with [head athletic trainer] James Collins and his staff. I'm listening to their advice and to my body, and I feel like I'm in a good position right now. I feel really good running and everything."

Darren Smith of The Mighty 1090 talks with NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock in this audio link. Mayock said cornerback and pass rush are San Diego's top draft needs.

Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network has the Chargers selecting Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller in the first round and Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix III in the second round in his two-round mock draft.

Michael Gehlken of U-T San diego reports on some draft prospects that will participate in the Chargers' local pro day on Wednesday.

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports Montana linebacker Brock Coyle will visit the Chargers on Wednesday.

ESPN's Paul Lukas of Uni Watch has an interesting report on Riddell's new football helmet SpeedFlex. The helmet has a cutout at the crown of the helmet, creating a flexible panel designed to disperse impact.

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated ranks his top 10 cornerbacks in this year's draft. Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard tops the list.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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