Morning links: Eric Weddle a playmaker

July, 3, 2014
Jul 3
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Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com put together his annual list of the Top 100 players this week. Two San Diego Chargers made the cut, including Eric Weddle at No. 34 and Philip Rivers at No. 56.

Prisco says that Weddle is a playmaker who often is ranked too low on lists of the league's top 100 players.

"He has the ability to play strong and free safety," an anonymous NFL general manager told Prisco. "He has very good ball skills that allow him to be a legitimate playmaker in the league."

Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com has Rivers (No. 34) and Antonio Gates (No. 66) on the list, but no Weddle.

Melissa Mecija of ABC Channel 10 news in San Diego reports that the bar employee Chargers outside linebacker Thomas Keiser attacked at a Gaslamp bar last December filed a civil lawsuit seeking damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Judson Richards and Jordan Beane of 1360 Xtra Sports AM radio interview Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich in this audio link.

Ricky Henne and Jordan Beane of Chargers.com talks with Chargers defensive tackle Sean Lissemore in this video.

According to Football Outsiders, the Chargers averaged 4.6 yards per carry in one-back sets and 2.9 yards per carry in two-back sets.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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