Rivers unlikely to challenge Brees

In his first training camp, backup quarterback Philip Rivers is suffering some serious growing pains.

Updated: August 12, 2005, 12:02 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com
SAN DIEGO -- Here are five observations on the San Diego Chargers, based on their Aug. 8 practice:

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In his first training camp, backup quarterback Philip Rivers is having some growing pains. Though Rivers is known for his accuracy, he is having good days and bad days in camp. He is throwing too many wobbly passes, and often missing his target.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer

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