San Diego Chargers Notes, Quotes 2009-03-17

--The Chargers are anxious to learn which compensatory picks they will receiver for losing free agents Drayton Florence and Michael Turner as free agents last year.

--The team signed ILB Kevin Burnett, a free agent from the Cowboys. Burnett has four career starts and is productive on special teams. The last two seasons Burnett has played in the 3-4 for Wade Phillips, the Chargers' former defensive coordinator. "It's very, very similar," Burnett said of the Chargers' defense to what Dallas uses. "It's a lot of the same calls. Obviously people do things different from team to team, but it should be a pretty easy transition."

--Some speculate the Chargers are in the running to play the Thanksgiving Day game next season against the Cowboys in their new stadium.

--LT Marcus McNeill is on the mend after a February neck surgery. He said the operation will help him as he moves forward. "They cleaned it up so I wouldn't have any problems down the line," McNeill said. "That's why we had the surgery." McNeill, a two-time Pro Bowler, missed two games with the injury last year.

--If it's March it's time for the offseason workouts to commence. The rookies will report on March 23 with the veterans coming in one week later.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I couldn't imagine putting on another uniform." -- RB LaDainian Tomlinson on the prospects of playing for another team after eight years with the Chargers.

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Added: March 17, 2009