Cordarro Law, on most days, could not complain about Canada.

He spent two seasons in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders. The stint increased his appreciation of the game. It also elevated his ability to play it, developing as a pass rusher while catching the attention of the Chargers.

But there were those months when Calgary got cold.

Real cold.

"It got snowy. The ground got icy," Law said. "I fell down like three or four times. That's when it got to the point, 'I've got to get out of here.' That was my breaking point. I was falling on my driveway. I was falling on my sidewalk, the stadium — everywhere. It got bad."

Law and wide receiver Dontrelle Inman have found their footing in San Diego. The two former CFL players participated Friday in the Chargers' rookie minicamp, working to prove their place in the NFL. The minicamp will continue Saturday and wrap up Sunday.

Ninety players are on the Chargers roster.

Before they joined, the scouting department completed extensive research on them all. Law and Inman's presence is a testament to the lengths that process includes.

They first arrived at Chargers Park during December for a tryout, two of three CFL players to participate. (The other went unsigned.) Inman joined the club in January. Law agreed to terms in February.

Upon arriving, both had to readjust to the American game.

In the NFL, a wide receiver usually stands stationary at the moment of the snap. In the CFL, Inman could sprint toward the defense, allowing him a running start. Likewise, as a pass rusher, Law had to be at least one full yard off the line of scrimmage.

Both seem to be acclimating well.

Coach Mike McCoy said they did a "nice job" Friday.

"This is the first day we actually saw them on the field in a practice setting," McCoy said. "The film doesn't lie. You see them playing in the CFL; it's still football. It's a great league up there having played up there in 1999 in Calgary — a lot of good football players. I think it's a great opportunity that we were able to go get those guys.