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Amid trade talk, Rivers gets to work with the Chargers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

AP

Despite talk that he could be traded before next week’s draft, Philip Rivers is at work in San Diego.

The Chargers opened their offseason program today, and Rivers was in attendance. Although there’s been speculation that Rivers could be traded to the Titans for the No. 2 overall pick, and that the Chargers could then use that pick on quarterback Marcus Mariota, everyone in San Diego seemed to believe that’s nothing more than talk.

Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego quoted multiple Chargers players as saying Rivers is their leader.

“That’s our quarterback. That’s our quarterback,” left tackle King Dunlap said.

Running back Danny Woodhead told reporters he hasn’t followed the Rivers rumors.

“No offense, I’m not too much into media. I’m sure you guys are great writers and stuff,” Woodhead said.

New arrival Jacoby Jones has already started working out with Rivers and likes what he sees.

“I’ve never seen a quarterback work like he does in the offseason,” Jones said.

If the Chargers are thinking about trading Rivers, they’ve done a good job of concealing that fact from their players. Because everyone in the locker room seems to think Rivers will remain their teammate.