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  1. 2017 Off-Season Thread
  • 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

  • Chargers DC Gus Bradley: Defense will convert to 4-3 scheme

    ESPN "Good morning. Ricky Henne of talks with new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in this Q&A. Bradley said his defense will transition from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defensive front and believes cornerstone players like Joey Bosa and Jason Verrett will be a good fit in his scheme. New head..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • $11M Of Philip Rivers’ 2017 Base Salary Became Fully Guaranteed Today

    NFL Trade Rumors "Joel Corry of CBS Sports points out that $11 million of Chargers QB Philip Rivers‘ $14 million base salary for the 2017 season became fully guaranteed on Tuesday. There was some talk a few months ago that the Chargers could consider trading him this offseason. In fact, one rumor surfaced that..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • 49ers eyeing Chargers assistant Robert Saleh as DC

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that new 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan is targeting Robert Saleh for the team’s defensive coordinator position. This is interesting because Saleh is likely to be hired by the Chargers as their linebackers coach. However, it appears as though that may not be a done..." February 05

  • Joey Bosa Named AP Defensive Rookie of the Year "Only 21-years old, Joey Bosa authored a memorable campaign rarely seen before by a first year player. On Saturday, the NFL recognized him for his special season as he was named the 2016 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. Bosa is the third Charger to ever win the award, joining Leslie O’Neal..." February 05

  • Joey Bosa says Philip Rivers is all in for L.A. move

    Pro Football Talk "In the aftermath of the announcement that the Chargers will move from San Diego to Los Angeles, reports/rumors/whatever emerged that quarterback Philip Rivers wasn’t all in. Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa declared otherwise on Thursday. Appearing on behalf of MET-RX at Radio Row in Houston,..." February 03

  • Chargers officially terminate Qualcomm Stadium lease

    Pro Football Talk "The Rubicon from Qualcomm has been crossed, officially. The Chargers have officially canceled their stadium lease in San Diego, triggering the termination on the first day of the 2017 window for doing so. The team wired $12.575 million in order to formalize the end of the relationship between..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Eric Dickerson on the Chargers: ‘They still don’t have a big fan base’

    Sportsnaut "In the 2015 NFL season, the city of Los Angeles had zero NFL teams. In 2017, it will have two. But Los Angeles Rams legend Eric Dickerson isn’t worried about the re-branded Los Angeles Chargers cutting into his team’s fan base. Arash Markazi of ESPN posted a video on Twitter asking Dickerson if..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • San Diego a possibility if Raiders bust in Vegas

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The chances are admittedly slim, but San Diego officials are clearly intrigued by the possibility of becoming an NFL town again sooner rather than later. In the wake of Tuesday’s news that the Raiders’ bid for Las Vegas is in peril, Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke with an NFL official to let the..." February 01

  • Travis Benjamin needed postseason knee scope

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin needed arthroscopic knee surgery after the season, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Tuesday. Benjamin caught 47 passes for 677 yards and four touchdowns last season, his first with the Chargers, but he missed two games and only had nine receptions in the second..." January 31

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • Melvin Gordon sits out Pro Bowl win

    San Diego Union-Tribune "All three Chargers players who attended Sunday’s Pro Bowl walked away healthy. One elected not to chance it. Quarterback Philip Rivers, cornerback Casey Hayward and running back Melvin Gordon represented San Diego for the final time in uniform during the AFC’s 20-13 win over the NFC...." January 30

  • Report: Chargers to hire George Stewart as special teams coordinator

    Fanrag Sports "According to Monday morning report from Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio and Sporting News, the Los Angeles Chargers have found their new special teams coordinator as the new-look franchise continues to rebuild their coaching staff. As a result, the Chargers have reportedly hired Minnesota..." January 30

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Manti Te’o’s Real GF, Not Lennay Kekua, Wishes Him Happy Bday on IG

    Black Sports Online "Manti Te’o has managed to keep himself out of the news cycle since being drafted by the San Diego Chargers but a move to Los Angeles brings another level of media coverage. Manti just turned 26-years-old, which usually wouldn’t be news, but his extremely cute (and extremely real) girlfriend..." January 27

  • Melvin Gordon says San Diego fans will embrace Chargers again

    ESPN "Chargers Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon has an interesting perspective on the team's move from San Diego to Los Angeles. "I don't think we're going to lose everyone in San Diego," Gordon told ESPN Friday. "I really don't think of it like that. I just think of it as we're on a break -- like..." January 27

  • Before joining Chargers, Lynn thought Buffalo 'was best place for me'

    Buffalo News "Anthony Lynn wasn't merely campaigning when he said Buffalo is "where I want to be" after his lone game as interim head coach of the Bills. He genuinely wanted the full-time job. Lynn saw it as the best opportunity for him to take the next step in his career, despite the disastrous 30-10..." January 27

  • Matt Slauson: Some Chargers have “false enthusiasm” about move

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, whether the players or anyone else like it or not. Chargers guard Matt Slauson believes that some of his teammates don’t like it — but that they’re acting like they do. “As players, we are kind of caught between a rock and a hard place, because, of..." January 25

  • Raiders hire ex-Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have announced the hiring of John Pagano as assistant head coach-defense. Pagano has 21 years of NFL coaching experience and spent the last 15 seasons with the Chargers. He was defensive coordinator the last five seasons, and in two of those seasons the Chargers ranked in the top 10..." January 24

  • Philip Rivers ends search for AFC’s final Pro Bowl quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL had a hard time finding a quarterback to join the AFC team at this week’s Pro Bowl, but their search has come to an end. Philip Rivers of the Chargers will take the spot vacated by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this week. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Broncos quarterback..." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • 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