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Chargers wrap up offseason

Time for some time off before training camp.

The Chargers wrapped up their final offseason workout Wednesday, giving way to six weeks of time off before players and coaches report to training camp.

Here are some closing remarks from the team's coaches:

Head coach Mike McCoy on how players balance vacation time with retaining what they learned in the offseason:

"You have new players in your system and [we’ve been] informing them of how we’re going to do things when we come back, but really the veterans know what it takes to come back in shape and come back at the right reporting weight. You work so hard to get to this point … Don’t just throw it all away now in these days before training camp. And for the rookies, that’s what this meeting will be about tomorrow — What we expect [during] this vacation and not to just throw it all away.

"Now they’re all playing for jobs. When you get into training camp, we’re going to make changes from week to week."

Defensive coordinator John Pagano on the progress from the defense:

"It’s been going well. You’d like to see growth, progress from the guys and how much they’re learning and retaining, and it’s been positive. The big thing is getting them to work together, play together and do the little things that we have to get done right now. They’ve been playing fast, flying around, making plays. … It’s been a great offseason. The coaches did a hell of a job getting our guys prepared. What I like about it the most is we’re playing fast."

Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt on the progress from the offense:

"We’ve done a lot of different things, and some guys have really stepped up. So, you feel good about [the offsesaon]. I think the real test will be obviously when we get the pads on. I think we’ve certainly laid the foundation for a lot of good things to come."


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