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English Makes First-Team LT Dombrowski Look Silly

According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, 2009 first-round pick, linebacker Larry English, seemed to have had an outstanding day of training camp today putting pressure on Philip Rivers while effortlessly evading left tackle Brandyn Dombrowski. Despite a strong off-season after a somewhat disappointing rookie season, it’s hard to tell whether English was really have an outstanding practice or if he was just taking advantage of the lackluster blocking of Dombroski, who was named to the first-team offense over veteran Tra Thomas at the beginning of training camp. After today though, that may not be the case for long. Although it looks promising for English, who is hoping to prove himself worth the first-round pick, it isn’t looking so hot for Philips and his blideside blocking. Hopefully the Chargers’ offense can make an adjustment, Dombrowski can step up, or someone else can make a good impression and take his place.

As for the rest of what Acee had to say, here a few little sidenotes from today’s activities down in Charger Town.

The Chargers are giving undrafted rookie Nick Richmond a lot of work at left tackle. Given that he is 6-8, 309 and moves pretty well, they have hopes he can develop. He started just one season at TCU and has a lot to learn. It seems a little big for him now when he works with the second team, but he shows flashes of being able to handle himself.

Donald Strickland is setting himself apart as the nickel and almost certainly a backup corner on this team. But it was Nathan Vasher who filled in for Antoine Cason (hamstring). The fourth-and-final CB spot should come down to Vasher, Brandon Hughes or Dante Hughes.

Tyronne Green, drafted in the fourth round as a guard and worked at center this offseason, is also playing right tackle now.

Mike Tolbert (hamstring) sat a second straight practice.

Ogemdi Nwagbuo had a really good morning practice working with the first team at nose tackle. He’s fast.

So there’s your update on today’s training camp happenings and tune in tomorrow for another dose of Chargers’ training camp news. For the entire story from Acee, here’s the link.


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