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Chargers to Restructure Athletic Training and Weight Room Staff

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Chargers to Restructure Athletic Training and Weight Room Staff

Article reposted from The San Diego Tribune
Author: Michael Gehlken

James Collins is one of the most established names in his industry, having been elected last year to president of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society. He also oversaw a Chargers department that PFATS named the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year in 2009.

But following a season overwrought by injury, changes were expected this offseason.

His position will be affected.

A source said Friday that, while currently inaccurate to characterize Collins as having been outright dismissed, a restructuring in the athletic training room is certain to affect his role with the club. Collins, a longtime fixture in San Diego, was notified to that effect Friday morning. He first joined the franchise as an intern in 1986 and has been with it consecutively since 1999.