The Chargers held a walk-through Thursday morning on the pristine practice fields at Chargers Park. Cameras line the sidewalk at Chargers Park, getting their first footage of 2011.
A myriad of new player numbers took some getting used to, and the roster will have to be torn up daily because of the constant change expected to continue through this week.
But David Binn and Antonio Gates returned to the field, No. 17 got under center and played some catch, and defensive coordinator Greg Maunsky and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia got their first chance to work with the players.
Several draft picks got their first taste of the NFL as well, including Marcus Gilchrist, Jonas Mouton, Jordan Todman, Steve Schilling and Andrew Gachkar.
Guys signed to futures contracts weeks after the season also practiced, with blocking tight end Dennis Morris and bruising fullback Frank Summers commanding attention with their big bodies. Kicker Ricky Schmitt and defensive end Carl Ihenacho also practiced.
Among the college free agents signed, Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien got some reps under center.
Bisaccia and Manusky’s energy, along with the dozens of rookies, first and second year players, added enthusiasm to an inherently exciting first day.
Stay true and keep pounding,
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