Rookie Craig Davis lined up with the first team offense, as Eric Parker sat out with a toe injury. It seems like Philip Rivers is warming up to Davis, as the two connected on several completions. Hopefully, Davis can step right in and fill the void left by vacated Keenan McCardell, who just signed with the Houston Texans.
Second-year cornerback Antonie Cromartie, the self-proclaimed fastest player on the Chargers, was wearing his new jersey -- No. 31, the reverse of his No. 13 from Florida State. Perhaps he's looking to return to the playmaking form he showed in college, and if so, he seemed to be off to a good start as he was one of the first players on the field, spending time fielding balls from the JUGS machine.
After the defensive linemen finished a round of drills, Luis Castillo stayed behind with rookie Keith Grennan, giving the young defensive end some additional help and advice. Hopefully, Castillo's tips can help Grennan, who's currently third on the depth chart behind Jacques Cesaire and Derreck Robinson. All in all, the atmosphere around opening day of training camp seemed quite positive. This team appears loaded and looks ready to build on last season's success.
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