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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Brandon Beane's statement on retirement Sunday of Anquan Boldin: "We respect Anquan's decision to retire from the NFL. We appreciate the time he gave us over the past two weeks. He is one of the best receivers to play this game and wish him and his family all the best moving forward."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner to me on former teammate Anquan Boldin, who told ESPN's Jim Trotter he will retire from the NFL after 14 seasons: "Anquan on the field, was one of the greatest professionals & competitors I ever had the pleasure of playing with! With all the great players I shared a field with, Q is one of top 2 players I would want with the ball in their hands and the game on the line! I am a better player for having played with him. But more importantly, he is one of the greatest people I was able to meet in my time in NFL! He has a heart to be a great husband, father & philanthropist - and is committed to making sure his legacy goes well beyond the fball field!"

ESPN Stats and Information  

Three of the 14 WR with 1,000 career receptions have retired either during or after the 2016 season: Boldin (1,076), Andre Johnson (1,062), Steve Smith Sr. (1,031).

ESPN Stats and Information  

Anquan Boldin still holds the NFL-rookie record for receptions (101 in 2003). He also ranks 9th in NFL history with 1,076 career receptions.

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Saints LB were outstanding in 1st half. smart, aggressive. Might be deepest unit on the team now. Kamara is legit. Where's Brandon Coleman?

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

HALFTIME Saints 10, Chargers 0: Philip Rivers did not play in this one, and the Chargers could have used him. The Chargers were forced to punt four times and mustered just 43 rushing yards in an uninspiring performance for a second straight game. The only saving grace is the Chargers did not turn the ball over.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers' Mike Tomlin: Not winning third downs the issue with the defense Sunday. Not enough pass rush or tight coverage.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Kenjon Barner in the game, so it appears he has cleared concussion protocol. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn had said on Friday Barner would not play.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Tuerk in at center, Dan Feeney at right guard and Brett Boykin at left guard as second OL group rolls in for Chargers.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints LB Manti Te'o with a big 1-2 punch against his former team, the Chargers. First, he stuffed RB Branden Oliver for a 1-yard loss. Then he sacked QB Kellen Clemens to force a punt. Te'o started a bit slow with the Saints this summer after returning from a torn Achilles. But he has gotten better with each passing week and appears set to start at middle linebacker in a 2-down role before leaving the field on passing downs. That's also four sacks for the Saints in five possessions as they lead 10-0.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans Saints LB Manti Te'o gets a sack against his former team. Chargers will punt for a fifth straight time today, trail 10-0.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

According to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, his team made it out of Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos without any serious injuries. TE Vance McDonald left game but returned.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said free safety Jimmie Ward will go through extensive football-centric workout with defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley tomorrow and Tuesday and the hope is he will be able to return on Wednesday. Ward has missed all of training camp and preseason with a hamstring injury and is currently on the physically unable to perform list.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Three sacks in the first four possessions for the Saints' starting defense, which has played great so far through two preseason games. The Chargers have a total of 56 yards and four punts as New Orleans leads 10-0 early in the second quarter. DE Alex Okafor and S Kenny Vaccaro each have a full sack, while DT Sheldon Rankins and LB A.J. Klein split a sack. Klein has been heavily involved as he continues to look like a big addition for the Saints as the new "quarterback" of their defense after signing from the rival Panthers in free agency.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Conner on his big workload Sunday: "I enjoy running the first football...This is what I asked for."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers manage just 31 total yards on offense against leaky Saints' defense and have been outscored 58-17 through five quarters in "Fight for LA"