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Brandon Staley lands in best franchise situation for a new head coach

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

No surprises here.

People, including me, cannot get enough of the Brandon Staley content.

Seriously.

As I discussed this morning in the daily links, Staley really might be the greatest thing to happen to this franchise since...well...Justin Herbert. But the good news is, Herbert is going into just his second year with the Chargers and that’s only one of the many reasons why it’s easy to see Staley succeeding in his first stint as a head coach in the...

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Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner says he's healthy, ready to play

Turner is looking for the right situation as he tries to find a new home. 

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Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner '100 percent,' wants to sign with winner

Turner is still looking for a team but says he's ready to go. 

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Chargers 90-in-90: RB Darius Bradwell

The former “F-150” under Anthony Lynn will need to find another way to impress his new head coach in 2021.

The Tallahassee, Florida native prepped at Godby High School where he enjoyed a very productive career. As a senior in 2015, Bradwell tallied over 2,300 yards (1,213 rushing/1,097 passing) and 27 total touchdowns. He was named to the All-Big Bend First Team and earned honorable mention All State honors as quarterback. Bradwell was named a three-star recruit by Scout.com and...

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Chargers Daily Links: What is your current confidence level in Brandon Staley?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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There’s something special about Brandon Staley, man.

As a former player, I feel a massive amount of nostalgia when I listen to him speak. It’s the same feelings I got when I was still playing in high school and college whenever I was listening to one of my favorite coaches. There’s a notable rhythm and tempo to his speeches and a certain infectious energy that clings to his listeners. It...

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Chargers sign 4 players from The Spring League

Brandon Staley is making moves.

The Chargers continue to add new bodies to the roster via the Spring League with the addition of four new players on Friday. The news was announced by the team’s Twitter account.

The four players signed by the Bolts include defensive lineman Willie Yarbary, linebacker Damon Lloyd, tight end Matt Seybert, and wide receiver Michael Bandy.

we've signed the following players:

Willie Yarbary, DL
Damon Lloyd, LB
Matt Seybert, TE
Michael Bandy, WR

— Los...

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Chargers Daily Links: Friday Open Thread

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Good morning, Chargers fans!

Today is a company-wide holiday here at Vox so we’re all taking the day off in observance of Juneteenth.

We’re just going to stick with another open thread this morning for you all to utilize throughout the day if you need to get some stuff off your chest about the Chargers. We’ve got a lot of time to kill before they’re back for training camp, so...

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Ever the enigma, Chargers' Joey Bosa adjusting to new defense

Bosa posed with a dog in a baby stroller this week while working on his role in the Chargers' converted 3-4 defense under new coach Brandon Staley.

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Chargers expected to sign DL Willie Yarbary

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Yarbary has spent time in the AFL and Spring League.

According to a report by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are expected to sign defensive tackle Willie Yarbary, a former Wake Forest defender who went undrafted in 2019.

The #Chargers are expected to sign DL Willie Yarbary, a 6-2, 285-pound Wake Forest product who recently played for the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League and in the Spring League. He’s one of four Spring League...

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Chargers 90-in-90: DE Joe Gaziano

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Gaziano ranks #1 in sacks at Northwestern.

Gaziano had himself quite the career while playing at Xaverian Brothers High School. The Scituate, Massachusetts, native helped lead his team to a 12-0 State Championship season while being named the 2014 Massachusetts Player of the Year after recording 53 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss, and 16 sacks. He was also named the #1 prospect in the state and was labeled a three-star prospect by Rivals.

After...

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Chargers Daily Links: Thursday Open Thread

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In rather odd, yet history-making news, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel announced on his show this week that he’s getting his very own college football bowl game named after him that will be played inside of SoFi Stadium. This is the first such case where a bowl game was directly named after a person, not just a business like Papa John’s or John Hancock.

The Jimmy Kimmel...

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Former Chargers DE Leroy Jones dies at 70

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Jones was a key member of “The Bruise Brothers” during the late 1970’s.

It’s with a heavy heart that I report the passing of former Chargers defensive end Leroy Jones. The new was reported by the Chargers’ social media team. He was 70 years old.

our hearts are with the jones family pic.twitter.com/aVJkEEK3KE

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 16, 2021

Jones was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and played collegiately at Norfolk...

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Chargers 90-in-90: LB Cole Christiansen

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Can Christiansen stick around as a ST conributor?

Prior to playing collegiately at West Point, Christiansen enjoyed a very productive and accolade-filled career while at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. As both a junior and senior, Christiansen was named the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s State Defensive Player of the Year. He was a three-time all-state and all-conference selection and won the VISAA State Championship as a senior in 2015. By...

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Chargers Daily Links: Austin Ekeler left off list of top-10 RBs in the NFL

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In a recent list of the top-10 running backs in the NFL by CBS Sports’ Patrik Walker, Austin Ekeler failed to make an appearance in the group but did manage to earn an “honorable mention” alongside guys like the Bears’ David Montgomery, Seattle’s Chris Carson, and Tampa Bay’s Leonard Fournette.

I think a valid case can be made to put Ekeler in the top-10 if you include his...

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Justin Herbert cracks another top-10 QBs list heading into 2021

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Just another day at the office.

The quarterback position has never been under a brighter spotlight than it has this offseason.

Last year’s draft produced three major talents at the position and two of the game’s best — one old and one still rather young — are coming off an appearance against each other in the latest Super Bowl. On top of that, two former first-round passers got traded to new teams and one of the game’s best and brightest at the...

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Chargers 90-in-90: TE Matt Sokol

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Sokol has also spent time with the Lions and Jaguars during his young NFL career.

Matt Sokol was born in Rochester, Michigan and got to live out his dream of playing for a home state school in Michigan State.

After posting zero statistics during his first season in East Lansing, Sokol went on to post three-year totals (2016-2018) of 31 career catches for 348 yards and two touchdowns. Despite the lack of production, Sokol earned an invite to the Shrine Game...

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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts’ top-2 picks flex for the camera on media day

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Yesterday, Chargers players got the opportunity to show off for the camera during the team’s media day photoshoot. Joey Bosa flexed his double guns, Keenan Allen got down to some jams, and Justin Herbert let his flow waft in the wind of the surrounding fans.

On top of all that, we got our first look at the team’s first and second-round picks — Rashawn Slater and Asante Samuel Jr. —...

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Despite plenty of attention, are the Chargers still underrated?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

How much can the league still sleep on a team like this?

NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz has been a pretty big advocate for the Chargers this offseason. He’s often in the media calls with the rest of the team beat writers to hear from the likes of Brandon Staley and the players as we all wait for this summer to tick down to the upcoming regular season.

In a recent appearance on the network, Ruiz was joined by former Packers wideout James Jones and insider Mike...

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Chargers 90-in-90: P Lachlan Edwards

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The former Jets punter will be battling Ty Long in training camp.

Lachlan “Lac” Edwards was born in Hastings, Victoria in Canada and attended Mornington Secondary College. He of course grew up playing Australian rules football where he was a notable player for the Dandenong Stingrays (RIP Steve Irwin) who play in the under-18 NAB league.

From there, Edwards played for the North Ballarat Football Club of the Victorian Football League (VFL) for three...

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Three potential trade destinations for Bears WR Anthony Miller

Miller is reportedly on the trade block, and while he's been inconsistent, plenty of teams should be interested in the 2018 second-round pick.

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