Ryan Mathews is tired of the pressure he put on himself to be the next LaDainian Tomlinson, so he promises to relax this season and be himself. And if he stays healthy? 'I think I can be a top-five back,' he said.
For the first time in years, Philip Rivers is learning a new offensive system, and the Chargers hope it can do for him what it did for Kurt Warner when he and Ken Whisenhunt -- San Diego's offensive coordinator -- were paired in Arizona.
Left tackle Max Starks, who spent his first nine seasons in Pittsburgh, signed a one-year deal with the San Diego Chargers. Terms were not disclosed. Starks is expected to start and protect quarterback Philip Rivers' blind side.