Chargers Rumors & News

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Chargers' stadium proposal needs two-thirds, not simple majority, for approval

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The state Supreme Court late Wednesday temporarily blocked a March lower court ruling that said tax increases like the Chargers stadium initiative need approval from a simple majority instead of two-thirds of voters. The decision to review the appellate court ruling, which could lead to..." June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • The Chargers need to quit being dumb and sign Joey Bosa

    SB Nation "The Chargers should quit being dumb and sign Joey Bosa. San Diego's first-round pick still doesn't have a contract, despite the fact that rookie contracts are painfully easy to do now. Why? Because the Chargers are being cheap over the offset language. Offsets in a contract allow the team to..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt focused on revamping run game

    ESPN "I asked San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy what advice he gave players before they took off for exotic locales like Hawaii and Jamaica for vacation, and here’s what he had to say: “Really, the veterans know what it takes,” McCoy said. “They know what it takes to come back in shape. You’ve..." June 20

  • Chris Watt recovering from knee surgery

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chris Watt appeared in 47 straight games, 34 of which he started, at Notre Dame. He saw the field in 50 games total, twice sidelined as a senior to a pair of relatively minor knee injuries. He was a rock at left guard, someone familiar with the trenches and not the tub, a darn near unbreakable..." June 17

  • Woodhead suffers apparent leg injury at Chargers minicamp

    The Score "San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead was forced to leave Wednesday's minicamp session with an apparent leg injury. The team training staff attended to Woodhead as he was down on the field and surrounded by teammates. He appeared to be favoring his left ankle, but was able to get off..." June 15

  • Joey Bosa skips minicamp over contract

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Joey Bosa handled his business at Chargers Park for the past month, attending nearly every team function and improving over the course of organized team activities. But his spring has come to a sudden, apparent end. It's business. The Chargers began their three-day minicamp Tuesday..." June 14

  • Manti Te’o trying to fill leader role vacated by Eric Weddle

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers defense has undergone some changes since the end of last season, including the departure of safety Eric Weddle after nine seasons with the team. Weddle’s departure opens a hole in the secondary and it opens a hole in the team’s leadership as Weddle had been an experienced and..." June 13

  • Earl Faison, Former Chargers DE, Dies at Age 77

    Bleacher Report "The San Diego Chargers announced on Monday that former defensive end Earl Faison died at the age of 77. Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos released the following statement: On behalf of the Spanos family and the entire Chargers organization, we’d like to express our deepest sympathies to the..." June 13

  • Melvin Ingram purchases $22,000 diamond 'grill'

    Bolts From The Blue "The San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram has, according to TMZ, purchased a $22,000 'grill' made with white gold and filled with 700 diamonds. TMZ wrote of the story San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram just dropped $22,000 on a RIDICULOUS custom grill ... complete with..." June 12

  • Joey Bosa “didn’t win one rep” at first NFL practice

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The first NFL practices for Joey Bosa resembled Steph Curry on a pick-up basketball court or Taylor Swift in a county-fair karaoke contest. So dominant was the first-round pick that, amid the laughter and shoulder bumps between onlookers, it was easy to forget the 20-year-old was the youngest man..." June 12

  • Keenan Allen gets $20 million fully guaranteed at signing

    Pro Football Talk "The real numbers are finally emerging on the Keenan Allen extension. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the fourth-year Chargers wideout receives $20 million fully guaranteed at signing. He also gets a $9.5 million signing bonus." June 11

  • Chargers, Keenan Allen strike 4-year extension

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Keenan Allen played three seasons under a rookie contract that did not reflect his abilities. His new contract will. The Chargers wide receiver agreed in principle Friday to a four-year extension worth more than $11 million per season, sources said. The deal ensures that both he and..." June 11

  • 110,786 Signatures Filed to Qualify Chargers Citizens' Initiative for Ballot

    Chargers.com "Friday morning the Committee for Sports, Entertainment and Tourism delivered 83 boxes containing 110,786 signatures to be filed with San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland. “On behalf of the entire San Diego Chargers organization, we want to thank every registered San Diego City voter who..." June 10

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • Roger Goodell to meet with Chargers on stadium issue

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he plans to meet with representatives of the San Diego Chargers in a few weeks to discuss the team’s proposal to build a stadium in downtown San Diego. Goodell talked with reporters this week during an appearance at former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim..." June 07

  • Keenan Allen, Chargers Discussing Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers are exploring a long-term deal with wide receiver Keenan Allen, sources tell Connor Orr of NFL.com. Allen and the club are interested in working out an accord with a length of four or five years, according to Orr. Extension talks between San Diego and Allen have been rumored for..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • 8 Teams That Could Sign Arian Foster

    Pro Football Rumors "The concern with Arian Foster has always been health. Foster, who will turn 30 in August, racked up 6,472 rushing yards during his seven years as a Texan, and earned three consecutive Pro Bowl nods from 2010 to 2012, averaging about 1,900 all purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in those seasons. But..." June 04

  • Chargers Sign Second-Round Pick Hunter Henry

    Pro Football Rumors "The latest heir apparent to Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry signed his four-year rookie deal with the Chargers, the team announced on its website. He’s the sixth member of the Chargers’ eight-man draft class to agree to terms. Joey Bosa and third-round center Max Tuerk are the only holdouts. A..." June 02

  • Time for Melvin Ingram to put money where talent is

    San Diego Union-Tribune "There are a lot of good athletes in the NFL. These men were born more talented, stronger and quicker than you and me and virtually everyone we know or have ever known. Melvin Ingram is one of those men. He even bull rushes with the grace of a ballet dancer, powerful but smooth, that..." June 01

  • Chargers' Chris Swain graduates from Navy

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The few days for which Chris Swain was at Chargers Park this month saw him attend meetings, study film, be coached on technique, run 7-on-7 and team drills and sweat through a strength and conditioning program with fellow running backs. Then, Swain left. He had to go back to work. The..." May 27

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • NFL Hall of Famer pleads guilty in Kansas City to tax fraud

    Kansas City Star "Ronald Jack Mix, a lawyer and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Kansas City to tax fraud in a case involving worker’s compensation claims he filed for former athletes. Mix, 78, a California resident who practices law in the San Diego area,..." May 23

  • New Orleans Saints to sign WR Vincent Brown

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are signing wide receiver Vincent Brown following a tryout last week, a league source told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. The Saints were officially at 89 players prior to signing Brown, but that number doesn't include the contracts of several recently signed players,..." May 23

  • Chargers' Mettenberger happy to be reunited with Whisenhunt

    The Score "Most players take it pretty hard when their team places them on waivers. Zach Mettenberger doesn't stray from that mold, but now that he's with his new team, he's pleased not to be with his former one. The San Diego Chargers picked up the former sixth-round quarterback off waivers from the..." May 22

  • Chargers enjoyed the false reports that they’d draft Ronnie Stanley

    Pro Football Talk "In the days leading up to the draft, rumors swirled that the Chargers planned to select Ronnie Stanley with the third overall pick. When the draft came and the Chargers selected Joey Bosa, it raised questions about where all those Stanley reports came from. The Chargers were curious about that,..." May 22

  • Brandon Flowers in shape, seizes fresh start

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On the topic of last season, Brandon Flowers sounds the way a prisoner might after an expired sentence, shaking his head as armed guards escort him beyond the penitentiary walls, leading him back to free air. The bad knee. The distracted mind. The poor play. He processes the time..." May 22

  • NFL could guarantee Super Bowl in San Diego pending stadium approval

    Los Angeles Times "It was early 1993, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was in football heaven. He walked out of a tunnel at the Rose Bowl — site of the seventh and most recent Super Bowl in the Los Angeles area — and into the Southern California sunshine. "It was one of the greatest memories of my life and..." May 22

  • David Amerson, Keenan Allen swindled out of half million dollars

    San Jose Mercury News "A former North Carolina State football player turned sports agent is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Raiders cornerback David Amerson and former Cal star Keenan Allen. WNCN in North Carolina reported that documents it obtained show that Eric Leak, who played at North Carolina..." May 21

  • Chargers can't believe nobody knew they'd pick Bosa

    The Score "After quarterbacks came off the board in each of the top two spots, the San Diego Chargers' selection of Joey Bosa was the first surprise pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. The vast majority of prognosticators had Laremy Tunsil, Ronnie Stanley, DeForest Buckner, or Jalen Ramsey landing with the..." May 21

  • Joey Bosa's Brother Our Grandpa's a Mob Legend ... But I Can't Talk About It

    TMZ "Ain't no Sammy "The Bull" Gravanos in the Bosa family -- 'cause the brother of NFL rookie Joey Bosa says he ain't about to snitch on his famous great-grandpa ... who's a Chicago mob LEGEND. Joey was just drafted #3 to the San Diego Chargers ... but we spoke with his lil' bro Nick (who's playing..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Raiders, Chargers top list of biggest offensive lines in the NFL

    SB Nation "Not long ago, someone standing at 6'4, 320 pounds would be one of the biggest players in the NFL. But he'd be a smaller-than-average member of a couple offensive lines in the AFC West. The Oakland Raiders somehow got lighter along the starting offensive line when the team acquired 6'5,..." May 17

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Chargers claim Zach Mettenberger, who reunites with Ken Whisenhunt

    The Score "The San Diego Chargers claimed quarterback Zach Mettenberger off waivers, the team confirmed Tuesday. Mettenberger served as Marcus Mariota's backup last season, starting four games when the 2015 first-round pick was injured. The 24-year-old completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 935 yards..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Chargers sign guard Vi Teofilo following rookie minicamp

    Bolts From The Blue "Every year prior to rookie minicamp, teams offer a handful of undrafted free agents tryouts in order to have enough players to actually hold a rookie minicamp. Occasionally, some of those players are actually signed. Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that guard Vi Teofilo out..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Chargers flying under the radar

    San Diego Union-Tribune "ESPN.com, where mistakes magically and conveniently disappear, has the Chargers ranked 28th on its latest NFL power poll. Wrong again. But that’s merely another wrong it won’t ever own up to. No horticulturist here. But given the shivaree the NFL has become, the Chargers have a chance to be..." May 16

  • Chargers not concerned about labels, just performance, at safety

    ESPN "Free agency and the draft are now in the rearview mirror for the San Diego Chargers, and rookies will practice with veterans during offseason workouts for the first time on Monday. With that in mind, now's a good time to take a couple questions about the upcoming season and how San Diego's..." May 15

  • J.J. Watt offers advice to brother drafted by Chargers

    The Score "Football is often referred to as a family business. Derek Watt, the brother of Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt, is currently in rookie minicamp with the San Diego Chargers and his big bro had some advice for the new Bolt." May 14

  • Ken Whisenhunt: It’s an important year for Keenan Allen

    Pro Football Talk "When Ken Whisenhunt was in his first stint as the Chargers offensive coordinator, Keenan Allen was a rookie wide receiver posting 71 catches for 1,o46 yards and eight touchdowns. Whisenhunt left for a year-plus as the Titans head coach and is back in San Diego with designs on Allen playing a..." May 13

  • As minicamp opens, Chargers like what they see from Joey Bosa

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have opened rookie minicamp, and they already like what they see from Joey Bosa, the former Ohio State defensive end who was the third overall pick in the draft. Chargers coach Mike McCoy was asked what he liked on the first day of minicamp, and he said that Bosa looked like the..." May 13

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