Confidence most important for Manti Te’o in transition to NFL

Te’o is expected to start for the Chargers this season alongside Donald Butler and is working to acclimate to the speed of the NFL game. In an interview with Mike Costa and Judson Richards of XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego, Te’o said having confidence in himself and his abilities has been the biggest benefit to feeling comfortable on the field.

Jermichael Finley wants to keep a lower profile

“It’s more knowing your position and knowing where you’re at. I wasn’t doing it wrong [before], but there’s a way to go about it,” Finley said. “This is what you do for a living. Right now, I’m on a pedestal, so everything I say, . . . I just want to do everything the right way, just squash out everything.

Pro Bowl rosters to be determined by draft

In addition, kickoffs will be eliminated from the game as a safety measure, one of several changes to the game. A coin toss will determine which squad gets the game’s opening possession. The ball will be placed at the 25-yard line at the start of the game and after scoring plays. Since there will be no kickoffs, the kick-return specialist Pro Bowl roster spot will be replaced with an additional defensive back spot.