really, what is the point on both sides this year. With the revamped collective
--WR Buster Davis, a former first-round pick, was cut. Davis never could
stay on the field with any consistency, troubled to avoid various injuries. That
was his same reputation at LSU, but that didn't deter GM A.J. Smith from
selecting him 30th overall.
-- ILB Kevin Burnett had a career-year for the Chargers in leading them in
tackles. But they decided his asking price was too high; Burnett wanted to stay.
Burnett signed with the Dolphins.
-- ILB Stephen Cooper has been a big part of the run defense, but he wasn't
invited back either. Cooper is starting to show some wear and tear and the team
was reluctant to bring him back with his knee issues.
-- WR Malcom Floyd is still on the market, and the Chargers don't seem
inclined to bring him back. Floyd would like be a No. 1 receiver elsewhere, and
wants to be paid like one.
EXPECTED BATTLE OF THE WEEK: Louis Vasquez vs. Tyronne Greene at starting
right guard. This should be Vasquez's job, and it really is, with him starting
seven games since being drafted in the third round of the 2009 draft. But
Vasquez was nicked up last year and had to be spelled by Greene. Greene - who