Chargers Rumors & News

  • Matt Slauson brings versatility and experience to the Chargers' offensive line

    Los Angeles Times "Following one of the Chargers’ final minicamp practices of the summer, Matt Slauson found some shade and started to work through all the tape holding his gear in place. His ankles, wrists, fingers — there was more Scotch than skin, and the process looked tedious. But asked about the players who..." June 24

  • Rams, Chargers to hold joint practices

    Pro Football Talk "Los Angeles has two teams now and they will start to get to know each other this summer while waiting for construction on the stadium they plan to share to be completed. The Rams and Chargers announced their training camp schedules on Thursday and they include joint practices at each team’s..." June 22

  • Chargers’ first-round pick Mike Williams might not be ready for training camp

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers surprised many people by selecting Clemson receiver Mike Williams with the No. 7 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Since then, the big-bodied receiver has suffered what is described as mild disc herniation and has been unable to practice during the offseason. When the..." June 18

  • Chargers, Philip Rivers bid bittersweet farewell to San Diego

    ESPN "Wiping sweat off his forehead with a towel, Philip Rivers fittingly was one of the last players to wander off the practice field at Chargers Park. After practice, Rivers competed in a throwing competition with the rest of quarterbacks. And of course, the 13-year veteran who spent his entire..." June 16

  • Two tight ends are better than one for Chargers

    Los Angeles Times "The understudy is ready for a leading role. That was evident last season when Chargers rookie tight end Hunter Henry, a second-round pick out of Arkansas in 2016, caught 36 passes for 478 yards and eight touchdowns and was an effective blocker in the running game. The star is not ready to yield..." June 15

  • Joey Bosa says 3-4 or 4-3 is no big difference

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers moved from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense this offseason, a change that Joey Bosa says really isn’t much of a change at all. Bosa said on PFT Live that new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley runs a defense more like Bosa played in at Ohio State, but he really doesn’t think there’s..." June 14

  • Philip Rivers says he still has years left in NFL, wants to one day be HS coach

    ESPN "Philip Rivers says he believes he has several years left as an NFL quarterback but that when he does retire, he'd like to become a high school football coach for his sons when they are older. The 35-year-old Rivers, who is under contract with the Chargers for three more seasons, told ESPN's..." June 14

  • King Dunlap calls it a career

    Pro Football Talk "When the Chargers signed Russell Okung this offseason, they no longer had need for their starting left tackle from the previous four seasons. King Dunlap was released in March after making 46 starts over four years with the team and he seemed a good bet to land somewhere to compete for another..." June 12

  • Chargers Agree to Four-Year Deal with Melvin Ingram

    Chargers.com "The Los Angeles Chargers placed the franchise tag on Melvin Ingram in February, hoping they’d eventually be able to work out a long-term contract with the speedy edge rusher. On Sunday they announced they’ve done just that, agreeing to terms on a four-year deal with number 54 to keep the speedy..." June 12

  • Philip Rivers thankful and sad for final days at Chargers Park

    ESPN "In an interview on Xtra 1360 Fox Sports Radio, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers talked about practicing for the final time in San Diego at Chargers Park next week. The Chargers will hold the team’s mandatory minicamp from Tuesday through Thursday to close out offseason work...." June 11

  • Denzel Perryman finds his voice in the middle of the Chargers' defense

    Los Angeles Times "In conversation, the “oomph” isn’t really present in Denzel Perryman’s voice. The Chargers middle linebacker, the man tasked with relaying play calls, lining up teammates and breaking huddles, has a smooth alto when talking without a helmet covering his face. ADVERTISING “I’m just trying to..." June 10

  • Chargers optimistic budding chemistry will lead to more wins in L.A.

    ESPN "One of the goals for any new coach is to create a winning culture that unites players under one accord. Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn believes he’s accomplishing that task during offseason work at Chargers Park. Under first-year strength coach John Lott, players were put..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Mike Williams reportedly out for rest of OTAs with disc injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers have decided to play it safely with first-round pick Mike Williams. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers will keep Mike Williams out for the remainder of their offseason program because of his disc injury." June 06

  • Chargers are looking for a new wave of unheralded players to make a difference

    Los Angeles Times "Underneath the San Diego sun for the final two weeks, the Chargers will wrap their summer program with organized team activities followed by minicamp before breaking until July, a break that’ll have them coming to new digs in Costa Mesa for training camp. Philip Rivers’ final passes at Chargers..." June 05

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Chargers wrap up draft class by signing Dan Feeney

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have plenty to do this offseason, as they move up the coast and into new facilities. So it’s good that they have their paperwork taken care of. The team announced they signed third-rounder Dan Feeney to his rookie deal, wrapping up their draft class." June 02

  • Johnny Manziel looks good and is ready for a comeback, according to ex-teammate

    CBS Sports "It has been a very quiet few months for Johnny Manziel, as the former Cleveland Browns quarterback hasn't been heard from in a while. That's a good thing. And it lends a little bit of credence to Chargers wideout Travis Benjamin, who was a teammate of Manziel's in Cleveland, saying on NFL..." June 02

  • Anthony Lynn didn’t know the Chargers would move, four days after his hiring

    The Comeback "Everyone knew that at some point, the Chargers were going to move from San Diego to Los Angeles. The team had been flirting with the idea for awhile, and it got even more real when the Rams made the decision to move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. But as it turns out, new Chargers coach Anthony..." June 01

  • Don't expect to see Melvin Ingram, Le'Veon Bell on field soon

    NFL.com "While all 32 NFL teams have returned to the practice field, some of them are a little short-handed. There are injured players, players staying off the field as they fight for new contracts and star players who received the franchise tag. Chargers pass-rusher Melvin Ingram and Steelers running..." June 01

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Dolphins Not Interested In Orlando Franklin

    Pro Football Rumors "Orlando Franklin is searching for a third team after the Chargers cut him earlier this month. Guard has been a position the Dolphins have struggled to fill over the past few seasons, and after they moved Laremy Tunsil to his natural left tackle spot, they seemingly could be interested in more..." May 30

  • Why Spencer Pulley (not Max Tuerk) is Chargers' starting center -- for now

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Chargers are heading down the backstretch of the team's offseason program. They have two more weeks of scheduled organized team activities and finish with a mandatory minicamp June 13-15 before transitioning to Los Angeles. Head coach Anthony Lynn was recently asked for his..." May 29

  • Philip Rivers happy with left side of his line

    Pro Football Talk "If the Chargers plan to contend in 2017, they need better blocking. They may be on the verge of getting it on the left side of their line. “[Russell Okung] and [Matt] Slauson there together on that left side have been fun to watch in practice,” River’s told the team’s official website. “I think..." May 27

  • Chargers GM Tom Telesco on transition to L.A.: 'You embrace it'

    ESPN "While the Chargers officially changed their name once they decided to relocate to Los Angeles, players and coaches still remain in San Diego for offseason workouts at Chargers Park. Players have faced an awkward transition, answering questions from San Diego media on the odd notion of..." May 27

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Danny Woodhead back with “no restrictions” after torn ACL

    Pro Football Talk "There’s no good time for an NFL player to tear an ACL, but if you’re hoping to be ready to play in time for the next season it is always better for it to happen earlier rather than later in the season. That’s particularly true for a player who is headed for free agency like running back Danny..." May 25

  • Dickerson: Chargers have 'great shot' to outdo Rams

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Unwinding at a San Diego resort Sunday, former Los Angeles Rams great Eric Dickerson recalled his reaction 15 months ago upon learning that NFL owners had just given the San Diego Chargers the choice of joining the Rams in L.A. “I thought that was a joke – the Chargers coming to L.A.,”..." May 25

  • Chargers coach says first-round pick Mike Williams is ‘getting behind’ due to back injury

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers have had absolutely no luck in recent years with a number of players missing time due to both injuries and contract disputes. The troubling trend continued this offseason with first-round pick Mike Williams suffering a back injury on the first day of rookie..." May 24

  • Super Bowl LV relocated to Tampa; L.A. to host SB LVI

    NFL.com "The Super Bowl's long-awaited return to Los Angeles will be delayed, but only for a year. Days after it was revealed the opening of the Rams and Chargers' joint stadium would be delayed by a year, league owners voted unanimously Tuesday to relocate the site of Super Bowl LV in 2021 from L.A. to..." May 23

  • Los Angeles Chargers edge rusher Melvin Ingram is 'still doing his negotiating thing'

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, a belly-rolling, lineman-battling 311-pounder, felt good about his team after its first day of organized team activities last week. He saw Joey Bosa, the league’s reigning rookie of the year, position himself down the line. Denzel Perryman, Jatavis..." May 23

  • Chargers special teams guru George Stewart made Anthony Lynn better as a player, so Lynn hired him as a coach

    Los Angeles Times "George Stewart walked through the terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and saw a stranger with a familiar frame. The broad shoulders, the defined arms, the powerful legs, the tree-trunk neck. Stewart knew this man wasn’t an accountant, wasn’t a chef, wasn’t a salesman. This..." May 22

  • Chargers’ Dontrelle Inman out six weeks

    Pro Football Talk "The injury-plagued Chargers have lost one of their top receivers to an injury. Los Angeles receiver Dontrelle Inman had surgery to repair an injured core muscle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Inman is expected to miss six weeks, which would mean the rest of the offseason work until training..." May 20

  • Inglewood football stadium's opening will be delayed a year because of record rainfall

    Los Angeles Times "The $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally scheduled to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year and is now scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season. Developers, who broke ground on the project in November, blamed the postponement on record..." May 18

  • Former Chargers security guard pleads guilty to performing lewd act in public

    Sportsnaut "It wasn’t necessarily a huge story during the 2016 NFL season, but it sure did make for some interesting conversations in the football world. The then San Diego Chargers were taking on their bitter division rivals this past December in a game that meant much more for the Raiders than the..." May 18

  • Keenan Allen looks fit while catching passes during Chargers drills

    Los Angeles Times "With the Chargers veterans and rookie class taking the field for the first time together Tuesday, coach Anthony Lynn and the team would get to see their first-round pick, Mike Williams, catch passes from quarterback Philip Rivers. That, thanks to some soreness in Williams’ lower back, didn’t..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Chargers WR Keenan Allen Cleared For OTAs

    Pro Football Rumors "Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen has been cleared for organized team activities as he continues to recover from a torn ACL, according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. Allen, who suffered his knee injury during the first game of the 2016 season, is now ahead of schedule, but Los Angeles is still..." May 17

  • Chargers release starting LG Orlando Franklin

    Sportsnaut "Orlando Franklin has started 26 games for the Los Angeles Chargers the past two years, and now he’s a cap casualty after being released by the team. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted, the Chargers drafted two guards this year — Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney. Franklin was originally a second-round..." May 15

  • Chargers drafted Dan Feeney at 71, Patriots wanted him at 72

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers got the man they wanted in the third round of the NFL draft, and not a pick too soon. Dan Feeney, a guard/center from Indiana, went to Los Angeles with the 71st overall pick in the draft. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, the Patriots were set to take Feeney with the 72nd overall..." May 14

  • Rookies Lamp, Feeney might play big role on Chargers’ line

    L.A. Daily News "The night before the first practice of their NFL careers, Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney sat up in the hotel room they share, flipping back and forth through their binders of plays, calling out protections to each other across the room. The two rookie offensive linemen were already ahead of the..." May 14

  • Chargers' Desmond King, Rayshawn Jenkins have something to prove when rookie camp starts Friday

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers coach Anthony Lynn and quarterback Philip Rivers both cracked jokes at defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s expense before the team began the last day of the draft, a drawn-out three-day ordeal. Before Saturday rolled around, the Chargers and their draft board left Bradley and the..." May 12

  • Tre Boston says he’s signing with Chargers

    NFL Trade Rumors "Veteran S Tre Boston indicated via his Twitter contract Friday that he’s signing with the Chargers. Boston recently visited with the Steelers, Bills and Chargers, but it appears as though Los Angeles proved to be his best option. Boston, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Panthers back..." May 12

  • Chargers Sign Mike Williams

    Pro Football Rumors "Unlike last year, there won’t be a drawn-out contract dispute between the Chargers and their first-round pick. The club has signed wide receiver Mike Williams, the seventh overall selection, tweets ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Williams thrived at Clemson, particularly during a..." May 11

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating

    NFL.com "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Will Mike Williams show for Chargers workouts without a contract?

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in the draft, showed up for the team’s rookie minicamp and then stayed away from all activities until he had a signed deal. The stance resulted in a lengthy holdout as player and team haggled over issues like offsets on guaranteed..." May 08

  • Steelers, Chargers, Bills line up visitis with Tre Boston

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Tre Boston lost his job with the Panthers after the draft came to an end, but he may not remain unemployed too long. Boston’s found interest from several teams since hitting the open market a week ago and he’s making the rounds on visits with potential employers. Boston tweeted that he..." May 07