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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.

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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

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Antonio Gates surprised, upset by suspension (2:10)
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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

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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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