San Diego Union-Tribune "On the day he traded up seven spots to draft Manti Te’o, Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco perked up not only while discussing Te’o but the anticipated pairing with Donald Butler. Telesco described Te’o, selected 38th, as a “first-round player” who “fits what John Pagano wants to run” with..." November 16
CBSSports.com "It sounds like we just might see one of the most-hyped rookies of the offseason finally make his NFL debut Sunday. That's because Chargers linebacker Manti T'eo was listed as probable on the team's injury report Friday meaning there's a 75 percent chance T'eo -- who's been afflicted with a foot..." September 27
San Diego Union-Tribune "Manti Te'o missed the first start of his NFL career Monday night. He soon could miss his second. The Chargers inside linebacker did not practice Wednesday as has been the case for more than a month. On Aug. 8 he suffered a foot injury that coach Mike McCoy called a "sprain" and Bront Bird..." September 12
CBSSports.com "When Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te'o sprained his foot about a month ago it was thought the injury would keep him out for only a week or so. At least that's what the team said at the time. Instead Te'o hasn't been practicing and on Saturday the Chargers announced that Te'o would miss..." September 07
Bolts Beat "There are a few more players coming back to the practice field. A little more reinforcements for the start of the season. Corey Liuget and Eddie Royal have found their way back to the practice field after being out for a good amount of time. Corey Liuget is one of the best players that we have..." September 02
Chargers HC Mike McCoy said rookie LB Manti Te’o has a foot sprain and will be out this week.
USA Today "Manti Te’o is quickly becoming a fan favorite in San Diego and for all the speculation that Te’o would be teased by his teammates over the Lennay Kekua hoax he seems well on his way to becoming a locker room leader as well. Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego tells a heartwarming story of how Te’o..." July 28
CBSSports.com "For all the derision and snark directed at former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o when he was drafted in the second round by the Chargers, here's something interesting: people are most definitely buying his No. 50 jersey. As ESPN reports, the Te'o jersey is the top seller among all NFL rookies..." July 20
Toronto Star "The Manti Te’o story is changing, and that’s a good thing. A very good thing. The questions about the hoax and its aftermath are diminishing. With mini-camps wrapping up and training camp closer than you think, the narrative is shifting to a better place: the football field. Te’o, the San..." June 16
Not many players come out of college immediately NFL-ready. Past 9 years w Chargers, only recall Merriman & Reyes. Add to them: Manti Te'o.
Pro Football Talk "While it’s unclear whether it’s happening at the behest of the team or the player, Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o has escaped, to date, the reach of the media assembled at the team’s offseason workouts. Yes, the guy who sat with Jeremy Schaap and Katie Couric in the immediate aftermath..." May 19