Morning links: Freeney a possible cut?

Good morning. Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com put together a list of six veterans who could be possible roster cuts once training camp begins this week.

And pass-rush specialist Dwight Freeney of the San Diego Chargers was a surprise addition to this list.

Rosenthal: “Freeney was quietly effective last year in San Diego. But he took a pay cut just to remain on the team and he’s 34 years old coming off a torn quadriceps muscle. That’s an injury that often shortens careers, even for younger players.”

I’d be surprised if a healthy Freeney is not on San Diego’s 53-man roster to open the regular season. The reason the Chargers adjusted Freeney’s salary is they wanted him around in 2014. Freeney is the only proven pass rusher on the roster. He still has some gas left in the tank and will serve as a mentor for younger players in his position group.

Ricky Henne of Chargers.com previews San Diego’s defensive line in anticipation of the opening of training camp this week.

Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego profiles first-round selection cornerback Jason Verrett.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland placed Keenan Allen on the fringe of his top 50 players in the NFL list.

ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton says to expect offenses to use no huddle to run more plays this season.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated ranks the Chargers No. 12 in his first Fine Fifteen of the 2014 campaign.

Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth writes that shotgun snaps were used on 58 percent of all offensive plays last season.