Chargers Rumors & News

  • Chargers' inability to get the football to tight end Hunter Henry is a losing proposition

    Los Angeles Times "The Chargers did not attempt a trick play in their first nine games. That doesn’t mean they’re incapable of an occasional sleight-of-hand. Their struggling offense, in fact, has found ways to make a 6-foot-5, 253-pound tight end disappear. Hunter Henry, the second-year pro out of Arkansas and..." November 18

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers cleared to play Sunday against the Bills

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will play on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills after clearing the NFL’s concussion protocol program Friday afternoon. Rivers, who has started 194 consecutive regular-season and playoff games dating back to 2006, the fourth-longest streak for quarterbacks in NFL..." November 17

  • Chargers face criticism after cropping out soldier from photo

    Sporting News "The Chargers are facing some backlash after editing a photo from 2014 of Army soldiers holding a San Diego Chargers' flag. The team tweeted out the photo during the league's "Salute to Service" week, but first they cropped out the bottom of the flag that read "San Diego," which also cropped..." November 17

  • Chargers' Rivers questionable for Week 11 due to concussion "Philip Rivers is officially questionable to play against the Buffalo Bills. The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback remains in concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's AFC matchup. Rivers has fully participated in practice the past two days after being limited on Wednesday. The veteran quarterback..." November 17

  • Anthony Lynn thinks Philip Rivers will play this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is in the concussion protocol, but coach Anthony Lynn expects that to change sooner rather than later. Rivers was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice and Lynn said at his press conference that he thinks the quarterback will do more during Thursday’s..." November 16

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Philip Rivers limited at practice today

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Philip Rivers will be limited in practice Wednesday. The team is encouraged with the quarterback’s progress through concussion protocol, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Rivers still must be cleared by an independent neurologist, but the Chargers are optimistic he..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Chargers place Philip Rivers in concussion protocol "Philip Rivers' consecutive starts streak is in jeopardy. The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback was placed into concussion protocol Monday, coach Anthony Lynn told reporters, one day after the Bolts fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars in overtime. It's unclear when Rivers suffered the head..." November 13

  • Chargers’ win streak against Jaguars will be tested by revamped Jacksonville offense

    L.A. Daily News "The Chargers have won six straight games against the Jaguars, a dominant run that has seen them more than double their opponent’s point total. To extend that streak at EverBank Field today (10 a.m., CBS), they’ll have to hold off an offense that’s better than anything Jacksonville has had in..." November 12

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Anthony Lynn calls Jaguars' D biggest challenge of '17 "The up-and-down Chargers have faced two rugged defenses this season in Philadelphia and Denver, but Sunday's opponent is seen in-house as the toughest test yet. The Jacksonville Jaguars. Bolts coach Anthony Lynn summed up their sack-happy opponent as the "biggest challenge of the season" for..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Chargers to sign Jeff Cumberland

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers will re-sign veteran tight end Jeff Cumberland, via Adam Caplan. Cumerland signed with the team as a free agent in April 2016 but tore his Achilles’ tendon in the preseason and missed the entire regular season. He spent the preseason with the Chargers this summer, but the team cut..." November 07

  • Denzel Perryman Expected To Return This Week

    Pro Football Rumors "Denzel Perryman could make his 2017 debut this weekend. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told reporters today that the linebacker is expected to play this Sunday against the Jaguars (via team’s Twitter). Perryman has been on the injured reserve since September as he recovered from ankle surgery,..." November 07

  • Cardinals Sign C Max Tuerk Off Of Chargers’ Practice Squad, Place C Daniel Munyer On IR

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday that they’ve signed C Max Tuerk off of the Chargers’ practice squad and placed C Daniel Munyer on injured reserve. Tuerk, 23, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers back in 2016. He was in the second year of his four-year, $3.57 million contract..." November 06

  • Chargers GM Tom Telesco's draft hits and misses

    ESPN "Hired as the team’s top personnel man in 2013, Tom Telesco has directed the Los Angeles Chargers to a 27-37 record during his tenure as general manager. Since his hire, the Chargers have made the playoffs just one time -- after his first season in 2013. Telesco received a contract extension..." November 05

  • Talented Chargers defense has key issues to tackle

    Los Angeles Times "After three rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn joked that defense coordinator Gus Bradley might need to seek counseling. Three times the Chargers were in prime position to select a player to fit Bradley’s cover-3 defense, and three times the Chargers picked offensive..." November 04

  • Joe Thuney, Hayes Pullard fined for actions in Patriots/Chargers game

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots offensive guard Joe Thuney and Chargers linebacker Hayes Pullard were fined for illegal actions on the same drive in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. The league fined Pullard $9,115 for a 15-yard facemask penalty as he tackled Patriots running back Dion Lewis on a 10-yard run." November 03

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Chargers furious with penalty negating TD

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers came up a touchdown short against the New England Patriots on Sunday and they’ll let you know about it. After the game, a collection of Chargers were not pleased with the Philip Rivers-to-Travis Benjamin 41-yard touchdown connection being called back due to offensive..." October 30

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Chargers running back Gordon will be a handful for defense playing without Brown and Hightower

    Boston Herald "The Los Angeles Chargers have been largely unimpressive on the ground this season, but the Patriots are going to have a hard time ensuring it stays that way. With linebacker Dont’a Hightower (torn pectoral) done for the season and defensive tackle Malcom Brown (ankle) set to miss his first..." October 29

  • Philip Rivers visits New England searching for first win against Tom Brady

    L.A. Daily News "Philip Rivers has beaten the Patriots before. All it took was one of the best games of his career — and the absence of one of the best players in NFL history. The Chargers knocked off New England on a perfect mid-October evening in 2008, winning 30-10 in front of 68,704 at Qualcomm Stadium...." October 29

  • Joey Bosa sacks Tom Brady, makes NFL history

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa continues to treat opposing offensive linemen as his personal turnstile. The second-year player from Ohio State sacked New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the first half of Sunday’s game. In doing so, he made NFL history. Bosa now has..." October 29

  • Chargers run defense must fend off Patriots’ four-back rotation

    L.A. Daily News "The Chargers have not been particularly effective at stopping running backs. That could spell trouble Sunday in New England, where they’ll have to contend with four of them. Tom Brady is the engine that drives the Patriots’ potent offense, a superstar quarterback who even at 40 years old shows..." October 28

  • Nick Novak expected to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers worked out kickers just in case, but it appears they won’t need a backup plan. Nick Novak practiced fully Friday and was not on the team’s status report, meaning the Chargers expect him to play Sunday. Los Angeles worked out Younghoe Koo, Andrew Franks and Jason Myers, via ESPN’s..." October 27

  • Russell Okung: NFL not backing talk on social justice reforms

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers left tackle Russell Okung has heard the talk. Now he’s waiting to see the NFL do something about it. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, Okung said he’s been disappointed to see the league and its owners not follow up on some of the social justice topics during the recent summit with players in..." October 26

  • Bears trade for Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman: report

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears have added a receiver — finally. The team traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Los Angeles Chargers for Dontrelle Inman, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Inman had only two catches for nine yards this season, but is one year removed from his best season. In 2016, he caught..." October 25

  • Chris Christie calls NFL “hypocrisy” on gambling “overwhelming”

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL paves the way for putting a team in Las Vegas, it continues to push back against the ongoing effort to pave the way for sports wagering in all 50 states. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose state’s effort to launch sports wagering sparked the lawsuit that will be resolved by the..." October 25

  • Chargers sign Michael Ola, put Matt Slauson on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers announced on Monday that guard Matt Slauson will miss the rest of the season with a biceps injury and they made a roster move on Tuesday to get a healthy body on the roster. The team has signed offensive lineman Michael Ola to the 53-man roster. He’ll take Slauson’s spot as the..." October 24

  • Melvin Gordon leaves Anthony Lynn wanting on Chargers’ goal-line runs

    Orange County Register "Melvin Gordon ran the ball from the 1-yard line. And then he ran it again. And again. And again. He never got over the goal line, squandering a short field following the Chargers’ fumble recovery at Denver’s 45-yard line. They beat the Broncos anyway, 21-0, but memory of that sequence still..." October 23

  • Chargers OL Matt Slauson Out For Season

    NFL Trade Rumors "Chargers HC Anthony Lynn announced Monday that veteran OL Matt Slauson is out for the season with a torn biceps. You can expect the Chargers to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster. is a former sixth-round pick of the Jets back in 2009. " October 23

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Keenan Allen questionable after fall in practice

    CBS Sports "Allen (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. After being added to the Chargers' injury report as a limited practice participant Thursday, Allen was unable to practice Friday, thus clouding his status for..." October 20

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Chargers Designate LB Denzel Perryman To Return From IR

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Chargers officially designated LB Denzel Perryman as one of their two players to return from injured reserve on Wednesday. This officially opens a three-week window of time for the Chargers to add him to their active roster or he’ll spend the duration of the 2017 season on..." October 19

  • Hunter Henry finally emerging as go-to guy in Chargers' offense

    ESPN "Although it took six weeks, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has found a rhythm as a consistent receiving threat for quarterback Philip Rivers. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Henry’s lack of touches through the first quarter of the season was a point of frustration during the..." October 19

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Jack Del Rio claims team knew Chargers plays during game

    Fanrag Sports "The Oakland Raiders lost at home to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, which would be difficult to digest in its own right. But according to Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, his team knew what the Chargers were running before they even snapped the ball at times, and yet they still were unable to..." October 16

  • Mike Williams expects to make debut Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams expects to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Raiders. The team, though, lists him as questionable on the injury report after he was limited in practice Friday. Coach Anthony Lynn said he would look at film of Friday’s practice before making a..." October 13

  • Despite wildfires, Chargers-Raiders game to go on as scheduled

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers will be played at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as scheduled after concerns emerged regarding the air quality due to wildfires in Northern California. "Sunday's game against the Chargers remains..." October 13

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Mike Williams expects to debut for Chargers on Sunday

    Larry Brown Sports "No. 7 overall pick Mike Williams finally looks set to make his Los Angeles Chargers debut. Williams said Wednesday that he expects to make his NFL debut on Sunday after battling a back injury. “I’m expecting to play,” Williams said, via Jack Wang of the Orange County Register. “I’m gonna..." October 12