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  Chargers | Chargers leaning towards RB committee    Fri May 27, 02:38 PM

San Diego Chargers RBs Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver will each be 'used to their strengths' in the upcoming season in helping comprise a committee, according to running backs coach Ollie Wilson. 'Those guys can do a lot of different things and they have all bought in to working together and having their own role instead of being (angry) not getting all the touches,' he said. 'They understand we don't have just one starter here. They are all part of our scheme and system.'

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners are anticipating this according to the latest ADP for the Chargers backs. The news of Gordon's microfracture knee surgery has caused his draft stock to take a tumble. He currently sits at RB27 (6.07) while Woodhead is at RB24 (5.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | Matt Daniels goes to IR    Tue May 24, 05:22 PM

San Diego Chargers S Matt Daniels (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, May 24.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon recovering well    Mon May 23, 03:17 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) participated in individual drills during organized team activities Monday, May 23, and is rehabilitating well from microfracture knee surgery he had in January.

Footballguys view: The Chargers and fantasy owners are holding their collective breath about Gordon. The speedy back can be the centerpiece of the Chargers offense if healthy. At this time, Gordon is expected to be ready for training camp later this year.

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  Chargers | Bryn Renner released    Tue May 17, 05:10 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Bryn Renner was released Tuesday, May 17, in light of the Chargers claiming QB Zach Mettenberger.

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  Chargers | Claim Zach Mettenberger    Tue May 17, 04:27 PM

Free-agent QB Zach Mettenberger (Titans) was claimed by the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, May 17.

Footballguys view: Mettenberger now gets reunited with former Titans head coach (and current Chargers OC) Ken Whisenhunt. We're not counting on some sort of career resurrection, but Mettenberger could win the backup job behind Philip Rivers in 2016. Kellen Clemens will be Mettenberger's competition for the no.2 job and a spot on the 53-man roster.

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  Chargers | Vi Teofilo signed    Mon May 16, 03:05 PM

Undrafted free-agent OG Vi Teofilo (Arizona State) signed with the San Diego Chargers Monday, May 16.

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  Chargers | Matt Slauson could play center    Sat May 14, 03:56 PM

San Diego Chargers OG Matt Slauson may play at center when he joins the Chargers, according to head coach Mike McCoy, with C Trevor Robinson (undisclosed) and OG Chris Watt (shoulder) working their way back from injuries.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry impressing    Sat May 14, 03:11 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Hunter Henry has been dominant in team drills at the Chargers' rookie minicamp. The rookies will mix in with the veterans Monday, May 16.

Footballguys view: Henry is an impressive player, so it's not a surprise that he's make a positive mark early in rookie minicamp. Antonio Gates is still the main TE for the Chargers, but he could get phased out at some point this year to make room for Henry in the offense. He reminds us of Jason Witten (Cowboys) because of his smooth athleticism and ability to work well on underneath routes.

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  Chargers | Joey Bosa works at both DE spots    Fri May 13, 05:54 PM

San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa lined up at right defensive end at the start of practice Friday, May 13, but also received some work at left defensive end.

Footballguys view: Bosa gets off the line quickly, he plays with a relentless motor and he arrives at the ball-carrier with nasty intentions. The Chargers may have found their version of Derek Wolfe (Broncos) for a defense that needs help up front.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry performs well    Fri May 13, 05:53 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Hunter Henry showed sure hands and solid route running during practice Friday, May 13. Henry also worked on kick coverage during practice.

Footballguys view: This wasn't a great TE class, but Henry was the best TE in the 2016 NFL draft. Just think Jason Witten (Cowboys) when considering what the rookie could be in the NFL. Antonio Gates isn't getting any younger, and Henry should take over as the lead TE at some point...perhaps even later this year.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen will be a focal point    Fri May 13, 03:47 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen will be a focal point on offense in 2016, but he will have to show he can beat man coverage against some of the better cornerbacks in the league, according to offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

Footballguys view: That's good news for the Chargers...so long as Allen can stay healthy. The team wants to run the ball with Melvin Gordon, but when they go to the air it should be Allen as the primary target. They added Travis Benjamin in free agency earlier this year to help stretch the field as a vertical threat. Allen has WR1 upside--again--if he can stay healthy.

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  Chargers | San Diego to use all RBs    Fri May 13, 03:46 PM

San Diego Chargers RBs Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver will all receive playing time in 2016, according to offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

Footballguys view: Whisenhunt said there will be times that two of the running backs will be on the field at the same time. The team will have packages for each running back so they can put them in positions where they will succeed. This RBBC may be something fantasy owners want to avoid. However, Woodhead should once again provide value for players in PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | Waive Michael Huey    Thu May 12, 05:41 PM

San Diego Chargers OG Michael Huey was waived Thursday, May 12.


  Chargers | Melvin Gordon had microfracture surgery    Mon May 9, 11:57 PM

Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee in January, and he was given a recovery timetable of four to six months. Gordon participated in on-field drills Monday, May 9, but admitted he's not yet 100%. 'I'm not where I want to be, but I think I'm ahead of schedule,' Gordon said. 'I'm sprinting pretty well. I'm cutting. No question, I'll be ready for training camp. I'm not even worried about that.'

Footballguys view: Microfracture surgery is a huge concern, although it's not quite as scary as it used to be. Guys like Travis Kelce (Chiefs) have come back from the procedure and performed well. Watch Gordon's recovery as he comes back from this major surgery, but note that the Chargers do not think he'll miss significant time in training camp.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon ahead of schedule    Mon May 9, 05:58 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) said he is ahead of schedule and will be ready for training camp. Gordon is recovering from surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee.

Footballguys view: The Chargers have made multiple moves to make Gordon the centerpiece of their offense. They've continued to improve the offensive line, and that should greatly help Gordon find running room in 2016. We feel Gordon needs to stop checking the box score to see what Rams RB Todd Gurley is doing. If he just plays within his game, Gordon can be an effective (and dangerous) starter for the Chargers.

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  Chargers | Matt Slauson joins Chargers    Sat May 7, 05:50 PM

Free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Bears) agreed to a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers Saturday, May 7, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Chargers continue to upgrade their offensive line...a note that Melvin Gordon's fantasy owners should take note of. The team has worked diligently to improve their rushing attack after Gordon had a disappointing rookie season in 2015.

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  Chargers | Jatavis Brown signs first contract    Thu May 5, 01:10 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Jatavis Brown signed his rookie deal Thursday, May 5.

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  Chargers | Matt Slauson could be center option    Wed May 4, 09:03 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Bears) is meeting with the San Diego Chargers they see him as a possible option at center, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Matt Slauson to visit Bolts    Wed May 4, 09:54 AM

Free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Bears) will visit the San Diego Chargers soon.

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  Chargers | Matt Weiser added    Mon May 2, 02:17 PM

Free-agent TE Matt Weiser (Buffalo) signed an undisclosed deal with the San Diego Chargers Monday, May 2.

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  Chargers | Karnorris Benson will try out    Mon May 2, 02:09 PM

Free-agent WR Karnorris Benson (Western Carolina) was invited for a tryout at the San Diego Chargers' minicamp.

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  Chargers | San Diego signs more UDFAs    Mon May 2, 01:57 AM

The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents CB Terrell Chestnut (West Virginia), OL Sebastian Johansson (Marshall), LB Chris Landrum (Jacksonville State), OG Mike McQueen (Ohio), S Adrian McDonald (Houston), LB Tyler Marcordes (Georgia Tech), C Spencer Pulley (Vanderbilt), LB Shaq Petteway (West Virginia), OT Zeth Ramsay (Colorado Mesa), WR Deandre Reaves (Marshall), CB Larry Scott (Oregon State), RB Chris Swain (Navy) and DE Carlos Wray (Duke) Sunday, May 1.

Footballguys view: Swain is a big power back who should transition to fullback at the pro level. If he makes the team, he could help blast open holes for Melvin Gordon.

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  Chargers | Bolts add several UDFAs    Sat Apr 30, 11:51 PM

The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents QB Mike Bercovici (Arizona State), RB Kenneth Farrow (Houston), OL Tyler Johnstone (Oregon), WR Jamaal Jones (Montana), WR Dom Williams (Washington) and CB Trevor Williams (Penn State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Bercovici. In super deep dynasty leagues we are very interested in his development. It could be nothing, but he flashed the skill set (arm strength, athleticism, gun-slinger mentality) to perhaps develop into a player we'll be talking about more.

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  Chargers | Max Tuerk could start    Fri Apr 29, 10:08 PM

San Diego Chargers C Max Tuerk's (knee) is 'coming along' after knee surgery, according to general manager Tom Telesco, and Tuerk is expected to compete for the starting center job in 2016.

Footballguys view: The Chargers need to keep working on the offensive line and Tuerk is a guy who can anchor this line for years to come.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry headed for big workload?    Fri Apr 29, 09:44 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Hunter Henry's blocking ability will allow him to contribute right away before replacing TE Antonio Gates as the primary pass-catching tight end down the road, and beat writer Michael Gehlken believes Henry could see more snaps this season than Gates.

Footballguys view: He can catch the ball but he's a great run blocker, which will put him on the field a lot with Philip Rivers.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry taken 35th overall    Fri Apr 29, 07:27 PM

The San Diego Chargers selected Arkansas TE Hunter Henry with the No. 35 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Footballguys view: Another in a long line of Antonio gates replacements and in a weak tight end class. We're not expecting immediate impact here.

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  Chargers | Joey Bosa will be used at DE    Fri Apr 29, 06:02 PM

San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa said he will be used as a defensive end in the team's 3-4 defensive alignment.

Footballguys view: The Chargers have to get after Alex Smith, Derek Carr and Paxton Lynch/Mark Sanchez as well as people like Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger and Andy Dalton if they want to make a run into and through the playoffs. Bosa is a great fit and while he's not quite an elite pass rusher, he has the moves to make it to the quarterback anyway.

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  Chargers | San Diego looking to move down?    Fri Apr 29, 12:32 AM

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the team is in a 'good spot' holding the fourth pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft and may try to trade back.

Footballguys view: There's not a great bunch of offensive line players right there and a lot of defensive talent. Further the Chargers have a lot of holes to fill, so a few extra picks would be a good plan.

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  Chargers | Joey Bosa to SD third overall    Thu Apr 28, 08:23 PM

The San Diego Chargers selected Ohio State LB Joey Bosa with the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday, April 28.

Footballguys view: A little surprising, but Bosa brings an aggressive pass-rush style and has really good closing speed. We love the addition to the offense here.

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  Chargers | San Diego looking at Joey Bosa?    Thu Apr 28, 08:16 PM

San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos talked with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer for over an hour about DE Joey Bosa earlier this week, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Which was a sign they were taking him, which they did. We love the pick, even if it was a bit of a surprise. He's going to help bring some heat to the pass rush, and should be a big help to this defense in a division with some good passing offenses.

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  Chargers | San Diego to pass on Ronnie Stanley    Thu Apr 28, 06:30 PM

Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley will not be selected by the San Diego Chargers with the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We still think the Chargers go offensive line which points to Laremy Tunsil. The Chargers could go several directions, but offensive like continues to be a high priority.

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  Chargers | Ronnie Stanley an option for Chargers?    Tue Apr 26, 02:21 PM

Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley could be a consideration in addition to Mississippi OT Laremy Tunsil for the San Diego Chargers with their third overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to NFL Network's Mike Silver.

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  Chargers | King Dunlap not concerned about head    Tue Apr 26, 12:18 AM

San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap (concussion) said Monday, April 25, that he is not concerned about the possibility of another concussion. 'I'm good,' Dunlap said. 'As far as I'm concerned, if I have another one that's not the end. I appreciate people being concerned, but I'm fine. I feel great. The ankle is good, head is good. Concussions, they happen. We play a contact sport.'

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  Chargers | San Diego overhauling run game    Sun Apr 24, 10:04 PM

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the coaching staff has been talking about how to improve the run game, and they are going to 'strip it down and start over,' possibly with a new scheme.

Footballguys view: The Chargers spent a first-round pick on Melvin Gordon out of Wisconsin last year. He's a speed back who needs room to operate. It's wise for the team to move to a system that can take advantage of Gordon's skill set fully.

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  Chargers | San Diego open to moving down    Fri Apr 22, 05:41 PM

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the team is open to trading down in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft but that phone calls have slowed down since the first and second overall picks were traded.

Footballguys view: NEWS ALERT!!!1! Every team is open to trading their pick in the first round if the price is right. Seeing what the no1 and no2 picks just hauled in, the Chargers would be wise to consider similar offers if they arrive.

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  Chargers | D.J. Fluker's option exercised    Fri Apr 22, 03:11 PM

San Diego Chargers OT D.J. Fluker's fifth-year option was exercised Friday, April 22, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon with chip on his shoulder    Thu Apr 21, 02:05 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he was terrible in his rookie season, and he has something to prove in 2016. In addition to having a full season under his belt, Gordon says being able to train in the offseason is a major advantage. He knows the system. He knows his teammates. Perhaps most importantly, he's on hand for day one of the offseason program.

Footballguys view: It would help if Gordon had some blockers. We think he has the talent but he's not a talent like Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders - he's not making lemonade out of bad blocking. If he can get help opening lanes, Gordon should be a solid RB2.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen looks to add speed    Mon Apr 18, 10:30 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) completed his first day of voluntary workouts Monday, April 18. He is looking to cut weight this offseason and add speed.

Footballguys view: Allen has tremendous talent, but he just needs to stay healthy in order to shine with the Chargers. We'll see if he can do that this year. If healthy, Allen is at least a WR2 with WR1 upside for fantasy owners.

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  Chargers | Laremy Tunsil an option for Chargers    Thu Apr 14, 06:48 PM

Mississippi OT Laremy Tunsil is now a draft consideration for the San Diego Chargers with their third overall pick, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. In that case, La Canfora believes OT King Dunlap would move to right tackle.

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  Chargers | Laremy Tunsil an option for Chargers    Thu Apr 14, 11:33 AM

Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil is now an option for the San Diego Chargers, who are likely to stay at No. 3 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, after the Los Angeles Rams traded up for the No. 1 overall pick Thursday, April 14.

Footballguys view: With the Titans out of the top spot, Tunsil should be there when the Chargers pick at no.3. They need to continue building their offensive line, and Tunsil has the makings of a franchise tackle in the pros.

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  Chargers | Waive Brad Sorensen    Wed Apr 13, 05:45 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Brad Sorensen was waived with a non-football injury designation Wednesday, April 13.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are going with Kellen Clemens and Bryn Renner as the QBs behind Philip Rivers. We should see them address the position at some point in the NFL draft.

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  Chargers | Robert Nkemdiche visiting Chargers    Wed Apr 13, 03:21 PM

Mississippi DE Robert Nkemdiche is visiting the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, April 13.

Footballguys view: Nkemdiche has the natural physical talent to be a consideration as a top-10 pick. The Chargers have the no.3 overall pick, and they're likely to wait on a player like Nkemdiche until the top of the second round. Nkemdiche never played up to his potential at Ole Miss, and he comes with some off-field baggage.

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  Chargers | Corey Liuget ready for offseason    Tue Apr 12, 02:33 PM

San Diego Chargers DT Corey Liuget (foot) said he's ready for the beginning of the offseason program after ending last season on the Reserve/Injured list. Liuget also said he's running, working out and lifting weights as he continues to get back into shape.

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  Chargers | Laremy Tunsil visiting Bolts    Mon Apr 11, 12:40 PM

Mississippi OT Laremy Tunsil is visiting with the San Diego Chargers Monday, April 11, according to a source. Tunsil will visit with the Tennessee Titans next.

Footballguys view: The Chargers have the 3rd-overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. There's a chance that Tunsil is still on the board at that time...especially if the Titans trade away the 1st-overall pick.

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  Chargers | San Diego to meet with Paxton Lynch    Fri Apr 8, 08:25 PM

Memphis QB Paxton Lynch is scheduled to meet with the San Diego Chargers Saturday, April 9, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Chargers need to find a QB of the future to groom behind Philip Rivers. Lynch has good size, arm strength and the athleticism to keep plays alive with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield. He could be an option for the Chargers with a premium pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

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  Chargers | Brandon Mebane is one-and-done candidate    Wed Apr 6, 11:09 PM

Only the first year of San Diego Chargers DT Brandon Mebane's contract is guaranteed, giving him $2.5 million to sign and $3 million base salary. At 31, he needs to play at a high level, as the team can evaluated him after one year and potentially move on with little consequence if it doesn't work out in 2016.

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  Chargers | Jeff Cumberland joins Chargers    Mon Apr 4, 07:23 PM

Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Jets) agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers Monday, April 4, on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | San Diego likely to add Jeff Cumberland    Mon Apr 4, 07:18 PM

Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Jets) is expected to sign with the San Diego Chargers, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Bryn Renner signing    Wed Mar 30, 03:37 PM

Free-agent QB Bryn Renner (Titans) is signing an undisclosed deal with the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, March 30, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Myles Jack could play safety    Wed Mar 30, 03:06 PM

UCLA LB Myles Jack expects to play safety if he is drafted by the San Diego Chargers. Following conversations with the Chargers during the NFL Combine, Jack said San Diego envisions him as a defensive back. They had Jack perform defensive back drills and see him as a possible replacement for Baltimore Ravens FS Eric Weddle. The Chargers hold the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Jack's versatility will make him transcend a "home" position if he lands with a creative defensive coordinator. As long as his knee checks out, he should be a top 10 pick with a shot at going as high the Chargers' #3 pick.

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