Chargers Rumors & News

  • Joey Bosa at Chargers workouts Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco held his pre-draft press conference on Monday and most of the time was spent painting the same broad strokes about the team’s plans for later this week that you hear from every team at this point in the year. Telesco did provide one newsworthy item about the..." April 24

  • Chargers plan to exercise Jason Verrett’s 2018 option

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett has earned at least a fifth year with the team. General manager Tom Telesco noted the organization plans to pick up the player's option, per Eric Williams of ESPN. " April 24

  • Philip Rivers has no qualms about Joey Bosa skipping workouts

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has opted not to show up for optional voluntary workouts. If any of his teammates will be applying peer pressure to Bosa, it won’t be his starting quarterback, Philip Rivers. “I know this about Joey,” Rivers told Hardwick & Richards on XTRA 1360 AM in San Diego...." April 21

  • Get ready for chaos when the Rams and Chargers host games at the same time

    Los Angeles Times "If freeway traffic gets bad enough, does it actually move backward? We could find out this NFL season when, in the rarest of scheduling rarities, the Rams and Chargers will play simultaneous home games at the Coliseum and StubHub Center, respectively. That hasn’t happened in the same market..." April 21

  • NFL Draft: Offensive linemen crop appears sparse

    L.A. Daily News "Why did the Rams move decisively on the free-agent market to fill holes at center and tackle? Because NFL teams aren’t likely to find many offensive-line solutions in this year’s draft. “I talked to an offensive line coach who said this is the worst offensive line class he’s seen in 15 years,”..." April 20

  • Nathan Peterman drawing interest from Cardinals, Chargers, Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "Two of them have franchise quarterbacks who’ll eventually need to be replaced. One thought it had a franchise quarterback. All three have kicked the tires on former Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Peterman said he has visited the Cardinals and Chargers, and..." April 20

  • Broncos to open 2017 season on MNF vs. Chargers

    247 Sports "The Denver Broncos will kick off 2017 in primetime. Citing a "league network" source, 9News' Mike Klis reports the Broncos are expected to open the season at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. This will be the seventh consecutive year the Broncos open in the..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Joey Bosa working with trainer instead of attending voluntary workouts

    Fanrag Sports "The narrative that there is an issue between the Chargers management and Defensive Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa will likely continue this spring. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Bosa will work out with his personal trainer in Florida, rather than attending..." April 18

  • Joey Bosa, Tyreek Hill among players most likely to suffer sophomore slump "Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and Joey Bosa set the tone for all rookies in 2016. Elliott was the league's rushing champion with 1,631 yards, while Prescott received Offensive Rookie of the Year honors after posting a 104.9 passer rating. Following a holdout, Bosa racked up double-digit sacks in..." April 17

  • San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee shines at Chargers' local pro day

    ESPN "In a search for depth as their personnel department puts together the final touches on draft preparation, the Los Angeles Chargers hosted several draft hopefuls this week at their local pro day. The Chargers did not release a list of players who attended the event. Draft-eligible players can..." April 16

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • Philip Rivers explains why he likely won't follow Tony Romo into broadcasting booth

    CBS Sports "Philip Rivers would be perfect for TV. He doesn’t curse. He has an amazing wardrobe, which includes bolo ties. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about the game, given he’s been the Chargers’ starting quarterback since 2006. And you can’t deny he has a face for TV. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound..." April 11

  • Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wary of preseason injury risks

    L.A. Daily News "Four months from now, the StubHub Center will officially welcome the Chargers. What that welcome might look like on the field remains unclear. The Chargers open the 2017 preseason in Los Angeles County, hosting the Seahawks and Saints in Carson before visiting the Rams and 49ers, but local fans..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Safety choice poses draft riddle for Chargers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers, during and after their first season without Eric Weddle, a two-time All-Pro who moved on to the Baltimore Ravens last year, expressed no remorse over the swap at free safety. Dwight Lowery, although limited in some areas where the speedier Weddle had stood out in seasons prior to..." April 09

  • Pair of Former Charger Pro Bowlers Convinced Kenjon Barner to Join Bolts "One of the first questions any player is asked after signing a deal in free agency is why he wanted to join his new team. Kenjon Barner doesn’t even know where to begin answering that question. On a personal note, the Los Angeles native is returning home to play in front of friends and..." April 07

  • Melvin Gordon doesn't want rivalry with Todd Gurley "The atmosphere is ripe for a running back rivalry in Los Angeles, but fellow 2015 first-round picks Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon don't seem interested in sizing each other up now that they'll be playing for the same city. "It's what you guys make it," Gordon told "At the end of the..." April 06

  • Is Romo's fade an omen for Philip Rivers?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "For Tony Romo, the NFL bell tolled this week. Will it toll next for thee, Philip Rivers? Romo, a good but not great player whose shine owed something to America’s infatuation with the Dallas Cowboys, announced he will give up quarterbacking and take a job to talk football for CBS. Smart..." April 06

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Chargers Re-Sign RFA LB Korey Toomer

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Chargers officially re-signed restricted free agent LB Korey Toomer on Tuesday. The original-round tender will cost the Chargers around $1.797 million for the 2017 season. Toomer, 28, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He spent his rookie season on the..." April 04

  • Philip Rivers not afraid of Chargers drafting his successor "Philip Rivers knows the day will eventually come that the Los Angeles Chargers draft a quarterback. The Bolts have actually drafted three QBs from the moment Rivers arrived in 2004, but the next could very well be his successor. That question was among a litany number 17 faced as the..." April 03

  • Melvin Ingram not at start of Chargers workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers’ offseason program got underway on Monday, although, like all offseason work outside of a three-day minicamp later in the spring, attendance is voluntary for players under contract to the team. It’s also voluntary for players who have been given the franchise tag and have yet to..." April 03

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Chargers might be looking for quarterback of the future in the NFL draft, but not necessarily in the first round

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers general manager Tom Telesco is prone to setting up a non-answer with a disclaimer. Do you want to ask about his team’s draft strategy? Do you want to try to get inside the draft room and figure where the franchise will go with the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL draft — their first..." April 03

  • Chargers GM Tom Telesco: More fourth-quarter sacks needed

    ESPN "Former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Mike McCoy could never find the magic elixir for his team’s struggles in the fourth quarter. Since the start of the 2015 season, the Chargers have a 7-18 record in games decided by eight points or less. And during the 2016 season the Chargers lost six..." April 02

  • LaDainian Tomlinson to San Diego: I didn’t sell out

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers’ lightning bolt always seemed to mean something to LaDainian Tomlinson. This is part of what endeared him to San Diego. He didn’t just wear it on his uniform for nine years. He had it tattooed on his left calf. He was irate in early 2007 when Patriots players reacted to a..." April 01

  • Chargers' Anthony Lynn says Jabrill Peppers can be a superstar

    ESPN "Most mock drafts have the Los Angeles Chargers selecting Ohio State product Malik Hooker with the team’s No. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft. But head Anthony Lynn gushed over another safety draft that analysts have had a hard time figuring out where he will go in the draft -- Michigan..." April 01

  • Rivers: Von Miller will be known as 1 of the best defenders in NFL history

    Fox Sports "Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller has been one of the best defensive players in the league since he was drafted second overall in 2011. He has 73.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles and a Super Bowl MVP to his name already, and he’s just six seasons into his career. If he continues on this path, he..." April 01

  • New Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn is ready to ground and pound with Melvin Gordon and others

    Los Angeles Times "When your Wikipedia entry uses the words “ground and pound,” you’re either a mixed martial artist, a butcher or Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn. While Lynn has vowed that the Chargers will have a balanced offense — with quarterback Philip Rivers being given opportunities to air it out when the..." March 30

  • Joe Mixon remains on Chargers' draft board after pre-draft visit

    ESPN "In need of depth at running back, the Los Angeles Chargers had Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in for a visit at Chargers Park last week. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he met with Mixon for an hour in an effort to get a better handle of the talented running back who was not invited to..." March 30

  • Chargers hire LaDainian Tomlinson as special assistant to owner

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a pretty good step up from assistant to the traveling secretary, though it’s still hard to tell exactly what LaDainian Tomlinson will be doing. The Chargers announced that the former running back has joined the team as special assistant to the owner. The team release said Tomlinson..." March 30

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • Chargers need to draft a young QB according to head coach Anthony Lynn

    Sportsnaut "In his first offseason as the Los Angeles Chargers’ head coach, Anthony Lynn surely isn’t mincing words. He knows exactly what his quarterback situation looks like and wants to change the dynamic a bit. According to the team’s official website, Lynn and the Chargers are looking to add a young..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • Los Angeles Chargers announce they've already sold out their 2017 season tickets

    CBS Sports "Unlike in San Diego, where the Chargers oftentimes faced TV blackouts over tepid ticket sales and a lack of fan support at 70,000-seat Qualcomm Stadium, that doesn’t appear to be a problem so far in Los Angeles. The Chargers have announced the team has sold all of its season tickets for the 2017..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Chargers steadily selling out (a small) stadium

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers will avoid the sight of empty seats in their first season in Los Angeles. They just won’t set any speed records when doing so. According to an ESPN report, the franchise has sold all but about 600 of its season tickets for 2017. However steady the progress, selling out a..." March 24

  • Chargers working out quarterback DeShone Kizer today

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears aren’t the only ones who want to take a closer look at Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers are working out Kizer today, adding them to a list that already includes the Browns and Jets. While a number of teams with glaring..." March 24

  • Philip Rivers on Chargers drafting a QB: He's going to sit for a while

    ESPN "While the Los Angeles Chargers do their due diligence on this year’s quarterback draft class, franchise quarterback, Philip Rivers has taken notice. The Chargers held a private workout with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes last week and also held a private workout with Tennessee..." March 24

  • USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster would welcome staying home to play for Rams or Chargers

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams added a former USC receiver to the roster when they signed free agent Robert Woods, the Trojans’ all-time receptions leader. Could they add another in next month’s NFL draft? ADVERTISING USC’s JuJu Smith-Schuster, who attended Long Beach Poly High, said Wednesday that he would be..." March 23

  • Patrick Mahomes, Joshua Dobbs had private workouts for Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers know that Philip Rivers will be their starting quarterback in 2017 and he’s under contract for a couple more seasons, but they have started thinking about what comes next at the position. General Manager Tom Telesco didn’t rule out drafting a quarterback early in the draft when..." March 23