all sincerity, I missed some of you."

-- The Chargers' first camp practice open to the public drew some 3,000
fans. Many started lining up at Chargers Park three hours before the gates were
opened.

-- The Chargers were pleased to get backup quarterback Billy Volek to
return. The sides haggled over guaranteed money, but Volek agreed to a deal
similar to the three-year, $9 million contract that expired following the 2010
season. It's just a year shorter.

"Having Billy back is great," general manager A.J. Smith. "He has been an
integral part of our team, knows our system and has performed well when called
upon. Billy is a true pro, always prepared and ready to step in if necessary."

-- RT Jeromey Clary is often a target of criticism from Chargers fans. But
the front-office thinks otherwise in awarding him a four-year, $20 million
contract.

"I'm so excited to remain a Charger," Clary said. "I love working with
these guys and helping this team win. This contract will only increase my
motivation and make me work harder. I didn't get into this game for the money. I
want to win playoff games and hopefully a Super Bowl. I'm happy I get to pursue
those goals with this team."

-- What does veteran inside linebacker Takeo Spikes bring to the team?