Derwin James already electrifying Chargers’ defense in minicamp

There has been no easing into his rookie year for Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Derwin James.
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If anything, the Chargers have put the former Florida State safety whom they drafted with the No. 17 pick on an accelerated program. No player has taken more defensive snaps during the last few weeks of voluntary workouts or during this week’s minicamp, as James has worked at safety Tom Waddle Youth Jersey with both the first- and second-team units.

Rivers knew James would be on alert to cover the seam route, but he tried to zip a pass to the back of the zone anyway. James read the play and executed his assignment perfectly, leaping into the air to grab Rivers’ pass before ending up on the bottom of a dog pile Ben Hutton Jersey of defensive teammates. Such plays in practice have become routine for James this spring, teammates said.

He’s been doing what he does best, out here making plays. He hits pretty hard, so I’m excited to see him in pads, receiver Mike Williams said.

It will come 32 years after the U.S. first hosted the 1994 World Cup, an event which kicked off the popularity of the sport in America. It will also be played during the 250th anniversary celebrations of the country, founded in 1776. Mexico will host games for a record third time, after the 1970 and 1986 editions.

The 2026 tournament will be the first to have 48 teams. The current format has 32 teams, split into eight groups of four, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the round-of-16 knockout stage. It will be the same for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

They played toss, coach and quarterback, two survivors of shoulder surgery.

Oh, didn’t you know? Neither did I, until Reich told me Tuesday: He had the same surgical procedure as Luck, albeit at a different point in his career. Reich had his at the end of his 14 years in the NFL, after playing the final two years with a damaged shoulder, one that required surgery – just as Luck played in 2016 with a shoulder requiring surgery – because he wasn’t sure he’d be able to come back from the brutal rehab.