With the regular season underway, Scout.com Draft Analyst Chris Steuber stops by to give Chargers fans the information they need before the Carolina Panthers come to town. Is Mike Tolbert ready to start? Would the Chargers have been better off keeping Marcus Thomas instead of Jacob Hester? Steuber has these answers and more inside.
September 5, 2008
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
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
SDBoltReport.com's Samantha Fillerup continues to rank San Diego's top-56 players. Part II of this eight-part series takes a look at spots 43-49, a grouping that includes special-teams standouts and some up-and-coming defenders. Find out where everybody stacks up in this latest installment.
June 17, 2008
A.J. Smith always plans two to three years in advance, so he's already on the lookout for an eventual replacement for 32-year-old Jamal Williams. The first question Smith must answer: is Williams' replacement already on the roster? Chargers expert Michael Lombardo takes a look at backup Brandon McKinney and analyzes his long-term future.
June 16, 2008
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
The Chargers re-signed four exclusive rights free agents on Tuesday: Jeromey Clary, Brandon McKinney, Steve Gregory and Malcom Floyd. All but Floyd are expected to contribute to next year's squad. The signings leave Cletis Gordon as the only ERFA who is not under contract.
March 25, 2008