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Youngsters lead the way up front in S.D.

The Chargers' secondary features several aging veterans, but the front seven is loaded with youth. Melvin Ingram, Jeremiah Attaochu and a defense-heavy draft class give San Diego's D plenty of young potential moving forward. Schatz: Defenses with future in mind (Insider)

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2dEric D. Williams

Scout's take: Chargers' pass protection issues

With the help of ESPN NFL Insider Matt Williamson, we look at San Diego's top areas of need. We start with offensive line pass protection first.

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San Diego favors Comic-Con to Chargers

The annual convention for fans of pop culture struck an extension to stay in town through 2018. But what about that other institution threatening to leave? In a San Diego Union-Tribune poll, 3,327 voters said Comic-Con was more important to the city than the Chargers.

Gates suspension a huge loss for Chargers (1:31)
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Fallout from Thursday's NFL suspensions

Insider Adam Schefter told Mike & Mike that there were people inside the Jets organization that weren't surprised about Sheldon Richardson's suspension but Antonio Gates was "incensed" when he heard of his. Listen

Antonio Gates surprised, upset by suspension (2:10)
Gates suspended four games (2:35)
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Chargers' Gates suspended 4 games for PEDs

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

NFL hands out suspensions today

  • Chargers TE Antonio Gates: 4 games for PEDs
  • Jets DT Sheldon Richardson: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Cowboys LB Rolando McClain: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Packers DE Datone Jones: 1 game for substance abuse

OTL25: The suicide of Junior Seau (0:33)
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7dEric D. Williams

Chargers expect a more elusive Donald Brown

Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson is focusing his attention is running back Donald Brown this offseason, and teaching to make defenders miss.


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