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'Lot of learning' for Chargers rookies on first day of camp

'Lot of learning' for Chargers rookies on first day of camp

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn didn’t exactly heap praise on first-round draft pick Mike Williams after his first on-field work as a member of the team Friday morning.

According to Lynn, Williams “showed up.” According to Lynn, Williams “caught a few balls.” And according to Lynn, “Mike was fine.”

Considering the Chargers signed Williams on Thursday to a contract worth close to $20 million, including almost $12.5 million in a signing bonus, showing up, catching a few and being fine aren’t the kind of returns on investment they’re seeking.

But Lynn and Williams know that impressing anyone Friday was always going to be a challenge. The...

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