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The Los Angeles Chargers’ rookies will be taking part in the Rookie Transition Program. The headline of this week’s event will be the players meeting former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman and center Nick Hardwick, via the Chargers’ official website.
The rookie program used to involve all the players heading to Canton, Ohio for one symposium, but now the NFL has delegated the responsibility to each team to create their own curriculum.
The goal is to teach the players about “social responsibility, mental health, character, and many other valuable subject matters.”
Hopefully, Hardwick and Merriman will be able to impart wisdom on what it was like to play in the league and “as well as transitioning away from the game” when that time comes.
The organization wants to make sure these rookies are given the best opportunity to succeed as they are “the first draft class of the Los Angeles Chargers.”
If Los Angeles’ very skilled draft class handles the NFL transition well, then the Chargers will be set up for a very successful future thanks to their diligent work with the rookies.
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