Chargers Team Report

--LB Junior Seau, the team's 12-time Pro Bowler, was traded to the Miami Dolphins for either a fifth- or sixth-round pick in 2004 depending on how much Seau plays this season. The Chargers gave Seau permission to seek a trade after they determined they would release him after June 1.

Although Seau is now Miami property, the Chargers take a $6 million cap hit this year on Seau.

"It's a great day for the Dolphins, a very positive day for the Miami Dolphins," said Dave Wannstedt, Miami's coach, after Seau was acquired.

--Former GM John Butler, who died of cancer April 11, was laid to rest in Sidney, Ill., on April 16. Attending the ceremony from the Chargers were coach Marty Schottenheimer, front-office executives Dean Spanos, Ed McGuire and A.J. Smith, and from the personnel department, Buddy Nix, Dennis Abraham and Mike Biehl. Among those in attendance were Bills owner Ralph Wilson and ex-Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly. Bruce Allen, the Raiders executive whose father, George, gave Butler his first scouting job, gave the eulogy.

--Where's David Boston? Good question as he's been a rare participant in the Chargers' offseason workouts.

--The Chargers' minicamp, for the first time in memory, won't be held the weekend after the draft. Instead, Schottenheimer has targeted early June.

"I look forward to coming home. Obviously it's going to be a great homecoming, and seeing the guys I played with and I care for is going to be a special day for me, and obviously they are going to be thinking about the game, and so will I." -- Ex-Charger LB Junior Seau, on facing his old team on a Monday night when the Dolphins visit San Diego on Oct. 27.

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