*A roundup of news and notes about the Los Angeles Chargers. *
Tre Boston's "Contagious" Energy
Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times did a deep dive into Chargers safety Tre Boston. Boston, who signed with the Bolts in May is competing for the starting free safety spot while bringing an added jolt of energy to the team.
The three-year veteran is hard to miss at practice with his hair and penchant for dancing when he's on the sideline. As Head Coach Anthony Lynn said, "That's just kind of his personality, and it's contagious. Tre has a lot of energy. You need a few guys like that."
Boston, a former Carolina Panthers defensive back who is competing with Dwight Lowery for the starting free safety job, is a human espresso shot, a three-year NFL veteran who has a knack for knowing when his team needs a lift.
Take the team's first practice this week. As the Chargers stretched under gloomy skies, Boston sensed some players were having a case of the Mondays. So he started moving and grooving to the music and chirping at his teammates.
"I've always been that loose," Boston, 24, said. "It was overcast, and guys didn't feel like practicing. When I come out, I want to bring the juice, I energize my guys, let them know it's a great day to be alive, a great day to come out and do something you love."
Jack Wang from the OC Register explained how Antonio Gates said LaDainian Tomlinson's HOF speech came from the heart.
ESPN's Eric Williams detailed how Mike Williams is making progress by returning to running.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Benoit listed his 10 Things to Know About the Chargers.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports discussed how the team is trying to stay healthy this season.
MMQB's Peter King spoke with Anthony Lynn on his podcast (42:05).
Training camp continues as the Bolts prep for preseason week one.