Is a shakeup in store on the defensive line?

The Chargers return all six defensive linemen from last season, but that doesn't mean a shakeup isn't in store. Thanks to the versatility of Jacques Cesaire and Ryon Bingham, as well as the development of Andre Coleman and Keith Grennan, the Chargers will have some difficult decisions to make come Aug. 30.
August 20, 2008

Three to Watch: Top Practice Squad Candidates

Undrafted rookies have little to no chance to stick on the active roster in San Diego, not when the team is so deep that only two of its five draft picks are considered locks to make the team. That means those in the undrafted ranks are eyeballing spots on the practice squad. Samantha Fillerup identifies three players most likely to earn such an invite.
August 5, 2008

TC Preview: Backup Nose Tackle

With NT Jamal Williams entering his 11th season, the pressure is on to find a reliable backup. Brandon McKinney has experience playing with the big dogs, but rookie Lamar Divens has the size and constructive attitude to be a close contender. Training camp will put the two players on display as both hope to grab the prominent role.
July 8, 2008

Insider Exclusive: Q&A with NT Lamar Divens's Michael Kranzler continues his interview with NT Lamar Divens, this time for Insiders only. Divens provides the details on his bizarre season-ending suspension, which stemmed from his transfer from Vanderbilt to TSU. He also talks about learning from Jamal Williams and capitalizing on opportunities.
June 18, 2008

Exclusive Interview: NT Lamar Divens's Michael Kranzler continues his series of rookie interviews, this time going one-on-one with Lamar Divens. The massive nose tackle talks about stopping the run, reading his keys and learning from the Chargers' veterans. Find out what else he has to say in this Q&A.
June 18, 2008

Coach's Perspective on NT Lamar Divens's Scott Domitrowits goes one-on-one with Tennessee State D-line coach Justin Roberts to talk about rookie NT Lamar Divens. Roberts offers first-hand testimony to Divens' ability to overcome adversity and make a positive impact in the locker room. Find out why Roberts says there is no question Divens will make an NFL team.
June 11, 2008

Breaking Down the Bolts: Defensive Line

The same names that marked the Bolts' defensive line last season will return for another run in 2008. Jamal Williams holds the foundation at nose tackle and is flanked by a pair of talented two-way defensive ends. Backups Jacques Cesaire and Ryon Bingham will play all over the line while some undrafted rookies will scrape for roster spots.
May 28, 2008