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Chargers camp battle: Defensive end

Igor's job is safe

The Battle: The Chargers have their bookend defensive ends in place with Igor Olshansky starting on one side and first-round pick Luis Castillo looking ready to start on the other. That leaves last year's starter, Jacques Cesaire, moving to a reserve role; it allows the once-again healthy Dave Ball to return to his niche as a pass-rush specialist; and it means that Adrian Dingle and DeQuincy Scott, two of the team's most amiable players, will likely be fighting for one roster spot.

The Competitors: Adrian Dingle: At six-foot-three and 296 lbs., Dingle has the size necessary to be a force against the run, something vital in the Chargers' 3-4 scheme. He also has the power and quickness necessary to be effective as a pass rusher. After undergoing knee surgery last offseason, it appears Dingle's knees may be a chronic issue, which means his snap count must be closely...

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