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Symposium Extras

Posted by Christopher Smith on June 28, 2010 – 4:24 PM

• Almost all of the 255 NFL rookies attended. Among those absent was Chad Jones, the New York Giants safety involved in a serious car accident last week.

• Asked what would happen if Cam Thomas launched himself into the space bounce with a hive of kids, Ryan Mathews broke a string of monotonous questions with this diddy: “He’ll pop that thing if he goes in there. I’ll probably be in there with him. If he ends up in there, he’ll probably squash a few kids or something like that, but it’s all fun and games.”

Darrell Stuckey wasn’t star-struck, per se, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But Goodell did gain his respect: “As important as (off-field behavior) is to our organization and the branding of the NFL, it’s one of those things to where we have to realize that, yeah, he’s the man. He’s the one that runs the show. And for him to take time out to come out here and let us know how important it is to him means a lot to us.”

As an aside, Stuckey already is one of the more polished interviews on the team.

• Thomas had an interesting take on the collective fate of the rookies: “Somebody’s going to have a Hall of Fame type life. Some people are going to be wealthy. Some people aren’t going to make it past training camp. They’ll probably play one preseason game. That’s just reality.”

• Monday’s media availability was part of the NFL’s Play 60 campaign to promote active lifestyles. There were a few dozen kids from Camp Pendleton that participated in a fun lunchtime play session outside with all of the rookies. The Chargers actively sought kids to engage. Jonathan Crompton played quarterback with a few. Stuckey and Donald Butler also were quick to find some young friends.

We are officially four weeks from the first rookies-only practice at training camp.

Stay true and keep pounding,
Christopher


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Roster Moves

Posted by Christopher Smith on June 21, 2010 – 1:16 PM

As you’ve heard by now, the Chargers released four players Monday.

Teams can carry a maximum of 80 players into training camp. The drafted rookies do not count toward the number until they sign contracts, nor do the restricted free agents that haven’t signed.

Including the rookies (only QB Jonathan Crompton has signed a contract thus far), the roster sits at 81 players after the most recent moves. The rookies do not report to camp for almost five more weeks.

The Chargers list two strong safeties without Kevin Ellison. They are Steve Gregory and draft pick Darrell Stuckey.

Stay true and keep pounding,
Christopher


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