Morning links: Training camp begins

Good morning. The San Diego Chargers open training camp on Thursday morning at Chargers Park. Of course, we will be there. So expect plenty of updates after practice on the blog.

Jordan Beane of Chargers.com provides a preview of the opening of camp in this video, including a conversation with Chargers president Dean Spanos.

In this ESPN Insider piece, Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders ranks the teams with the most under-25 talent. The Chargers check in at No. 15.

Chris Wesseling of NFL.com ranks Dwight Freeney a plus starter on his list of the top edge rushers in the league.

Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego writes that first-round selection cornerback Jason Verrett will make his practice debut Thursday.

Marty Caswell of The Mighty 1090 AM radio talks with Ladarius Green, Johnnie Troutman and Manti Te’o at a community event in San Diego in this video. Also, some bad form by Chargers shooting baskets.

Steve Hartman and Mike Costa of Xtra 1360 AM radio talk with Melvin Ingram about the start of training camp in this audio link.

Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated checks in from the Coaches of Offensive Linemen clinic (C.O.O.L.). Some good perspective on what makes an offensive line coach tick.