Positional Analysis: DL

The defensive line is the most competitive position in San Diego. The team has nine contenders for just seven spots on the active roster. SDBoltReport.com breaks down each of the candidates and forecasts their roles for the upcoming season.
August 18, 2010

Slew of Veterans Set to Compete on the D-Line

It's seen as a foregone conclusion that the Chargers will pick a nose tackle in April's NFL Draft. What's less certain is where the rookie will fit in the rotation. San Diego already has nine veterans in the fold, creating terrific depth and even better competition.
March 19, 2010

Bolts Notebook: Sights on the Schedule

From the draft to the schedule, the NFL is set up to prevent sustained success. Yet the Chargers bucked that trend once again by navigating a first-place schedule en route to a fourth straight division title.
December 29, 2009

Who Will Toe the Line Against the Titans?

One of the oldest football clichés says teams must win from the inside out. If that's true, the Chargers will need a Christmas miracle to top the surging Titans, as San Diego could be playing with a third-string center and a fourth-string nose tackle.
December 21, 2009

Five to Watch: Chargers vs. Chiefs

The San Diego Chargers look to win their sixth straight game and improve their divisional record to 5-1 when they host the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. Here's a look at the five Chargers players who must step up to help San Diego nail down its eighth win.
November 28, 2009

San Diego's D-Line Plays with Urgency

The San Diego Chargers' defensive line has played much better since the bye week. The addition of a couple veterans in the middle has made a world of difference, as this unit is playing with a renewed sense of urgency, both competitive and financial.
October 26, 2009