Chargers Rumors & News

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • NFL is reportedly upset with Chargers, wants them to move back to San Diego

    CBS Sports "It looks like fans in San Diego aren't the only ones upset with the Chargers after the team made the decision to move to Los Angeles last week. According to, pretty much everyone in the NFL hates the idea of the Chargers in L.A. One source told ESPN that many of the league's 32 owners..." January 21

  • Gus Bradley hired as Chargers' defensive coordinator

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to terms on a contract with Gus Bradley to be their defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bradley, who was fired as Jacksonville Jaguars coach in December with two games left in his fourth season, was a hot commodity as a defensive..." January 21

  • Alfredo Roberts will coach Chargers running backs

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers will hire Alfredo Roberts as their new running backs coach, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Friday. Roberts previously worked with new Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn in Cleveland, where Lynn coached running backs and Roberts coached the tight ends in 2007-08, and in Jacksonville." January 20

  • Chargers' Jason Verrett Disses Rams 'We're the Better Team, Period.'

    TMZ "The battle for L.A. has begun ... and Chargers Pro Bowl safety Jason Verrett just fired one of the first shots! Verrett was leaving the Chargers media event in L.A. on Wednesday when we asked which team the locals would embrace more ... the L.A. Chargers or the L.A. Rams? "Chargers,"..." January 19

  • Melvin Gordon: Anthony Lynn is 'perfect' for me "Anthony Lynn's hire comes with some question marks about his pedigree as a first-time coach, but more than one player is pumped about the Los Angeles Chargers' new man in charge. "They say he is a running backs guru, so obviously I'm fired up!" beamed Melvin Gordon on Wednesday from the..." January 19

  • Chargers will keep same uniforms in Los Angeles

    San Diego Union-Tribune "So much change for the Chargers has transpired this month, between the New Year’s Day dismissal of Mike McCoy as head coach, the Jan. 12 relocation from San Diego to Los Angeles and the Jan. 13 official hiring of Anthony Lynn as McCoy’s replacement. The team’s uniforms will not follow..." January 19

  • Goodell tells Chargers fans in San Diego 'we're hurting, too'

    Fox Sports "Reality set in for Chargers fans in San Diego on Wednesday, when their former team was formally welcomed to Los Angeles during a news conference and pep rally. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was on hand for the festivities and was asked what he would tell the fans in San Diego who are hurting..." January 19

  • Report: John Pagano learned of Chargers firing on Twitter

    Fanrag Sports "John Pagano resided as one of the longest-tenured assistant coaches in football, at least regarding stays with one organization. But the longtime Chargers staffer reportedly learned he no longer worked for the team in a way atypical of that kind of longevity. The Bolts’ previous defensive..." January 18

  • New coach begins first press conference in most Chargers way possible

    CBS Sports "It didn't take long for Anthony Lynn to make a mistake as the Chargers' new coach. All it took was one press conference for him to slip up. During Lynn's introductory press conference, he began by saying how excited he was to coach the Chargers. The only problem? He briefly forgot that the team..." January 18

  • Report: Chargers retiring laughingstock LA logo for good

    Sportsnaut "The infamous first logo of the Los Angeles Chargers lasted less than a week. According to a report, the team is retiring the much ridiculed and possibly trademark infringing logo. Prior to being retired, this logo had been changed on multiple occasions over the span of just a few days. From..." January 18

  • Anthony Lynn credits Bill Walsh’s commitment to minority coaches

    Pro Football Talk "When Anthony Lynn was introduced as the Los Angeles Chargers’ new head coach today, he remembered one of the most influential coaches he ever knew: Bill Walsh. Walsh was a Hall of Fame coach for the 49ers and worked in the 49ers’ front office in 1996 when he contacted Lynn, a backup running..." January 17

  • Philip Rivers fine with L.A., not pushing for trade "Now that the Chargers are fleeing San Diego, inquiring football minds want to know: Is Philip Rivers onboard with the idea of spending the remainder of his career in Los Angeles? The cagey quarterback mulled retirement after the 2015 season, letting it be known at the time that he wasn't wild..." January 17

  • San Diego moving companies refuse to help Chargers relocate

    NBC San Diego "So the Chargers said they are going to move to Los Angeles. Now they actually have to move to Los Angeles. Anyone who has ever moved before understands what an undertaking this is. You have to pack up the boxes, prepare the furniture, finally address all the junk that’s been accumulating in the..." January 17

  • Chargers exec reveals why the team changed logos three times in 36 hours

    Fox Sports "Shortly after the Chargers announced their move to Los Angeles on Thursday, the team unveiled a “new logo” on Twitter that was universally ridiculed by the online masses. Within hours, multiple reports indicated that the white-on-blue, lightning-based logo was simply a placeholder — a marketing..." January 15

  • Chargers switch new LA logo … again

    Sportsnaut "Third time’s the charm? Apparently that’s the new motto for the Los Angeles Chargers, who failed miserably in their first two attempts at re-branding their logo in light of their move up north from San Diego. The first logo was a terrible look that ripped off the Los Angeles Dodgers’ logo..." January 14

  • John Pagano found out he was fired by Chargers through media

    Sportsnaut "The San Diego Chargers shook up the world of football when they abruptly announced their move to Los Angeles on Thursday. But, something they failed to officially announce in person was the firing of defensive coordinator John Pagano. Pagano was never told he was fired. He unfortunately..." January 14

  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll calls two NFL teams in Los Angeles ‘an enormous experiment’

    Seattle Times "Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a pretty keen insight into the Los Angeles sports scene, having been the coach of the USC Trojans from 2001-09 and retaining ties to the area through his A Better LA organization. And Carroll sounded less than sure that having two NFL teams in the Los..." January 14

  • Despite previous protestations, Philip Rivers will go to L.A. with the Chargers

    CBS Sports "As they announced yesterday, the Chargers are moving from San Diego to Los Angeles. It's a move that's been rumored for quite some time now, and it's finally come to fruition. Previously, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had expressed discomfort with the idea of moving to Los Angeles,..." January 14

  • Stan Kroenke welcomes a competitor to town

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a weird time for the Rams. On one hand, they have finagled 10 (and maybe one of these days 12) more events per year at the $2 billion stadium they’ll built without public money. On the other hand, they have a competitor in their own building. So when Rams owner Stan Kroenke welcomes the..." January 13

  • Philip Rivers: 'I'm a little numb' about Chargers moving "Philip Rivers has mixed emotions about the Chargers move to Los Angeles. "I'm a little bit numb about it all. It hasn't really settled in," the quarterback told KLSD-AM in San Diego on Friday, a day after the Chargers announced they would move to L.A. Rivers, a longtime proponent of the..." January 13

  • Anthony Lynn agrees to 4-year deal as new Chargers HC "An unprecedented day in Chargers history will end with a new head coach. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Chargers have hired former Bills interim coach and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The first-time head coach has..." January 13

  • Chargers Decide to Ditch Their New Logo

    Black Sports Online "Chargers move to LA is getting off to GREAT start. They unveiled a new logo and everyone and their mother made fun of it, so now they are lying and saying that was never intended to be their new logo." January 13

  • Broncos finalizing deal to bring Mike McCoy back as OC

    ABC News - Denver "The Broncos hope a reunion can rev up a disappointing offense. With an interview running deep into Thursday night, the Broncos are finalizing a deal with Mike McCoy to become the team's new offensive coordinator. It could become official as soon as Friday morning. McCoy served as the..." January 13

  • Chargers unveil new logo, Twitter mocks it and offers its own versions

    CBS Sports "The Chargers are headed to Los Angeles because why only have one terrible team in a city that doesn't care about professional football when you can have two terrible teams? There's more! The team also debuted its new logo Thursday because logos always make fans forgot how bad the football is,..." January 12

  • The Chargers L.A. patent is being opposed by this '90s shoe manufacturer

    CBS Sports "Any child of the '90s knows there's only one brand brave enough to venture into the world of light-up athletic shoes. And that brand, L.A. Gear, is trying to stop the Chargers from trademarking their name and logo. The Chargers, who announced Thursday they would move to Los Angeles beginning in..." January 12

  • Will Philip Rivers follow the Chargers to Los Angeles?

    Sportsnaut "Lost in the entire dynamic of the Chargers officially announcing their move to Los Angeles are the players. It’s something we don’t focus on too often. They are human beings. They have families. They have homes they call their own. They have friends and communities they’ve worked to..." January 12

  • Chargers plan to play in 30,000-seat soccer stadium in 2017-2018

    CBS Sports "After 56 years in San Diego, it looks like the Chargers are leaving for Los Angeles. Logistically, there will be a lot to work out, and high up on the to-do list is the matter of where the Chargers will play. The Los Angeles Rams currently call the 90,000-seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home,..." January 12

  • Chargers unveil new logo "Everything is changing for the Chargers. New home, new stadium -- and a brand-new logo. Minutes after team president and CEO Dean Spanos announced that his team was bound two hours north for Los Angeles, the franchise unfurled this: Squint your eyes, Angelenos, and it's bound to remind..." January 12

  • Dean Spanos confirms Chargers are going to L.A.

    Pro Football Talk "Word broke on Wednesday night that the Chargers would be moving their home from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season and the team confirmed it on Thursday. Owner Dean Spanos announced the team’s plans in a letter posted to the team’s website. “After much deliberation, I have made the..." January 12

  • One angry Chargers fan unleashed a dozen eggs on the team’s facility

    Fox Sports "When news came down that the Chargers will announce their departure from San Diego, a lot of people were unhappy. Players reacted on Twitter, and fans did the same, but no one went as far as this angry guy. Dan Wellington is a lifelong Chargers fan, and he was crushed upon hearing the news of..." January 12

  • Anthony Lynn set to interview again with Rams and Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "After failing to shed the interim title in Buffalo, Anthony Lynn is looking west for his next opportunity. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Lynn has scheduled second interviews with the Rams and Chargers this week. Lynn was thought to be the favorite for the Bills job, but that one was..." January 12

  • Chargers players react to ESPN report on L.A. move with emojis, apologies, a 'sorry' and a 'dang'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A report from ESPN Wednesday night that the San Diego Chargers could announce a move to Los Angeles as early as Thursday made San Diegans instantly emotional, and that included some players. Hard hitting safety Jahleel Addae may have been the first player to react on Twitter. And then Denzel..." January 12

  • Chargers may rebrand in L.A.

    Pro Football Talk "Fifty-seven years ago, the Chargers launched in Los Angeles. They’re reportedly returning. (Unless they aren’t.) They’re also reportedly considering rebranding the team. Which would mean shedding one of the iconic names and uniforms and adopting something new. Vincent Bonsignore of the Los..." January 12

  • Chargers plan to announce move from San Diego to LA

    ESPN "Almost one year to the day that the Rams moved to Los Angeles, the Chargers now are planning to do the same. The Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday that they are moving to Los Angeles, ending a 55-year stint with San Diego and returning to their birthplace, league sources..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • NFL to push to keep Chargers in San Diego with concern over second L.A. team

    CBS Sports "Select NFL owners will meet in New York on Wednesday as part of the league's stadium and finance committees and are prepared to make a final pitch to get the Chargers to stay in San Diego, according to numerous league and ownership sources, with the crux of this meeting focused on the Raiders'..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Mike Bercovici re-signs with Chargers

    Fanrag Sports "While not deemed worthy of a spot with the Chargers this season, Mike Bercovici will have another chance to develop in San Diego (or Los Angeles). The former Arizona State passer tweeted on Tuesday he’s re-signed with the Chargers, who will bring him aboard on a reserve/futures deal. Bercovici..." January 10

  • Playoffs may factor into Chargers' HC hire

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers interviewed Sunday their fourth head-coach candidate in as many days, those meetings spanning across three different time zones and consuming hours at a time. They returned to San Diego and interviewed a fifth candidate Monday. On Tuesday, there will come a sixth. This process has..." January 10

  • Time for Chargers to draft eventual replacement for Philip Rivers

    ESPN "Much of the focus this offseason for the San Diego Chargers remains on the team securing a new head coach and figuring out where they will be in 2017. However, the Chargers still have questions they have to work through regarding their roster in the coming months. Some of the top players headed..." January 09

  • Chargers Interview Mike Smith for Head Coaching Job

    NBC San Diego "The Chargers on Thursday announced the first person to interview for the top spot was Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith. Smith was among a short list of defensive-minded candidates rumored to be under consideration by the Bolts. Other likely contenders included Matt..." January 06

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • Chargers to interview Matt Patricia, Dave Toub for head coach vacancy

    ESPN "The San Diego Chargers will officially begin the process of replacing fired head coach Mike McCoy this weekend. San Diego’s front office is set to interview New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia on Saturday, according to the NFL Network, and then will presumably travel to..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04