Chargers Rumors & News

  • Chargers' Branden Oliver shows he's ready to run after bad Achilles injury

    Los Angeles Times "The slow-motion video of Chargers running back Branden Oliver tearing his Achilles in a preseason game at Minnesota last Aug. 28 is not for the faint of heart. Oliver catches a short pass on the right side and plants his right foot to make a cut. The tendon connecting the heel to the calf snaps..." August 17

  • Chargers’ Denzel Perryman suffers ankle injury, out at least 2 months

    L.A. Daily News "A meaningless, routine play will cost Denzel Perryman a large chunk of his third NFL season. On Sunday, the Chargers’ starting middle linebacker limped to the sideline at StubHub Center, his left ankle betraying him just seven snaps into the preseason. Attempting to defend a quarterback..." August 16

  • Chargers ILB Denzel Perryman To Miss “At Least” 4 Games, Could Require Ankle Surgery

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that Chargers LB Denzel Perryman will miss “at least” four games and could require ankle surgery for an injury he sustained during last week’s preseason opener. Rapoport adds that Perryman is a “strong candidate” to open the year on injured reserve and should be an option..." August 15

  • Chargers offering to pay for fans' team-themed tattoos "The Los Angeles Chargers drew 21,054 fans to their preseason opener at the StubHub Center last weekend, a modest gathering that served as a reminder of the challenges that lie ahead as the Chargers attempt to establish a Southland foothold. The Chargers hope L.A. is a permanent home, so why not..." August 15

  • Chargers LB Denzel Perryman carted off with ankle injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers might be the most unlucky team in the league when it comes to injuries, adding another to the list Sunday. Linebacker Denzel Perryman was carted off the field with five minutes to play in the first quarter. He was injured on the fifth snap of the game for the Chargers..." August 14

  • Chargers LB Denzel Perryman expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman is expected to miss four to six weeks with an ankle injury, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Perryman, who suffered the injury in Sunday's preseason game against the Seahawks, will undergo an MRI on Monday, the source told Schefter. Perryman..." August 14

  • Chargers eyeing October debut for rookie WR Mike Williams "The Chargers are eyeing an October debut for first-round pick wide receiver Mike Williams. The Clemson product, who is recovering from a herniated disc in his back from the spring, has been sprinting on the treadmill and on the practice field. By all accounts, he's making solid progress as the..." August 14

  • LA Galaxy outdraws Chargers at StubHub Center by over 4K fans

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers finally got to play in their temporary venue — the StubHub Center — on Sunday, but fans weren’t exactly flocking to fill the seats. In fact, MLS’s Los Angeles Galaxy outdrew their NFL counterpart by more than 4,000 fans just one night before. Based on the tepid..." August 14

  • Philip Rivers on reported tension with Chargers' Anthony Lynn: 'Fake news'

    ESPN "It began as a reported disagreement between Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn and veteran players Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers over traveling to Canton, Ohio, to witness former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson's Hall of Fame induction speech. After talking with Lynn, Gates chose to attend..." August 13

  • Melvin Gordon's father, freed from prison, will finally see him play NFL game

    Sporting News "For Melvin Gordon III, Sunday's preseason game against the Seahawks will be an emotional affair. For the first time, the Chargers Pro Bowl running back will play an NFL game in front of his father, Melvin Gordon Jr., who was released from prison in December. "It means a lot to have my dad..." August 12

  • Rams, Chargers rivalry quickly gets interesting

    Pro Football Talk "The Fight For L.A. became literal on Wednesday, and the combatants seemed to enjoy it. For most teams, fights during joint practices become real reason for concern. Based on the comments emerging after multiple skirmishes at a Chargers-Rams joint practice, the notion of the two teams vying for..." August 10

  • Branden Oliver listed as No. 2 RB as Chargers release first depth chart

    ESPN "In anticipation for the team’s first preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn released his first, unofficial depth chart on Wednesday. And there were few surprises among the starters listed for Sunday. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams are..." August 10

  • Antonio Gates: Cardale Jones possesses 'special ability' "Tucked away in Los Angeles behind Philip Rivers and Chargers backup passer Kellen Clemens sits Cardale Jones. Nabbed this summer in a trade with the Bills, Jones -- reunited with coach Anthony Lynn -- has impressed at least one longtime Bolts veteran during camp. "The ceiling is unlimited..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Former Chiefs, Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers retires

    USA Today "Brandon Flowers, unable to find a spot on an NFL roster this offseason, announced his retirement from football over an Instagram post Tuesday. The 31-year old cornerback, a Pro Bowler in 2013, was released from the Chargers in March after a three-year stint. He also played six seasons with the..." August 08

  • Philip Rivers on Chargers after scrimmage: A lot of work to do

    ESPN "While the Los Angeles Chargers had some bright moments Saturday during their first joint practice against the Los Angeles Rams at the StubHub Center, quarterback Philip Rivers told reporters his team will have plenty of things to correct after they watch the film. "From a football standpoint..." August 07

  • Chargers can't stop praising 'amazing' StubHub center

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Chargers are going to be playing the next few seasons at StubHub Center, which only seats 30,000 people, while they await their new, permanent home. By NFL standards, it’s tiny. After a joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday — the team’s first experience at StubHub..." August 07

  • Chargers shuffle roster with three moves

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers made some changes to the roster on the offensive side of the ball on Monday. Tight end Asante Cleveland has been waived/injured and the team signed tight end Mike Estes and wide receiver Cameron Posey. Cleveland is the only one of the three players with any regular season..." August 07

  • Chargers enjoy their first visit to StubHub Center

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers were on the field at the StubHub Center for the first time for a Saturday practice with the Rams that gave them a chance to start getting acquainted with the building they’ll call home for the next three seasons. The stadium, which is the home of the MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy, seats..." August 06

  • Chargers release safety Darrell Stuckey

    Pro Football Talk "One key Chargers veteran won’t be playing in L.A., after all. The team released safety Darrell Stuckey on Friday. He was a fourth-round pick in 2010 and a five-time team captain. Stuckey was released with a “failed physical” designation. He has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list..." August 05

  • Chargers sign an offensive lineman after Forrest Lamp injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers’ plans for the offensive line took a blow this week when rookie guard Forrest Lamp tore his ACL. Lamp was ticketed for a starting job on the right side of the line after joining the team as a second-round pick, but he will miss the entire season as a result of the injury and the..." August 04

  • Chargers rookie Forrest Lamp carted off with leg injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers aren’t enjoying much luck with their draft class so far. Already without first-rounder Mike Williams with what could be a serious back problem, they were dealt another blow Wednesday. According to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times, rookie guard Forrest Lamp was carted off the..." August 02

  • Antonio Gates will attend LaDainian Tomlinson’s Hall of Fame ceremony

    Larry Brown Sports "If San Diego Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn originally wanted to block players from attending LaDainian Tomlinson’s Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, he has apparently changed his mind. On Tuesday, veteran tight end Antonio Gates revealed that he will miss a training camp practice to show..." August 02

  • Keenan Allen, other Chargers wideouts outshining DBs — in trash-talk battles

    Los Angeles Times "The rap music that bumps through the speakers surrounding the Chargers’ practice field at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex has been edited for content. The Chargers’ cornerbacks and the receivers have not. The jawing between some of the team’s best trash talkers continued to ramp up Monday..." August 01

  • Anthony Lynn: I haven’t blocked anyone from going to Tomlinson ceremony

    USA Today "Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Monday he was not blocking quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates from attending former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, as a Sporting News report had indicated. "I've talked to..." August 01

  • Melvin Ingram: Joey Bosa and I are best duo in NFL

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers will have one of the better pass-rushing combos in the league this season. Melvin Ingram knows all about it, and he actually thinks he’s part of a duo that’s the best in the NFL. Ingram said Monday that he believes he and Joey Bosa are the “best duo” in the league,..." August 01

  • Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates being blocked from LaDainian Tomlinson's Hall of Fame induction

    Sporting News "Two of LaDainian Tomlinson’s former teammates with the now-Los Angeles Chargers are being blocked from attending the running back’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday. Two sources told Sporting News that new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn is insisting that..." July 31

  • Joey Bosa still dealing with dislocated finger from last season

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is still getting over an injury he suffered a season ago. Kevin Patra of cited a report from the NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan, saying that a dislocated finger injury from 2016 is still lingering with Bosa. “Per Flanagan, Bosa opted not to..." July 31

  • Anthony Lynn: Mike Williams “could be” out all season

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers released a statement on Sunday saying that rookie wide receiver Mike Williams is not expected to practice at all during training camp due to the back injury he suffered on the first day of rookie minicamp this spring. The lack of training camp time and the nature of Williams’..." July 31

  • ‘Starstruck’ Cardale Jones eager to learn from Philip Rivers

    L.A. Daily News "Cardale Jones didn’t cry. The newest Charger has had a whirlwind week, one that involved a cross-country move on the eve of the NFL season. Instead of preparing for a second season in Buffalo, he got on a plane bound for Southern California — ready to digest a new playbook, meet new teammates,..." July 31

  • Chargers place Jason Verrett, Mike Williams on PUP

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers placed cornerback Jason Verrett and first-round pick Mike Williams on the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Saturday. Williams, the seventh overall choice, has a back injury. The Chargers are hopeful Williams can avoid major surgery after he herniated a disc in..." July 30

  • Kobe Bryant visits Chargers on first day of camp in Los Angeles

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Chargers had their first official day in L.A. on Saturday, and were greeted by one of the city’s sports icons. Kobe Bryant greeted the team on their first full day of activities, addressing the group as well after their move from San Diego." July 30

  • Chargers’ first-round rookie Mike Williams expected miss all of training camp

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers announced Sunday that No. 7 overall pick, receiver Mike Williams, is expected to miss all of training camp. Williams was placed on the PUP on Saturday with a back injury that some reported could need surgery. The Clemson product denied those reports, calling them..." July 30

  • Telesco: Bolts were looking to acquire Cardale at draft "The Los Angeles Chargers acquired their backup quarterback of the future on Thursday when they traded for Cardale Jones. But according to general manager Tom Telesco, the organization had been eyeing the former Ohio State quarterback for quite some time. Telesco told ESPN that the Bolts had..." July 29

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Saints to sign veteran offensive lineman Orlando Franklin to one-year deal: source

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are adding another veteran offensive lineman to the competitors at training camp. Orlando Franklin, a second-round pick in 2011, agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Saints on Thursday, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. The 29-year-old..." July 27

  • Philip Rivers is about to have the worst work commute you could ever imagine

    CBS Sports "When the Chargers made the decision to move from San Diego to Los Angeles earlier this year, the team was probably expecting every player to make the move with them. However, that's not going to happen because at least one player has decided not to move: Philip Rivers. The Chargers..." July 27

  • Mike Williams likely to go on PUP list but Chargers hopeful he'll avoid surgery

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers brass are cautiously optimistic first-round draft pick Mike Williams can avoid back surgery, but he likely will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list once the team opens training camp Sunday. "He's been responding well," Chargers general manager Tom..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Cardale Jones reportedly cried tears of joy when he was traded out of Buffalo

    CBS Sports "Fifteen months ago, Rex Ryan was still the Bills' head coach and the team had just used a fourth-round pick on former Ohio State star Cardale Jones, who was the latest in a long line of quarterbacks to hopefully solve the ongoing quarterback problems in Buffalo. On Wednesday, after one..." July 27

  • RGIII workout may have helped Chargers land Cardale Jones

    Pro Football Talk "When word emerged of the Chargers working out quarterback Robert Griffin III, the motivation for it wasn’t clear. When someone with the Chargers leaked to ESPN that Griffin looked good, the motivation for it wasn’t clear. When the Chargers didn’t sign Griffin after such a supposedly good workout,..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Chargers pick up QB Cardale Jones, send conditional pick to Bills

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Chargers have acquired Bills second-year quarterback Cardale Jones in a trade that sends a conditional draft pick back to Buffalo. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter the draft pick is conditional for the seventh round. Jones appeared in only one game as a rookie last season for..." July 27

  • No Deal Between Chargers & QB Robert Griffin III, Despite “Positive” Workout

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent QB Robert Griffin III had a “positive” workout for the Chargers on Tuesday, but there was no move made following the session. A Chargers source tells Josina Anderson that RGIII had a good workout for them: “It was a good workout.We are still..." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Robert Griffin III would offer Chargers a backup QB with mobility

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said training camp will be all about competition, even at the quarterback position. Well, it appears that Lynn stayed true to his word. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that former Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III..." July 25

  • Robert Griffin III Reportedly to Work out for Chargers on Tuesday

    Bleacher Report "Free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III will work out for the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter added that the former Washington and Cleveland Browns quarterback has been working out in Florida with his quarterbacks coach from last season, Pep..." July 24

  • Does bringing back Vincent Jackson make sense for Chargers?

    ESPN "It's about that time. Los Angeles Chargers players are spending their last weekend of free time relaxing. The team is scheduled to report to training camp Saturday and hold its first practice at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in a week's time on Sunday. Chargers staffers are busily preparing..." July 24

  • Chargers rookie Mike Williams denies he has season-ending back injury

    Sporting News "Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams stated Saturday that he will not need season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back. There had been some reports claiming Williams may need to undergo season-ending surgery for the injury he suffered during rookie minicamp, but..." July 23

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