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Green puts in work

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by Travis Duncan, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Travis Duncan

    Travis Duncan BoltTalker

    Feb 27, 2012

    Tyronne Green is working out at the O-Line academy in Avon, Ohio which is operated by LeCharles Bentley, a former Pro Bowl center. Part of Green's conditioning, as reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, is to pull a two-and-a-half ton Ford F-250 truck behind him.

    Green has lost seven pounds since the end of the season and about 25 pounds compared to his weight before last year's training camp.

    Green is currently set to take over the starting left guard position for the retired Kris Dielman.

    Many experts are projecting the Chargers to replace Dielman with an early pick in the draft, yet those who cover the team on a daily basis are saying the Chargers will start the same offensive line that only allowed two sacks in the last five games of the season.

    Dean Spanos told Chargers.com "I expect the focus going into the draft to be on defense. But that’s not to say, for example, that if there’s a great offensive lineman at an early pick, we wouldn’t take him, because our strategy and belief has always been you need to take the best player at the pick you have. It’s no secret we’ve said that a pass rusher and a strong safety are on our list, but so is another offensive lineman, among other spots. "

    Who do some of the NFL draft experts think the Chargers will take with the 18th overall pick in this month's NFL draft.

    Mel Kiper Jr ESPN LB- Chandler Jones, Syracuse

    Don Banks Sports Illustrated OT- Cordy Glenn Georiga

    Rob Rang CBS Sports DE-Andre Branch Clemson

    Sporting News - G David DeCastro Stanford

    Tuesday the Chargers began two weeks of draft prep meetings, those included in the meetings are General Manager A.J. Smith, Head Coach Norv Turner, Director of Player Personnel Jimmy Raye, Director of College Scouting John Spanos, along with scouts and assistant coaches.

    The process goes something like this: They read aloud every possible player at each position and anyone with knowledge of the player chimes in. The Charges then create their own draft board with an overall ranking of draftees.

    -NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal has high praise for the offseason moves A.J. Smith has made. In an article titled, "How A.J. Smith got his groove back" he writes, "Despite losing Vincent Jackson this offseason, we believe Smith is starting to get his mojo back this offseason. He's made a number of low-risk, high-reward signings. He avoided a potential collapse of his offensive line. He did it by making moves in bulk. Let's take a look at his strong month."

    -The 2012 regular season NFL schedule will likely be released next week, possibly on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    The Chargers preseason schedule has been released:

    Aug. 9 vs. Green Bay, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

    Week 2 vs. Dallas

    Week 3 at Minnesota

    Week 4 (Aug. 30) at San Francisco

    -The NFL has published salary cap figures for each of the league's 32 teams.

    (Note since these numbers have been published, the Chargers have signed WR Roscoe Parrish, DE Luis Castillo and Michael Spurlock to one-year contracts)

    Current contracts: 49
    Previous year carryover: $0.00
    Adjustments: ($2,011,717.00)
    Adjusted cap: $118,588,283.00
    Team cap: $112,966,764.00
    Cap room: $5,621,519.00
    Team cash: $118,411,373.00

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