Chargers face injuries, depth concerns on defensive line

San Diego Chargers nose tackle Sean Lissemore (98) watches from the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Injuries hit Chargers at Bosa’s spot – San Diego Union-Tribune
Absent from practice on Monday was defensive end Sean Lissemore, who went on injured reserve Monday with a shoulder injury. Another defensive end, Tenny Palepoi, is making progress from a leg injury that sidelined him Aug. 6.

So, counting also the absence of Joey Bosa, who is unsigned, the Chargers looked thin at defensive end.

NFL says James Harrison, Clay Matthews will be suspended if interviews not conducted – USA Today
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal will be suspended beginning Aug. 26 if they haven’t cooperated, NFL senior vice president of labor policy and league affairs Adolpho Birch told the NFL Players Association in a letter Monday that was first obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

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VIDEO: Brandon Mebane On Fixing Mistakes, What Bosa Is Missing & Learning From Jamal Williams
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Young Padres bats going through offensive lull –
It took the Padres 22 outs to get their first hit on Sunday against the Mets. On Monday, it was only one out and six pitches before they had a one-run lead. Alexei Ramirez blasted the third offering he saw well over the left-field fence, an offensive tease for a club that couldn’t muster much else in an 8-2 loss to Tampa Bay.

Padres Trade For SS Luis Sardinas From The Mariners
Luis Sardinas is a very interesting prospect. Once labeled as the best Shortstop you’ve never heard of, the young man out of Venezuela was considered to be a prospect with a career trajectory similar to Trevor Story and Carlos Correa

Sports Illustrated brings the stars of the Rio Olympics together for exclusive cover shoot – Sports Illustrated
This is the 11th Sports Illustrated cover for Michael Phelps and not the first he has shared with Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky


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