Chargers Team Notes

--QB Drew Brees, LBs Donnie Edwards and Zeke Moreno, WRs Terry Charles and Eric Parker spent a day as Marine recruits at two area Marine bases. They were abused just like any other recruit, and were cut few breaks in a demanding day of drills and physical tests.

"I have even more respect and admiration for these guys," Edwards said. Added Brees: "It's definitely different from training camp. You don't always have people yelling at you -- well we do too, but just during practice."

--Here's the list of teams showing interest in LB Junior Seau: Eagles, Packers, Cardinals, Dolphins, Buccaneers and Lions. But it's doubtful a team will trade for Seau, who's guaranteed nearly $6 million under his current contract. After June 1, Seau can sign with the team of his choosing.

--RB LaDainian Tomlinson has had one heck of an offseason. He'll benefit from the addition of Pro Bowl FB Lorenzo Neal, a free-agent pickup, and he married Natorsha Oakley last week.

--Charles is showing no signs of the knee injury, which derailed his rookie season. The wide out from Portland State tore his ACL in last year's first minicamp.

--The Chargers voted against the proposal of expanding the number of playoff teams. Somewhat surprising in that the Chargers haven't qualified under the old system in seven straight seasons.

--GM John Butler, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in July, continues to be hospitalized; the team said there is no timetable for his release. Butler was admitted March 13 for internal inflammation and dehydration.

--The team is trying to limit the amount of financial records it turns over in proving it has legal recourse to trigger its escape clause from Qualcomm Stadium. The team has begun talks with the City of San Diego regarding a new stadium as well.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "They are over in Iraq fighting and dying for us, and we just play football. And for them to look up to us? I know all us guys here look up to them." -- QB Drew Brees on Marines labeling the Chargers as heroes.

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