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Chargers training camp: day one

Rivers not in Chargers camp

The Brees isn't the same, the air is a little strange and the Rivers, well, he isn't at San Diego Chargers training camp, along with unsigned mate Igor Olshansky. Nor was Jason Ball and Toniu Fonoti. Ball was expected but Fonoti – he didn't know camp started on Friday, "Fonoti, I guess, had a misunderstanding on when to report," A.J. Smith declared after practice. Then there was the missing Donnie Edwards. At least LaDainian Tomlinson was there and one new player was added to the team.

"We are disappointed they are not here day one but that is ok," A.J. Smith said of the absence of Philip Rivers and Igor Olshansky, the Bolts top two picks. "We are optimistic and it is going well. It could be done tonight. These things take a turn they take a turn quickly." Ed McGuire was on site on Friday and did not appear to have a phone in hand. That does not mean he is not working...

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