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Just in case you spent the past couple days watching hours upon hours of All Star non-action, I'm here to fill you in on what has happened lately in Chargers nation.
Browns beat writer Tony Grossi says the team would prefer to acquire a receiver bigger than Eric Parker as insurance behind Joe Jurevicius.
Sounds like speculation to me. Especially the part where Grossi "believes" and "speculates" rather than "reports." Regardless of whether the Browns need a cornerback more than a wide receiver, they still want a possession wide receiver to take the place of the injured Jurevicius. Eric Parker is the only guy on the market. This is probably just a negotiation attempt to get the Bolts to lower their asking price.
Antonio Cromartie says he hired a new agent, Gary Wichard, because he "wanted to go with a guy who had experience with bigger contracts."
Here are some of the guys that Wichard represents: JP Losman, Brandon Jackson, Dusty Dvoracek, Teddy Lehman, Jeremy Bloom, Stephen Alexander, Tebucky Jones (BEST NAME EVER), Eric Hicks, and Brian Jennings. Oh ya, definitely experienced with representing the big names and their big deals. Good choice Antonio.
The Chargers' decision to draft Antoine Cason 27th overall was aimed at neutralizing Patriots slot receiver Wes Welker, according to SI.com's Don Banks.
I don't know whether to be excited about this story or completely scared out of my mind. Either way, I think that Quentin Jammer is the guy who should be the happiest with this. A-Cro draws Moss and the rookie gets to cover Wes Welker, while the veteran Jammer is lined up across from Jabar stinking Gaffney.
The Chargers are convinced that second-year LB Brandon Siler is "bound for stardom," according to SI.com's Don Banks.
Now this is a story I know that I'm excited about, although the rest of the AFC teams may be completely scared out of their mind.