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Chargers' King Dunlap: Arrested Thursday night
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Dunlap was arrested in Nashville on Thursday night and charged with violating an order of protection, WKRN Nashville reports.

Dunlap's girlfriend allegedly asked him if he wanted to gather some clothes from her residence before he left for San Diego to train this offseason, and after Dunlap arrived to do so, he violated terms of a protective order that meant the two couldn't come in contact. According to a statement released by Dunlap's attorney after his client was bailed out of jail, the incident was a misunderstanding of that order, and a favorable resolution is expected to be reached. A Nashville native, Dunlap is slated to earn $5.75 million during the 2017 season, which is a figure the Chargers are anticipated to try and restructure this offseason, or free from their books by releasing Dunlap altogether, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Expected to take another leap in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

New head coach Anthony Lynn believes Gordon (knee, hip) could rise to another level in his third season, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports. "He did a hell of a job from his rookie year to his sophomore year," Lynn said. "And I told him we can take this to another level. We're going to do some things running-wise that I can think can help him."

It's interesting to note that Lynn did not discuss Gordon's burgeoning receiving skills, instead opting to discuss what he could improve while running the ball. Given Danny Woodhead's impending free agency, it remains to be seen if the Chargers view Gordon as a three-down back or if they'll prefer to utilize him strictly in the ground game. Regardless, it's clear Lynn and the rest of the Chargers' staff took notice of the Wisconsin alum's breakout 2016 campaign. Assuming he recovers from a hip strain and a knee sprain that caused him to miss the final three games of the regular season, Gordon should certainly be considered one of the top fantasy running backs entering the 2017 season.

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Chargers' Travis Benjamin: Recovering from procedure on right knee
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Benjamin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Benjamin took advantage of an opportunity in a bruised and battered Chargers offense in the early stages of the 2016 season, cranking out two 100-yard outings and hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions within his first five games with the team. However, his ability to practice was hindered by a knee injury beginning in Week 7, after which he required two DNPs (Weeks 10 and 17). During that stretch, he didn't surpass four receptions or 75 yards in a given appearance, ending the campaign with 47 catches (on 75 targets) for 677 yards and four touchdowns in 14 contests. Last week's procedure was undertaken in order to clean up a Grade 2 PCL sprain but shouldn't impact his readiness for the offseason program, which will kick off on April 3 in Los Angeles.

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Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Recovering from sprained PCL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon (hip) didn't suit up for the Chargers' final three games due to a PCL sprain in his left knee, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Gordon suffered what was eventually a season-ending knock in Week 14, but the ailments were merely termed a hip strain and knee sprain at the time. With the latter clarified, it's no surprise that he was unable to make a return to the lineup, bringing a breakout campaign to an abbreviated end. Falling just shy of 1,000 yards rushing in 13 games -- 997, to be exact -- Gordon also corralled 41 of 57 passes for 419 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.

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Chargers' Danny Woodhead: Offseason priority of Chargers
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The Chargers hope to re-sign Woodhead (knee) this offseason, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Woodhead played in just two games this season before suffering a torn ACL. Although that severely restricted his output going into unrestricted free agency, the early timing of the injury has Woodhead expected to be fully healthy for offseason workouts. Whether those take place with the Chargers or not remains to be seen, but after workhorse second-year tailback Melvin Gordon (knee/hip) ended this season banged up himself, having Woodhead around would ideally enable Los Angeles to keep both backs relatively fresh in 2017.

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