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Post Chargers - Cards: What you need to know

Here's what you need to know in the aftermath of the Chargers - Cardinals game.

The Chargers played the Arizona Cardinals Saturday night in game two of the preseason, and on Monday, head coach Mike McCoy and several players spoke to the media.

Some notes:

**McCoy said wide receiver Dontrelle Inman suffered a concussion and will undergo the normal protocol, but otherwise, players left the game with "bumps and bruises" and no major injuries.

**Melvin Ingram said his spin move isn't as good as Dwight Freeney's. (Respect!) He said Freeney helped him perfect the move, as did former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith, who ended his nine-year NFL career with 58.5 sacks.

**Rookie kicker Josh Lambo said several teams were interested in him coming out of college, but that he chose the Chargers because he felt it would give him the best opportunity to get a job because of the "kickoff issues" the team has had in years past.

**Philip Rivers did not play in Saturday's game, but McCoy said he will play against the Seahawks, who the Chargers will face in game three of the preseason. 

McCoy said the decision to sideline Rivers in the game in Arizona was something they decided "in May or June."

"Philip and I talked this offseason about how we're going to work his reps through training camp, through the offseason program and through preseason games, and this is what we talked about doing," the head coach said Monday.

Rivers is a competitor. He always wants to play, but McCoy said he "understood the decision."

In training camp, McCoy said he "reminded him that this is the plan" and that they will stick to it.

"There's other reasons for it, so he was fine with it," McCoy said.

Those other reasons may involve the bulging disk and rib injury that Rivers played with for most of the 2014 season.


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