Chargers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Chargers re-sign RB Branden Oliver

    Pro Football Talk "Of the Chargers’ four running backs to hit the open market this month, the franchise had interest in re-signing two of them. One, Danny Woodhead, got away to Baltimore. The other is back. Branden Oliver has returned to the club on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. He joins recent..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Raiders' relocation fee is reportedly far less than what Chargers, Rams paid

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders, if they get their way, will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders. The team has been working on securing financing for a stadium in Las Vegas, and when Bank of America stepped up after billionaire hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson dropped out, the Raiders moved closer to making the..." March 22

  • Chargers to sign Kenjon Barner

    Pro Football Talk "Kenjon Barner is heading to Los Angeles. Barner is signing with the Chargers, Ian Rapoport‏ of NFL Network reports. The speedy Barner was a sixth-round draft pick of the Panthers in 2013 and lasted just a year in Carolina before he was traded to the Eagles, reuniting him with coach Chip..." March 21

  • Keenan Allen expects to be ready for training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen only made a cameo appearance during the 2016 season as he left the team’s opening game of the season before the end of the first half with a torn ACL that brought his season to an end. That left the team without its top receiver for the entire season, but..." March 21

  • Saints agree to 2-year deal with Manti Te'o

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints officially added more competition to the linebacker position. The Saints agreed to terms on a contract with inside linebacker Manti Te'o, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Tuesday morning. Mike Triplett of ESPN reports it is a two-year deal. KHON2 in..." March 21

  • Chargers should draft QB, but not at No. 7

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The NFL draft is about five weeks away and, while it may not mean a hunk of unleavened bread to many of you since the Judases decamped from our table in January without paying the check, it does to some around here. It does to me. Always has, especially from that day in 1983 when I arose at..." March 21

  • Chargers re-sign Tenny Palepoi

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have only signed one external free agent so far this offseason, but they’ve now brought back a pair of their own defensive linemen. The team announced on Monday that Tenny Palepoi has re-signed with the team. Damion Square re-signed with the team earlier this month. Palepoi has..." March 20

  • Manti Te’o close to signing with Saints

    Yardbarker "Former San Diego Chargers and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is reportedly closing in on a deal with the New Orleans Saints. Before the catfishing scandal that rocked Te’o’s world heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, he was considered to be one of the top linebacker prospects in that class...." March 20

  • Steelers, Texans, Chargers together in free agent inactivity

    ESPN "With most of the Top 150 free agents under contract and NFL rosters coming into focus, at least three teams must really, really like the way they draft. Despite a ballooning salary cap, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Texans are the only three teams to sign one..." March 20

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Chargers' Chris Hairston tries to console San Diego fans as team continues transition to L.A.

    Los Angeles Times "As people shuffled by with hot dogs smothered with messy red chili and bright orange cheese sauce, Chris Hairston posed for pictures with fans and signed the shirts of employees. Tuesday morning, Hairston and two Chargers teammates, joined by John Spanos, the team’s president of football..." March 17

  • Chargers GM Tom Telesco on picking QB at No. 7: 'You never say never'

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco did not completely dismiss the possibility of selecting a quarterback with the team’s No. 7 overall selection in this year’s draft. Of course, the Chargers already have a franchise quarterback in Philip Rivers. But with the NC State product..." March 17

  • King Dunlap Off the Hook In Restraining Order Case

    TMZ "NFL lineman King Dunlap will NOT be prosecuted for violating a restraining order involving his baby mama ... and his lawyer says the two sides are working together to co-parent their kids. Dunlap was arrested last month at his home when cops say he violated the terms of a protective order by..." March 16

  • Chargers re-sign Damion Square to two-year deal

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers will be bringing defensive tackle Damion Square with them to Los Angeles. Square became a free agent last week, but won’t be signing with another team. The Chargers announced that they are bringing Square back on a two-year deal. Square was suspended for the first four games of..." March 13

  • Chargers release King Dunlap

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Chargers released left tackle King Dunlap on Monday. Dunlap's release was expected after the Chargers signed Russell Okung to a four-year, $53 million deal on the first day of free agency last week. Okung is slated to start at left tackle, allowing the Chargers to move on from..." March 13

  • Chargers reportedly may have violated NFL rules in negotiations with Russell Okung

    Los Angeles Times "Sometimes the holes on a NFL roster can be difficult to spot, with depth issues showing up late in games, inexperience manifesting in penalties or a simplified playbook, or a key injury here or there completely changing the dynamic of a team. Or, sometimes, there’s just a big, giant 300-plus..." March 10

  • Chargers bring back backup quarterback Kellen Clemens

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a certain job security in being the backup quarterback, in the team’s hopes of you never ever playing. According to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times, the Chargers are bringing back quarterback Kellen Clemens. Clemens has attempted 10 passes in three years with the Chargers, which..." March 09

  • Chargers sign OT Russell Okung

    Fox Sports "Two days after releasing former first-round pick D.J. Fluker, the Los Angeles Chargers have reportedly signed tackle Russell Okung. Josina Anderson first tweeted the news Thursday afternoon. Okung, who played last year with the Denver Broncos after six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, is a..." March 09

  • Chargers Re-Signing S Jahleel Addae To Four-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Chargers have re-signed Chargers S Jahleel Addae to a four-year deal. Addae, 27, wound up signing on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan back in 2013. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his three years in the..." March 08

  • Chargers' Mebane: Millennials aren't used to coaches yelling at them

    ESPN "Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane believes the Los Angeles Chargers can do something they have not accomplished since 2009 -- win an AFC West division title. But the Chargers have a long ways to accomplish that goal. The past three years the Chargers have been the laughing stock of the division,..." March 08

  • Chargers releasing CB Brandon Flowers

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers are busy heading into free agency. One of the moves they are making is letting cornerback Brandon Flowers go, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. This move comes just minutes after reports that both offensive tackle D.J. Fluker and receiver Stevie Johnson are being released..." March 07

  • Chargers releasing D.J. Fluker, Stevie Johnson

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly releasing a couple of veterans ahead of the legal tampering period. Offensive lineman D.J. Fluker and receiver Stevie Johnson are being let go, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Michael Gehlken. Fluker was a first-round pick back in 2013 by the Chargers, who..." March 07

  • Chargers will seek to prevent season tickets from being sold on secondary market

    Los Angeles Times "The Chargers will attempt to prevent some season-ticket holders from profiting on the limited supply of tickets this coming season. In an announcement Thursday that seat selection at the 30,000-seat StubHub Center will begin in the next week, the Chargers say they reserve “the right to enforce..." March 03

  • Keenan Allen 'on track' to return from torn ACL "Hype surrounding the Los Angeles Chargers is already nearing a fever pitch. The combination of an energetic, new head coach and the defensive rookie of the year will do that for a team. But the more we learn about the health of oft-injured star wideout Keenan Allen, the more that hype train..." March 02

  • Bolts Trying To Keep Addae, Woodhead

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers offered contracts to multiple in-house free agents before the combine, including safety Jahleel Addae, Bolts reporter Michael Gehlken tweets. Talks are ongoing between the Chargers and Addae, and the club is also attempting to re-sign running back Danny Woodhead, per Eric D. Williams..." March 02

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • Report: Giants and several teams inquire about Russell Okung

    247 Sports "Russell Okung could be greeted by a much warmer market than most expected after a down year in 2016. The free agent left tackle is already drawing interest from four NFL teams. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, and Los Angeles..." March 01

  • L.T. about to be a Charger again — in L.A.

    San Diego Union-Tribune "LaDainian Tomlinson, arguably the greatest San Diego Charger ever, is almost set to officially become a Los Angeles Charger. The Hall of Fame running back is close to joining the organization in a front office role, sources confirmed. Tomlinson, who has a second home in Los Angeles, will be..." March 01

  • League considering full-time referees, again

    Pro Football Talk "The issue of full-time officials has percolated from time to time over the past five years. Indeed, the 2012 labor deal between the league and the NFL Referees Association gave the NFL the right to hire up to 17 full-time officials. The NFL once again is considering whether to finally follow..." March 01

  • Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to fantasy football involvement. Right-hander Keenan Bartlett, a junior who Baseball America recognized in the preseason as the A-10’s third-best..." February 28

  • Chargers place franchise tag on Melvin Ingram "The Los Angeles Chargers on Monday announced they’ve placed the “non exclusive” franchise tag on outside linebacker Melvin Ingram. He is only the seventh player in team history the Bolts have used the tag on, and the first since Vincent Jackson in 2011. Ingram was set to become an unrestricted..." February 28

  • Chargers to add LaDainian Tomlinson to front office

    Sporting News "Former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who'll be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, apparently is adding another line to his resume: NFL executive. Tomlinson, 37, will be added to the Los Angeles Chargers front office, NBC Los Angeles reported Monday, citing..." February 28

  • Chargers PR head Bill Johnston chooses family over L.A. move

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Bill Johnston needed to be convinced. So, he looked. The Chargers’ director of public relations, who’s been with the organization the past 38 years, scoured skilled-nursing homes in Orange County. He personally visited seven of them, observing each venue’s accommodations and experience level..." February 18

  • Chargers' Lynn: We can help elevate Gordon's game "New Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn played six years in the NFL as a running back and carved out his coaching career by building ground-and-pound attacks. Now taking over his new team, Lynn likes his new sledgehammer, Melvin Gordon. "I've watched some tape on him," Lynn said, via..." February 17

  • King Dunlap arrested on suspicion of violating protective order "Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap was arrested by on suspicion of violating a protective order by Nashville police Thursday, according to records obtained by Dunlap was arrested and issued a $1,000 bond amount, according to records from the Davidson County (Tennessee)..." February 17

  • Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn warns about L.A. market

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Chargers will be conducting a lot of firsts this year. They will be going through their first OTAs in Los Angeles since relocating from San Diego. After that, the Chargers will take part in their first training camp in their new city. And ultimately, they will play their first game..." February 15

  • A Rex Ryan disciple, Chargers' Anthony Lynn rejects players' coach label

    ESPN "In the buildup to the Los Angeles Chargers introducing him as head coach last month, Anthony Lynn was described by some as a players’ coach. And while forming tight bonds is a necessary part of creating a winning culture, Lynn says his Chargers will not be close and cuddly -- standing in a..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Chargers announce season ticket prices for StubHub center

    Pro Football Talk "If you want to see the Chargers play in Los Angeles, you can now buy tickets. But you should move quickly, because the demand may outweigh the supply — even though the tickets have been priced to reflect the relative scarcity of the product. For the 30,000-seat StubHub Center, season-ticket..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Chargers hire Richard Smith, wrap up Anthony Lynn’s first staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have put the finishing touches on new head coach Anthony Lynn’s first staff. The biggest name among the final additions is former Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith, who will be the linebackers coach for Los Angeles’ newest football club. Smith was fired by the Falcons..." February 13

  • Richard Smith interviewed for spot on Chargers staff

    Pro Football Talk "Richard Smith’s run as the Falcons’ defensive coordinator ended shortly after Super Bowl LI drew to a close, but he may not be out of work long. Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that Smith interviewed to be the Chargers’ linebackers coach. It was thought that Robert Saleh would..." February 10