Already halfway through OTAs, there has been plenty to gather from Chargers Park.
For starters, several key veterans were not in attendance for the team's first day of scheduled activities. Ryan Mathews, Antonio Gates, Jeromey Clary and Dwight Freeney were among the absences that stood out.
Head coach Mike McCoy wasn't bothered by the no-shows and told reporters he expected it, per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com: "We know why they are not here. And we’re going to get better with the guys we have here right now. It’s voluntary, and we know why people are not here."
In other news, there have been no major injuries to report from the practice field. Hearing about the unfortunate occurrence with Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee brought back memories of Melvin Ingram's demise in OTAs last year. For the most part, the Bolts have remained healthy, but a handful of players are still recovering from offseason surgeries—one of which could run into training camp.
Here are the latest tidbits and takeaways so far.