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Gordon participates in team drills

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  1. Concudan

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    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/SD/san-diego-chargers

    Gordon (knee) participated in team drills during minicamp, but isn't expected back at full strength until training camp, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Recovering from January knee surgery, Gordon was observed taking handoffs and catching passes during San Diego's first day of minicamp. The increased level of activity suggests the running back's recovery is progressing well, and barring any setbacks, he should be ready to go for training camp.
     
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    Chargers' Branden Oliver: Recovers from toe injury
    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire
    Oliver (toe) appears to have recovered from last year's season-ending toe injury, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Limited by turf toe, Oliver was placed on injured reserve after Week 8 last season. He'll again be part of a backfield that includes Melvin Gordon (knee) and Danny Woodhead, the former of whom figures to lead the way on early downs while the latter handles most of the passing-down work. Oliver, however, could still have an important job, as he may be the top backup for both roles.Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson recently said that he expects Oliver to be a key part of the offense.
     
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    Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said Danny Woodhead got his left ankle rolled up on when a defensive lineman fell as the running back came across the field on a screen. McCoy said the report is good coming from the team's training staff, so it appears to be just a sprained ankle for Woodhead.
     
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    http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-c...ers-handling-joey-bosas-absence-the-right-way

    Chargers handling Joey Bosa's absence the right way

    SAN DIEGO -- General manager Tom Telesco is admittedly disappointed that first-round pick Joey Bosa decided to skip the San Diego Chargers' mandatory minicamp this week due to an impasse in contract negotiations on his rookie deal.

    “Sure, it's an opportunity to continue to get better, to learn and be with your teammates,” Telesco said. “It's not so much about everyday practice reps, but everybody is here and this is what we do.

    “But we know there's also a business part of professional football. There's things that have to go on off of the field, and we will keep working on it.”

    Telesco and the rest of the organization did a nice job of publicly not bashing the 20-year-old for missing a couple workouts this week, taking the long-term approach with Bosa.

    That makes sense. From talking to players and coaches within the organization, Bosa has showed up early and worked late at Chargers Park. He’s been an attentive and willing participant in on-field drill work, classroom work and conditioning in the weight room.

    And the organization is pleased with the improvement that’s he’s made on the field.

    “I think he’s hard on himself,” Telesco said about Bosa’s performance in offseason workouts. “He expects to win every one-on-one match-up, and that doesn’t happen in this league for anybody.

    “But we like what we’ve seen so far. Every player that you go against in this league is a top player. In college sometimes you may not always get a top tackle, a top guard or top center. But his combination of his hand use, his athletic ability, his size and how he plays, he’s going to come along just fine.”

    At issue for Bosa’s camp is the use of offset language in the deal and deferred bonus money.

    Traditionally, the Chargers have had offset language included in players’ contracts to protect the franchise from paying a player’s full salary in the unlikely event San Diego releases a player during the guaranteed portion of their deal.

    Offset language allows the organization to pay the remaining portion of a player’s salary not covered by the new team that signs the released player. Without offset language, a player can “double-dip”, receiving a full salary from his previous team along with whatever money is negotiated with the new team.

    The Chargers also have heartburn over paying a portion of Bosa’s deferred signing bonus sooner.

    Again, traditionally the Chargers defer or extend the payment of some of the signing-bonus money over the life of a rookie contract. Bosa’s camp would like some signing-bonus money paid earlier.

    These are minor tweaks in the contract that will ultimately get ironed out before real games are played, and both sides understand that. The amount of money Bosa will make has already been decided with the slotting of rookie salaries established in the collective-bargaining agreement in 2011. So the two sides are not haggling over money, but how the compensation will be structured and paid out over the period of the contract.

    “Without a doubt we’re all disappointed he’s not here,” Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said. “But our No. 1 focus is the players who are here. And time will work that out.”
     
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    I missed this one last month...

    Philip Rivers and Jason Verrett match wits at Chargers' OTA practice
    http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-c...n-verrett-match-wits-at-chargers-ota-practice

    SAN DIEGO -- Jason Verrett read the eyes of Philip Rivers, jumped a corner route and intercepted a ball intended for Keenan Allen in the end zone during 7-on-7 drills.


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    You can bet Rivers noticed Verrett speeding the other way, because on the very next snap Rivers went at Verrett and hit Allen on a back-shoulder fade for a touchdown.


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    The two plays were part of a spirited Tuesday practice during organized team activities for the San Diego Chargers as they continue to build toward the 2016 season.

    “The main focus is to not allow the offense in the end zone, so it was real intense out there,” Verrett said. “He got me on that back-shoulder, but that’s what it’s all about. I’m learning from that, so I appreciate him doing that.

    “That’s the way I play. Every snap when me and Keenan line up, we’re like, ‘Let’s go.’ That’s the same mentality we had last year, and we’re looking to do the best on the best.”

    The Chargers worked mostly in the red zone during 7-on-7 and team drills. While the defense did a good job at creating turnovers, they didn’t keep the offense totally out of the end zone.

    Danny Woodhead made some nice catches for scores along the sideline, and speedy receiver Travis Benjamin continues to show he can create separation for Rivers to find him down the field.

    Running back Melvin Gordon participated in team drills for the first time during offseason work but looked tentative as he continues to rehab from microfracture knee surgery in January.

    Gordon still has a ways to go before he’s fully healthy, but it’s good to see that he can put some pressure on his knee and attempt to make some open-field cuts. Slowing down is another issue.

    Some tidbits from practice:

     
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    Good to hear about Gordon, I hope he makes a full recovery and has a kickass season.
     

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