Rivers talking up teammates

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers is one of those interviews you just don’t want to miss.

I’ve never been around Rivers when he wasn’t interesting. He talked to a group of media Tuesday and, as usual, he filled notebooks.

Here are a couple of interesting thoughts Rivers had on a couple of teammates:

On receiver Vincent Brown, who is returning from a broken ankle that kept him out all of last year: “Not that he was moping, but there is life back to him this year.” Rivers expects Brown to be a major part of the offense in 2013.

On safety Eric Weddle: “I may be biased but I think he is one of, if not the best, free safety in the league … he’s been unreal.”