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Rivers inherits talented team

Philip Rivers has thrown only 30 passes in his NFL career. But the Chargers believe he has the talent to lead them back to the playoffs.

Updated: August 1, 2006, 3:29 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- Drew Brees and LaDainian Tomlinson had a secret pact. After entering the league in the same draft class (2001) with picks the Chargers got from the Falcons in the Michael Vick trade, Brees and Tomlinson vowed to stay together until they won a Super Bowl.

The final hopes of that partnership snapped on New Year's Eve, when Brees' right shoulder was dislocated when Gerard Warren fell on him going for a fumble in the Chargers' last game of the season. General manager A.J. Smith's ...

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