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Desmond King looking like Chargers found a steal in the draft

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Chargers sit Philip Rivers, lose 13-7 to Saints in preseason

CARSON >> The Chargers are lucky to have Philip Rivers, as durable as any player in the NFL. The 35-year-old has yet to miss a regular-season game since becoming the team’s starting quarterback more than a decade ago. He enters his ...

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    COSTA MESA >> A meaningless, routine play will cost Denzel Perryman a large chunk of his third NFL season. On Sunday, the Chargers’ starting middle linebacker limped to the sideline at StubHub Center, his left ankle betraying him just seven snaps into the preseason. Attempting to defend a quarterback scramble, Perryman began hobbling after awkwardly planting his leg to change direction. Less than two hours later, he found himself on crutches, wearing a protective walking...

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    A brief look at the Chargers’ training-camp practice Tuesday at Jack Hammett Sports Complex: Big moment A candidate to replace injured linebacker Denzel Perryman (ankle), third-year pro Nick Dzubnar broke up a pass in the end zone while working with the first-team defense. Dzubnar led the Chargers in special teams tackles as an undrafted rookie, but missed much of last season with a torn ACL. Injury report Perryman underwent...

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    Chargers’ debut loss at StubHub Center has mixed fan turnout

    CARSON >> The bus ride was worth it. Gabriel Gonzalez had arrived in town a day earlier, after a 12 1/2-hour trip from Ciudad Juárez. The 50-year-old had been a Chargers fan for more than three decades — the obsession taking root when, as a teenager, he watched them pull off the thriller later dubbed the “Epic in Miami.” On Sunday afternoon, he saw his team in person for the first time. So what if it was a 48-17 preseason loss to the...

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    CARSON >> Around him, so much was still unfamiliar. Over the years, these debuts blurred together, each preseason the same dance as the one before, but as Philip Rivers peered out from under center at the start of his 14th year as a Chargers quarterback, this scene was jarringly new. Until Sunday, this stadium, with its intimate feel and capacity of just 27,000, had never hosted a professional football game. Towering over the west end zone in front of him, a giant globe...

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    Denzel Perryman leaves Chargers preseason debut with ankle injury

    CARSON >> The Chargers lost their preseason opener. They may have also lost their starting middle linebacker. A 48-17 loss to the Seahawks isn’t an ideal way to open their first year at StubHub Center, but the line between exhibition performances and playoff berths rarely runs a direct course. Much more concerning to the Chargers is the loss of linebacker Denzel Perryman, who limped off the field near the end of Seattle’s first drive. After team staffers...

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    COSTA MESA >> It is fake football played at real prices and quite audaciously so, NFL preseason games, from the fleeced spectator’s view, not worth the electricity required to light the scoreboard. Except, of course, when the exhibitions are gargantuan, history-defining affairs that are as must-see as a three-headed llama, even here in L.A., where, if reality isn’t interesting enough, we just punch up the script to make it better. So today, for the second time...

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