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Dan Feeney still in Chargers’ offensive line mix

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IRVINE >> Heads turned when receiver Sammy Watkins made a catch on the run during the first play of 11-on-11 practice drills Wednesday. Rams fans noticed and chattered. So did the guy who threw the ball. “I did a little bit,”...

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