Chargers receivers coach: This is a big year for Mike Williams

Mike Williams has called his rookie season a bad year. No one will argue with that.
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The Chargers receiver dealt with a nagging back injury all year, finishing with only 11 catches in 10 games.

This is a big year for Mike, receivers coach Phil McGeoghan said, via Ricky Henne of the team website. Obviously, everyone evaluated him at the combine when he was coming out. He was an unbelievable talent. I tell all the young guys that the biggest year in their whole career is between their first and second year. That first year, you’re just a rookie. You’re just trying to figure out where your locker is, what the day is like and how to take care of your body. As you become a second-year player, you Jay Beagle Authentic Jersey start to get into a routine. You develop your habits.

He is a big-bodied guy with a huge catch radius, McGeoghan said. Very strong hands. Some of the biggest hands I’ve ever had as a position coach. Just a really dynamic red zone threat. He’s tough, too. He has an edge to him. He’s very strong. He’s working really hard, and I’m excited about this guy.

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The Giants returning quickly to contention is hardly a no-brainer. After going 3-13 last year, much will need to go the team’s way, especially with the Eagles and Giants in the same division.

The first big free agent re-signing with his own team is just the beginning of the frenzy that’s to come around the NHL.

Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eight-year deal with the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals. His agent and the representatives for other pending unrestricted free agents were able to start talking to any interested teams on Sunday at the beginning of the negotiating window that precedes the opening of the market July 1.