Weeks ago, #Chargers QB Philip Rivers was unsure about his future in SD. Now, I’m told the team is optimistic about a long-term extension
NFL.com "Give the San Diego Chargers credit for standing their ground when Philip Rivers questioned his future with the organization. After making it clear leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft that Rivers would not be traded, the Chargers are renewing efforts to keep their franchise quarterback in blue and..." May 22
CBSSports.com "The joint stadium project between the Chargers and Raiders in Carson, Calif., continues to gain momentum and there was strong positive buzz about their plan coming out owners meeting in San Francisco this week, according to several high-ranking ownership sources. Meanwhile, concerns linger as to..." May 21
CBSSports.com "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21
Bolts From The Blue "Per Ian Rapoport, the San Diego Chargers have inked former St. Louis Rams right tackle Joe Barksdale to a one-year deal worth a base minimum of $350,000 with up to $1,000,000 in additional incentives. Barksdale has been a solid starter for the previous two seasons in St. Louis. While it is..." May 19
The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers, after drafting an NFL-low five players this year, signed a large number of college free agents. Here, following, is a look at a quarterback who is among the 21 undrafted signees: Who: Cole Stoudt College: Clemson Size: 6-foot-4, 220 pounds Why he's here: The Chargers..." May 19
Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19
Free agent Joe Barksdale is visiting the Chargers today, sources said. Started 29 games past two years in St. Louis, all at right tackle.
Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Adrian Robinson, who played for the Steelers, Chargers, Broncos, and Washington, has died at the age of 25, per multiple reports. No cause of death was given. Undrafted in 2012 out of Temple, Robinson appeared in 12 games for the Steelers in 2012. " May 18
NFL.com "One day after signing a number of undrafted free agents, four Chargers draft picks officially put pen to paper for four year contracts. They include second-round inside linebacker Denzel Perryman, third-round cornerback Craig Mager, fifth-round outside linebacker Kyle Emanuel and sixth-round..." May 13
CBSSports.com "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13
San Diego Union-Tribune "That D.J. Fluker is a Chargers tackle today and not guard may have something to do with the past few months, he believes, spent divided between three training facilities in two states, the result a lighter and leaner lineman than last season. It is the look the Chargers desire. It could..." May 10
CBSSports.com "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07
ESPN.com "As the San Diego Chargers begin Phase II of the team's offseason program, with coaches allowed on the field working with players for the first time, safety Eric Weddle still has not reported to the voluntary workouts. And according to Weddle, that's not changing until there's some movement in..." May 06
ESPN.com "Philip Rivers wants you to believe he has no idea where the trade talk began. He wants you to believe he had no interest in being traded before the NFL draft. He wants you to believe that the speculation about his future was nothing more than media hype, and that his hands and conscience are..." May 05
Bolts From The Blue "Craig Mager from Texas State is a guy that nobody really knew about until recently, when he posted some great numbers at the NFL Combine. Mike Mayock just described him by saying, "He's as raw as raw can be." Most agree that he is nowhere near ready to get on the field, but there is potential..." May 04
Bolts From The Blue "Kyle Emanuel was taken right around where he was projected, but he's a pretty great fit for what the Chargers are looking for. Emanuel is a "high motor" player that makes the effort plays, and he has the skillset to be a talented pass-rusher as well. What he lacks is the size and strength to..." May 04
Bolts From The Blue "Darius Philon was project to go as high as the 4th round, so this is definitely a good value, and he gives the team some much-needed depth on the defensive line for this year and beyond. At 6'1" and a little below 300 lbs, expect Philon to challenge Kendall Reyes and Ricardo Mathews for some..." May 04
Bolts From The Blue "Now that the 7th round of the NFL draft has ended, teams have started signing the prospects that went undrafted. The Chargers, who had no 7th round pick, have likely been in contact with the agents of many of these players since the minute they made their final pick in the middle of the 6th..." May 04
Pro Football Talk "With their first pick of the second day of the draft, the Chargers went for defense, taking Miami (Fla.) inside linebacker Denzel Perryman with the No. 48 pick. At the least, Perryman (5-11, 236) will prove depth behind Manti Te’o and Donald Butler at inside linebacker, and given his draft..." May 02
San Diego Union-Tribune "The selection of Melvin Gordon on Thursday night ended more than a month of speculation about what the Chargers would do in the first round of the NFL draft. Much of that speculation centered around what would happen with quarterback Philip Rivers, as the Chargers showed interest in Oregon’s..." May 02
San Diego Union-Tribune "It was known the Chargers, at some point, would add a running back this draft. They did not wait. San Diego traded up two spots to select Melvin Gordon with the No. 15 overall pick Thursday night. The former Wisconsin running back led the nation with 2,587 rushing yards last year, his..." May 01
#Chargers trade up to draft RB Melvin Gordon. Reports of the death of the RB position have been greatly exaggerated!
PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30
CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29
San Diego Union-Tribune "A Chargers source said last week the team hasn't discussed a Philip Rivers trade "at all" with the Titans. On Tuesday, Titans GM Ruston Webster said the silence remains. Webster, speaking to reporters at a press conference in Nashville, said no trade talks have occurred between the two..." April 29
Mentioned on @AmericasPregame Chargers met with Philip Rivers' agent in person late last week. Team remains intent on extending his deal.
The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28
CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28
As of now, The San Diego Chargers have not had conversations with any team regarding a trade of QB Phillip Rivers.
SI.com "Three days before the 2015 draft, one thing is clear: The drama starts with the second pick. With Tampa Bay very likely to take quarterback Jameis Winston number one, Tennessee is in command with quarterback Marcus Mariota the likely target if anyone wants to come up. Lots can happen, including..." April 27
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers don't keep stats for hugs, but it's a given that Eric Weddle leads the team. Whether it's a teammate after a rib-rattling hit or field-level fans after a Bolts victory, it seems that people can't help but embrace the All-Pro safety. The Chargers' front office, however, has..." April 27
talking to more and more people who believe the Philip Rivers trade rumors have legitimate legs.
ESPN.com "San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he saw flashes that confirmed why San Diego drafted Jeremiah Attaochu in the second round of last year’s draft. But with the rookie edge rusher missing significant time because of a hamstring injury, the Chargers need to see more from the Georgia..." April 25
CBSSports.com "The San Diego Chargers have six picks in the NFL Draft, including No. 17 in the first round April 30 in Chicago. Going into the draft, the Chargers are probably more concerned about another No. 17, long-time star quarterback Philip Rivers, who apparently wants to finish his career elsewhere,..." April 23
Sportsnaut "One of the many quarterback quandaries currently going on in the NFL is the status of San Diego Chargers’ signal caller Philip Rivers. Do the Chargers want to trade Rivers, who is finishing up the last year of his contract? Do they plan to let Rivers finish off his last season under his current..." April 23
CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22
NFL.com "The San Diego Chargers continue to remain staunch in their stance that Philip Rivers will remain their quarterback. "There really is no update," general manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday. "It's the same thing I've said for the last four months, Philip's our quarterback and it's our plan and..." April 22
The Score "Carson City Council approved a stadium dually owned by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to be built in their city in a vote Tuesday night. The stadium will cost $1.7 billion, as first reported by The Los Angeles Times' Tim Logan and Nathan Fenno. A vote took place Tuesday evening..." April 22
SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22
CBSSports.com "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21
NFL.com "Philip Rivers is at the center of the most fascinating storyline of the offseason. But the Chargers quarterback isn't leaving San Diego yet, and its business as usual around the Chargers for now. Rivers was at the start of the offseason training program Monday, NFL Media's Alex Flanagan..." April 21
San Diego Union-Tribune "Eric Weddle spoke immediately after working out Monday afternoon, still sweaty, a protein drink in hand. He was not at Chargers Park. He was at a gym near his home. The Chargers’ free safety, unhappy the team has not engaged in talks about a contract extension, skipped the first voluntary..." April 21
WR Stevie Johnson says he has plans to catch passes Tuesday from Philip Rivers. Rivers here today as fully expected. Business as usual.
Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20
Pro Football Talk "As an undrafted player out of Chadron State, running back Danny Woodhead had to beat long odds to have an NFL career. Woodhead beat those odds, carving out a role with the Patriots after the Jets released him and then moving on to help the Chargers to the playoffs in 2013 in his first season in..." April 19
Pro Football Talk "One month and two days ago, jarring news emerged from San Diego: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said he has no plans to extend his contract before it expires after the current season — and that he has real concerns about moving his family to Los Angeles. Coupled with the team’s decision to..." April 19
Boston Globe "It’s a quiet time on the NFL calendar, with almost two weeks to go until the draft and free agency slowing to a trickle, but there is serious intrigue and consternation in two AFC cities — San Diego and Nashville. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers suddenly is in high demand and could be the..." April 19