Chargers Rumors & News

  • No Deal Between Chargers & QB Robert Griffin III, Despite “Positive” Workout

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent QB Robert Griffin III had a “positive” workout for the Chargers on Tuesday, but there was no move made following the session. A Chargers source tells Josina Anderson that RGIII had a good workout for them: “It was a good workout.We are still..." July 25

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Robert Griffin III would offer Chargers a backup QB with mobility

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said training camp will be all about competition, even at the quarterback position. Well, it appears that Lynn stayed true to his word. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that former Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III..." July 25

  • Robert Griffin III Reportedly to Work out for Chargers on Tuesday

    Bleacher Report "Free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III will work out for the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter added that the former Washington and Cleveland Browns quarterback has been working out in Florida with his quarterbacks coach from last season, Pep..." July 24

  • Does bringing back Vincent Jackson make sense for Chargers?

    ESPN "It's about that time. Los Angeles Chargers players are spending their last weekend of free time relaxing. The team is scheduled to report to training camp Saturday and hold its first practice at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in a week's time on Sunday. Chargers staffers are busily preparing..." July 24

  • Chargers rookie Mike Williams denies he has season-ending back injury

    Sporting News "Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams stated Saturday that he will not need season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back. There had been some reports claiming Williams may need to undergo season-ending surgery for the injury he suffered during rookie minicamp, but..." July 23

  • San Diego always will hold special place in LaDainian Tomlinson’s heart

    Pro Football Talk "LaDainian Tomlinson played nine seasons for the Chargers in San Diego. He now works for the Los Angeles Chargers as a special assistant to owner Dean Spanos. Tomlinson insists he feels no conflict. He said he always will have a special place in his heart for San Diego, while trying to promote..." July 20

  • Rivers: Keenan Allen 'looks just as good as before' ACL tear

    NFL.com "In light of first-round draft pick Mike Williams' potentially lingering back injury, the Los Angeles Chargers could use a positive update on Keenan Allen's quest to recapture No. 1 receiver form after missing 15 games with an ACL tear last season. To that end, franchise quarterback Philip..." July 20

  • Chargers 1st-rounder Mike Williams could need season-ending back surgery

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams, selected No. 7 overall this spring, might not play a single down in 2017. He’s been out with a back injury (mild disc hernation) since OTAs, and now ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Williams might need season-ending back..." July 19

  • Chargers Players Who Want to Pay 12 Months Rent in Advance Are Being Denied Housing in LA Because They Are Black

    Black Sports Online "Imagine being a millionaire with a 800+ credit score and being willing to pay all your rent in advance and still be denied housing. Welcome to being black in America. Chargers Brandon Mebane tells his story. Now 32, one season into a three-year, $13.5 million deal, Mebane was homeward..." July 19

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • StubHub Center adopts new security in time for LA Chargers season

    L.A. Daily News "Grab your see-through tote bag or pick up a pack of clear freezer bags if you’re heading to a Los Angeles Chargers preseason game next month in Carson. The first major security upgrade in 14 years at StubHub Center was just introduced to meet NFL safety standards: Backpacks, and any..." July 17

  • Eli, Ben, Rivers all poised to join the 50,000-yard club

    Pro Football Talk "Only six players in NFL history have passed for 50,000 yards. By the end of the 2017 season, there are likely to be nine members of the 50,000-yard club. And all three new additions come from the same first round in the draft. Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers are all within one..." July 15

  • Gordon: Bolts want to win Super Bowl for Gates, Rivers

    NFL.com "The newly minted Los Angeles Chargers are now less than a month away from their first game in their new digs -- a preseason clash with the Seahawks at StubHub Center -- and running back Melvin Gordon is ready to make a important first impression. When asked by NFL Network's Cole Wright on..." July 15

  • Melvin Ingram Says He's the Best Rapper in Sports

    Complex "When you hear that an athlete also dabbles as a rapper an eye roll usually follows. Because so few of them have ever shown the skills worthy of earning praise or even a legit listen, yet so many futilely think they have bars. “I would think the same thing if I was a real musician and I hit me,”..." July 14

  • Relocation fees to cost Rams, Chargers $645M, Raiders $378M

    ESPN "The 29 NFL teams that are staying put will each receive a gross sum of $55.2 million over a period of up to 11 years from the relocation fees associated with the moves of the Rams, Chargers and Raiders, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The Rams and the Chargers will each pay $645 million..." July 13

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Back home in L.A., Chargers’ Brandon Mebane finds his voice, amid discrimination

    Orange County Register "When the Chargers announced their move to Los Angeles in January, the team’s adopted city didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet down the northbound 405. Los Angeles, still reeling from the Rams’ return, managed only a collective shrug at its new team, the tepid response of an arranged..." July 09

  • Brandon Mebane experiences discrimination in Orange County

    L.A. Daily News "When the Chargers announced their move to Los Angeles in January, the team’s adopted city didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet down the northbound I-405. Los Angeles, still reeling from the Rams’ return, managed only a collective shrug at its new team, the tepid response of an arranged..." July 09

  • Chargers tight ends coach John McNulty believes Hunter Henry has bright future

    Pro Football Talk "While Antonio Gates is set to return for a 15th season with the Chargers this fall, the future of the position in Los Angeles rests with second-year tight end Hunter Henry. Henry had an impressive rookie campaign, catching 36 passes for 478 yards and eight touchdowns with the Chargers last..." July 07

  • Free Agent S Marcus Gilchrist Expected To Be Cleared By Early August

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports free agent S Marcus Gilchrist is “doing well in rehab” from a patellar tendon tear he suffered last December and expected to be cleared by early August. Gilchrist, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2011. After four years San Diego,..." July 07

  • Hall of Famer Deion Sanders on Philip Rivers: ‘Send him to the Denver Broncos’

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Broncos have one of the NFL’s most-talented rosters, but have a big question at quarterback. Philip Rivers has never won or even competed in a Super Bowl. NFL legend Deion Sanders has a solution. Get Rivers to the Broncos. “Give me Philip Rivers, send him to the Denver Broncos,..." July 07

  • Chargers lead NFL in dead cap, owe $21 million to players who aren't on their roster

    CBS Sports "Finally, the Chargers are in first place again. According to Spotrac, the Chargers owe $21,840,169 to players who no longer reside on their roster. That's the highest "dead cap" figure in the NFL, edging out theBaltimore Ravens, who owe just under $19 million in dead cap. So no, being first in..." July 06

  • Chargers rookie Desmond King releases children’s book with his mom

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers selected defensive back Desmond King out of Iowa in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. They may or may not have known at the time that King is a writer. He is also now a newly published children’s book author. King, who stands a mere 5-foot-10, teamed up with his..." July 05

  • Job seekers line up to work LA Chargers games in Carson

    L.A. Daily News "Crowds poured into StubHub Center in Carson on Friday — but not to enjoy a soccer game or concert. They were hoping to snag thousands of jobs working events at the 30,000-seat stadium. Contemporary Services Corp. officials said they hope to immediately hire 5,000 people to manage crowds, work..." July 03

  • Chargers settling into Costa Mesa after months of relocation

    L.A. Daily News "The Chargers are working under a new roof. A months-long relocation is finally coming to a close, with the last group of staffers moving up to the franchise’s new headquarters in Costa Mesa. The Chargers have until the end of July to completely vacate the last of their belongings out of their..." July 01

  • Kenny Wiggins doesn’t intend to hand starting job to Chargers rookie guards

    Pro Football Talk "The Los Angeles Chargers drafted guards with two of their first three draft picks in May. But Kenny Wiggins wants to make it clear that he’s not going to step aside and just hand Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney starting jobs either. Wiggins, who has appeared in 28 games with nine starts for the..." June 30

  • Matt Slauson brings versatility and experience to the Chargers' offensive line

    Los Angeles Times "Following one of the Chargers’ final minicamp practices of the summer, Matt Slauson found some shade and started to work through all the tape holding his gear in place. His ankles, wrists, fingers — there was more Scotch than skin, and the process looked tedious. But asked about the players who..." June 24

  • Rams, Chargers to hold joint practices

    Pro Football Talk "Los Angeles has two teams now and they will start to get to know each other this summer while waiting for construction on the stadium they plan to share to be completed. The Rams and Chargers announced their training camp schedules on Thursday and they include joint practices at each team’s..." June 22

  • Chargers’ first-round pick Mike Williams might not be ready for training camp

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers surprised many people by selecting Clemson receiver Mike Williams with the No. 7 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Since then, the big-bodied receiver has suffered what is described as mild disc herniation and has been unable to practice during the offseason. When the..." June 18

  • Chargers, Philip Rivers bid bittersweet farewell to San Diego

    ESPN "Wiping sweat off his forehead with a towel, Philip Rivers fittingly was one of the last players to wander off the practice field at Chargers Park. After practice, Rivers competed in a throwing competition with the rest of quarterbacks. And of course, the 13-year veteran who spent his entire..." June 16

  • Two tight ends are better than one for Chargers

    Los Angeles Times "The understudy is ready for a leading role. That was evident last season when Chargers rookie tight end Hunter Henry, a second-round pick out of Arkansas in 2016, caught 36 passes for 478 yards and eight touchdowns and was an effective blocker in the running game. The star is not ready to yield..." June 15

  • Joey Bosa says 3-4 or 4-3 is no big difference

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers moved from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense this offseason, a change that Joey Bosa says really isn’t much of a change at all. Bosa said on PFT Live that new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley runs a defense more like Bosa played in at Ohio State, but he really doesn’t think there’s..." June 14

  • Philip Rivers says he still has years left in NFL, wants to one day be HS coach

    ESPN "Philip Rivers says he believes he has several years left as an NFL quarterback but that when he does retire, he'd like to become a high school football coach for his sons when they are older. The 35-year-old Rivers, who is under contract with the Chargers for three more seasons, told ESPN's..." June 14

  • King Dunlap calls it a career

    Pro Football Talk "When the Chargers signed Russell Okung this offseason, they no longer had need for their starting left tackle from the previous four seasons. King Dunlap was released in March after making 46 starts over four years with the team and he seemed a good bet to land somewhere to compete for another..." June 12

  • Chargers Agree to Four-Year Deal with Melvin Ingram

    Chargers.com "The Los Angeles Chargers placed the franchise tag on Melvin Ingram in February, hoping they’d eventually be able to work out a long-term contract with the speedy edge rusher. On Sunday they announced they’ve done just that, agreeing to terms on a four-year deal with number 54 to keep the speedy..." June 12

  • Philip Rivers thankful and sad for final days at Chargers Park

    ESPN "In an interview on Xtra 1360 Fox Sports Radio, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers talked about practicing for the final time in San Diego at Chargers Park next week. The Chargers will hold the team’s mandatory minicamp from Tuesday through Thursday to close out offseason work...." June 11

  • Denzel Perryman finds his voice in the middle of the Chargers' defense

    Los Angeles Times "In conversation, the “oomph” isn’t really present in Denzel Perryman’s voice. The Chargers middle linebacker, the man tasked with relaying play calls, lining up teammates and breaking huddles, has a smooth alto when talking without a helmet covering his face. ADVERTISING “I’m just trying to..." June 10

  • Chargers optimistic budding chemistry will lead to more wins in L.A.

    ESPN "One of the goals for any new coach is to create a winning culture that unites players under one accord. Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn believes he’s accomplishing that task during offseason work at Chargers Park. Under first-year strength coach John Lott, players were put..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Mike Williams reportedly out for rest of OTAs with disc injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers have decided to play it safely with first-round pick Mike Williams. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers will keep Mike Williams out for the remainder of their offseason program because of his disc injury." June 06

  • Chargers are looking for a new wave of unheralded players to make a difference

    Los Angeles Times "Underneath the San Diego sun for the final two weeks, the Chargers will wrap their summer program with organized team activities followed by minicamp before breaking until July, a break that’ll have them coming to new digs in Costa Mesa for training camp. Philip Rivers’ final passes at Chargers..." June 05

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Chargers wrap up draft class by signing Dan Feeney

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have plenty to do this offseason, as they move up the coast and into new facilities. So it’s good that they have their paperwork taken care of. The team announced they signed third-rounder Dan Feeney to his rookie deal, wrapping up their draft class." June 02

  • Johnny Manziel looks good and is ready for a comeback, according to ex-teammate

    CBS Sports "It has been a very quiet few months for Johnny Manziel, as the former Cleveland Browns quarterback hasn't been heard from in a while. That's a good thing. And it lends a little bit of credence to Chargers wideout Travis Benjamin, who was a teammate of Manziel's in Cleveland, saying on NFL..." June 02

  • Anthony Lynn didn’t know the Chargers would move, four days after his hiring

    The Comeback "Everyone knew that at some point, the Chargers were going to move from San Diego to Los Angeles. The team had been flirting with the idea for awhile, and it got even more real when the Rams made the decision to move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. But as it turns out, new Chargers coach Anthony..." June 01

  • Don't expect to see Melvin Ingram, Le'Veon Bell on field soon

    NFL.com "While all 32 NFL teams have returned to the practice field, some of them are a little short-handed. There are injured players, players staying off the field as they fight for new contracts and star players who received the franchise tag. Chargers pass-rusher Melvin Ingram and Steelers running..." June 01

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31