Chargers Rumors & News

  • Chargers waiving quarterback Zach Mettenberger

    Pro Football Talk "When the Titans released quarterback Zach Mettenberger this offseason, there were teams other than the Chargers who wanted him. Today, the Chargers decided they no longer did. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have waived Mettenberger as part of their..." August 30

  • Chargers release veteran wide receiver James Jones

    NFL.com "James Jones is back on the market. Four weeks after Jones signed on with San Diego, the Chargers have released the 32-year-old wideout, the team announced Monday. Jones never got comfortable with the offense of coach Mike McCoy and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, per Michael Gehlken of..." August 29

  • Joey Bosa Signs Four-Year Contract with the Chargers

    Chargers.com "Joey Bosa has arrived at Chargers Park. After a much publicized contract dispute caused the first round pick to miss training camp, the San Diego Chargers announced Monday that they signed the defensive end to a four-year contract. “We look forward to having Joey join us and getting him..." August 29

  • Chargers, Joey Bosa reportedly close to a resolution

    Sportsnaut "The drawn-out contract stalemate between rookie first-round pick Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers could soon come to a conclusion. Even amid a public war of words, it looks like the two sides could be close to a resolution. “There were whispers Sunday that the sides are close to reaching..." August 29

  • Bridgewater excels as Vikings dispatch Chargers

    The Sports Xchange "Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returned to action and looked sharp in a 23-10 preseason win over the visiting San Diego Chargers on Sunday in the first NFL game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Bridgewater sat out last week’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks with..." August 28

  • Chargers' Oliver reportedly out for season with Achilles injury

    SI "Chargers RB Branden Oliver sustained an Achilles injury during his team’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, San Diego announced. Oliver went down without being contacted and had to be carted off the field late in the first half. According to Michael Gehlken of the San..." August 28

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Chargers say they would welcome Joey Bosa if he signed contract

    NFL.com "In the eyes of public opinion, the Joey Bosa-Chargers contract standoff has developed into a cold war of accusatory statements. After Bosa rejected the Chargers' best offer on Wednesday, the Chargers released an unprecedented statement outlining their latest concessions and plans to restructure..." August 27

  • NFL General Managers Laughing at Chargers for Ruining Joey Bosa's Rookie Season

    Bleacher Report "There is a resounding feeling across all of football that the rookie season of Joey Bosa isn't heading toward trouble. It isn't close to over. Actually, what three general managers said in interviews was that it is over. It's done. It's gone. The dumbass Chargers flushed it down the toilet...." August 26

  • Chargers' McCoy: We all want Bosa here

    Chargers.com "Contract negotiations between the Chargers and Joey Bosa were at the forefront on Wednesday when the Bolts gave an update on where things stood with the third overall pick. On Thursday, Head Coach Mike McCoy weighed in on the team’s statement, explaining feelings on the defensive end as well as..." August 26

  • The Chargers are cheap and manipulative, and Joey Bosa is paying for it

    Fox Sports "No one thought this could happen. The NFL went into a lockout to prevent things like this from happening. It seemed to be one of the only things that the NFL Players’ Association and the league’s owners agreed upon in that lockout. Yet, somehow, there’s a rookie holdout. Joey Bosa, the..." August 25

  • Chargers statement rebutted by source close to Joey Bosa talks, per report

    Sporting News "The Chargers announced Wednesday that representatives for Joey Bosa rejected the team's "best offer" to him on Tuesday night. Bosa's camp responded later on Wednesday by picking apart the Chargers' original statement, according to Pro Football Talk, which cited a source "with knowledge of both..." August 25

  • NFL suspends Damion Square for four games

    NFL.com "It seems like a Chargers defensive lineman might have to start from square one following his punishment from the NFL. The league announced that four-year veteran Damion Square has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse." August 24

  • Chargers Release Statement Outlining Why Bosa Won’t Sign Contract

    Black Sports Online "Contract negotiations have fallen apart for the San Diego Chargers and their 1st round pick Joey Bosa. Things seem to have gotten ugly on both sides. Its more than likely that the two will not agree on contract terms. The Chargers look now to reduce their offer as a result of this latest..." August 24

  • Spanos should bring Bosa talks to a head

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It’s time, Dean. The moment of truth is here, John. Time for you, as family owners of the Chargers, to take majority ownership of the snafu with Joey Bosa. Wear more of it and thus win it. If your egos need ice for the bruise, here’s a large cube. Take solace in the mutual stubbornness..." August 24

  • Chargers' Mike McCoy prepared to start regular season without Joey Bosa

    ESPN "With the team reaching Day 25 since rookies had to report and first-round pick Joey Bosa still unsigned, the San Diego Chargers are preparing for the regular season as if the Ohio State product will not be available for the season opener on the road against the AFC West rival Kansas City..." August 22

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Chargers shut down Cardinals 19-3

    The Sports Xchange "The San Diego Chargers, despite Philip Rivers being idle, breezed past the visiting Arizona Cardinals 19-3 on Friday night. Rivers was a healthy scratch and the Cardinals' Carson Palmer played only three series. The Chargers leaned on their kicker and defense. Josh Lambo kicked..." August 20

  • Chargers' Jeff Cumberland: Out for season

    CBS Sports "Cumberland (torn achilles) announced Saturday that he will miss the entire 2016 campaign, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports." August 20

  • Rookie OG Donavon Clark Out For Season

    CBS Sports "Clark will miss the 2016 season due to a torn ACL, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports." August 20

  • Joey Bosa's holdout puts him in a Chargers' club he didn't really want to join

    USA Today "Usually, it’s the pomp and pageantry of the NFL Draft that officially christens the arrival of a new cornerstone player. For Joey Bosa, the baptism is happening now. Welcome to the club, kid. You know you’re actually a San Diego Charger when you’re engaged in some tough, drawn-out..." August 19

  • Chargers claim WR Rasheed Bailey off waivers

    Bolts From The Blue "The San Diego Chargers don’t really need any more help at Wide Receiver, but there’s also no reason to not give a guy a chance if you like him, so they claimed WR Rasheed Bailey off waivers today after he was previously released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Apparently, the Philadelphia Eagles..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Antonio Cromartie questions if Joey Bosa's mom is 'running the show'

    Fox Sports "While No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa continues his holdout with the San Diego Chargers, one former member of the team says it's time for Bosa to get to camp as soon as possible. Free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie joined NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" on Monday, and he said that Bosa's..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Titans run all over Chargers 27-10

    The Sports Xchange "The Tennessee Titans rushed for 288 yards en route to a 27-10 exhibition victory over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday night at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Offseason acquisition DeMarco Murray rolled up 93 yards in the first quarter, including a 71-yard touchdown run with 50 seconds..." August 14

  • Tomlinson urges Chargers' Bosa to sign rookie contract

    The Score "Joey Bosa has drawn the ire of legendary San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson over his contract holdout. Tomlinson, who was named the 2006 NFL MVP as a member of the Chargers, urged the rookie defensive end to sign his contract immediately as the season approaches. "At the end..." August 12

  • Joey Bosa Called Out By Antonio Gates, “Be A Man”

    College Spun "Rule No. 1 in NFL locker rooms is typically, “don’t ever talk about another man’s money,” but Chargers’ veteran tight end Antonio Gates apparently doesn’t care. He’s called out Bosa for his contract, telling him to report to camp. “Be a man,” Gates says. From the San Diego..." August 11

  • Bosa Negotiations Getting Ugly; Feels 'Disrespected' by Chargers

    Bleacher Report "Has irreparable harm been done to the relationship between rookie defensive end Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers? Does Bosa feels he has been disrespected by team's tactics? Watch in the video above as Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole discusses the situation." August 11

  • Report: Stevie Johnson out for season

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson will miss the 2016 season, NFL Network reported Wednesday. The report said Johnson had successful surgery to repair the torn meniscus he suffered early in training camp but the injury will require “months” of rehab and keep Johnson out of action this season." August 11

  • Gates implies Bosa take control if need be

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chargers veteran Antonio Gates can relate to rookie Joey Bosa, Gates having missed part of training camp 11 years ago due to his own contractual impasse with Team Spanos. Ultimately, Gates forged a belief about these snafus. "My advice to any player that's going through any kind of contract..." August 10

  • Here's why disgruntled Joey Bosa will play for Chargers or no one else in 2016

    Fox Sports "The San Diego Chargers now have one less option at their disposal in an ongoing contract dispute with No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa. San Diego's window for trading Bosa in 2016 passed Tuesday, which means the former Ohio State defensive end will play for the Chargers or no one this year. The..." August 10

  • 10 days later, still no talks between Bosa and Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers and defensive end Joey Bosa traded proposals on Thursday, July 28. Since then, the team has opened training camp and practiced for a week. Since then, the Chargers and the third overall pick in the 2016 draft have engaged in no further talks. By far, it’s the longest rookie holdout..." August 07

  • Chargers intern in critical condition after hit-and-run

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers have requested the public's assistance after an intern in their public relations department was struck early Friday morning by a hit-and-run driver while walking across a Pacific Beach street. J'Ron Erby, 23, suffered severe brain damage and is in critical condition, a team..." August 07

  • James Jones to sign with San Diego Chargers

    NFL.com "With wide receiver Stevie Johnson set to undergo surgery on a torn meniscus, the San Diego Chargers tested out three potential replacements Tuesday. They settled on James Jones. The Chargers are signing long-time Green Bay Packers wideout, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a..." August 02

  • Lance Moore working out for Chargers as well

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a big day for veteran free agent wide receivers in San Diego. The Chargers are taking a look at wideout options Tuesday with Stevie Johnson sidelined by a torn meniscus and we learned earlier in the day that James Jones and Brian Hartline would be at the team’s facility. Michael Gehlken of..." August 02

  • James Jones, Brian Hartline visiting Chargers

    NFL.com "With Stevie Johnson set to undergo surgery on a torn meniscus, the San Diego Chargers are testing out potential replacements. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Chargers are hosting long-time Green Bay Packers wideout James Jones and former Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline on..." August 02

  • Healthy Melvin Gordon back with confidence

    San Diego Union-Tribune "No one had to tell Philip Rivers. It was day one of training camp, he knew. The Chargers' morning practice had just ended, he knew. The team was wildly early in its regular-season preparation, too early for much stock to be placed in player evaluations. After all, players won't wear pads until..." August 01

  • Chargers' Johnson undergoing evaluation on injured knee

    The Score "San Diego Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson is being evaluated for a knee injury suffered during Sunday's practice session, head coach Mike McCoy confirmed. Johnson appeared to incur the injury on a routine catch. The veteran wide receiver didn't apply any pressure to his right leg while..." August 01

  • Bosa, Chargers haven’t talked since Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, Chargers G.M. Tom Telesco said that the team and the agents representing unsigned defensive end Joey Bosa are “actively talking.” Define “actively.” Also, define “talking.” A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the two sides last communicated on Thursday, two..." August 01

  • Report: Chargers’ Stevie Johnson to have knee surgery

    Yardbarker "San Diego Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson has reportedly hurt his knee and is set to undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Johnson was a key contributor for the Buffalo Bills before leaving in 2013, registering 289 catches for 3,720 yards and 26 touchdowns from 2010-13." August 01

  • Mike McCoy on Bosa holdout: He needs to be out here

    NFL.com "No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa did not report with his teammates on Friday and missed the team's first on-field work in training camp. On Saturday, San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy voiced his displeasure with the contract stalemate. "He definitely needs to be out here as a rookie. But no..." July 30

  • Chargers rookie Joey Bosa to hold out of camp

    Sportsnaut "Rookie San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is reportedly set to hold out of training camp in the midst of a contract standoff. Steve Wyche of NFL Network was the first to report on this development, noting the two issues holding up a contract are “bonus payout timing and offset..." July 29

  • Chargers Sign G-T Marcel Jones; Waive C Trevor Robinson

    Chargers.com "A new face was among the players who reported to training camp Friday morning as the San Diego Chargers signed guard-tackle Marcel Jones. To make room, the team waived center Trevor Robinson. The 6-7, 320-pound Nebraska product was initially a seventh round selection (234th overall) in the..." July 29

  • Cardinals sign former Chargers LB Donald Butler

    Revenge Of The Birds "The Cardinals added another piece to their puzzle prior to the start of Training Camp. Donald Butler was brought in by the Cardinals to add more experience to a vastly inexperience inside linebacker room. Butler has spent the last five seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He was drafted in 2010..." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Chargers GM not sure Bosa will show up to camp

    ESPN "The impasse between the San Diego Chargers and rookie Joey Bosa continues with no end in sight, according to general manager Tom Telesco. “I don’t know,” Telesco told The Mighty 1090 AM radio in San Diego, when asked if he had any expectations that Bosa would show up for the start of training..." July 26

  • Woodhead back from scare, feels 'great'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "At first, Danny Woodhead was unsure. The way a lineman rolled into his ankle during a minicamp practice this June resembled the mechanism of a 2014 injury against the Bills that required surgery and ended his season. So, while the Chargers running back was down on the practice field and as..." July 25

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20