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Chargers expert Michael Lombardo takes the reins at general manager and proposes a controversial move that would shore up San Diego's reputation and long-term stability. Read on to discover why the Bolts ought to be more like the Cincinnati Bengals to avoid becoming the New England Patriots.

On the heels of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the Chargers should release starting inside linebacker Stephen Cooper. This would be a difficult decision, given that Cooper paced the team with 108 tackles last season, but the time for drastic measures has arrived. It would be a different story if this was the first time Cooper got in trouble with steroids... Recommended Stories

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