Chargers Rumors & News

  • Philip Rivers' version of trade story doesn't add up "Philip Rivers wants you to believe he has no idea where the trade talk began. He wants you to believe he had no interest in being traded before the NFL draft. He wants you to believe that the speculation about his future was nothing more than media hype, and that his hands and conscience are..." May 05

  • Chargers select CB Craig Mager with 83rd pick

    Bolts From The Blue "Craig Mager from Texas State is a guy that nobody really knew about until recently, when he posted some great numbers at the NFL Combine. Mike Mayock just described him by saying, "He's as raw as raw can be." Most agree that he is nowhere near ready to get on the field, but there is potential..." May 04

  • Chargers draft OLB Kyle Emanuel in 5th round

    Bolts From The Blue "Kyle Emanuel was taken right around where he was projected, but he's a pretty great fit for what the Chargers are looking for. Emanuel is a "high motor" player that makes the effort plays, and he has the skillset to be a talented pass-rusher as well. What he lacks is the size and strength to..." May 04

  • Chargers use final draft pick on DT Darius Philon

    Bolts From The Blue "Darius Philon was project to go as high as the 4th round, so this is definitely a good value, and he gives the team some much-needed depth on the defensive line for this year and beyond. At 6'1" and a little below 300 lbs, expect Philon to challenge Kendall Reyes and Ricardo Mathews for some..." May 04

  • Chargers sign undrafted free agents following the NFL draft

    Bolts From The Blue "Now that the 7th round of the NFL draft has ended, teams have started signing the prospects that went undrafted. The Chargers, who had no 7th round pick, have likely been in contact with the agents of many of these players since the minute they made their final pick in the middle of the 6th..." May 04

  • Chargers select Miami (Fla.) LB Denzel Perryman 48th overall

    Pro Football Talk "With their first pick of the second day of the draft, the Chargers went for defense, taking Miami (Fla.) inside linebacker Denzel Perryman with the No. 48 pick. At the least, Perryman (5-11, 236) will prove depth behind Manti Te’o and Donald Butler at inside linebacker, and given his draft..." May 02

  • Rivers talks 'moving parts' & running game

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The selection of Melvin Gordon on Thursday night ended more than a month of speculation about what the Chargers would do in the first round of the NFL draft. Much of that speculation centered around what would happen with quarterback Philip Rivers, as the Chargers showed interest in Oregon’s..." May 02

  • Chargers trade up, draft Melvin Gordon

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It was known the Chargers, at some point, would add a running back this draft. They did not wait. San Diego traded up two spots to select Melvin Gordon with the No. 15 overall pick Thursday night. The former Wisconsin running back led the nation with 2,587 rushing yards last year, his..." May 01

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    Evan Silva @evansilva

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    #Chargers trade up to draft RB Melvin Gordon. Reports of the death of the RB position have been greatly exaggerated!

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Titans GM: No trade talk with Chargers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A Chargers source said last week the team hasn't discussed a Philip Rivers trade "at all" with the Titans. On Tuesday, Titans GM Ruston Webster said the silence remains. Webster, speaking to reporters at a press conference in Nashville, said no trade talks have occurred between the two..." April 29

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Mentioned on @AmericasPregame Chargers met with Philip Rivers' agent in person late last week. Team remains intent on extending his deal.

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

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    Alex Flanagan @Alex_Flanagan

    As of now, The San Diego Chargers have not had conversations with any team regarding a trade of QB Phillip Rivers.

  • Rivers Trade Dead? Draft Intrigue Starts at No. 2 "Three days before the 2015 draft, one thing is clear: The drama starts with the second pick. With Tampa Bay very likely to take quarterback Jameis Winston number one, Tennessee is in command with quarterback Marcus Mariota the likely target if anyone wants to come up. Lots can happen, including..." April 27

  • Chargers smart to delay Weddle extension

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers don't keep stats for hugs, but it's a given that Eric Weddle leads the team. Whether it's a teammate after a rib-rattling hit or field-level fans after a Bolts victory, it seems that people can't help but embrace the All-Pro safety. The Chargers' front office, however, has..." April 27

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    Alex Flanagan @Alex_Flanagan

    talking to more and more people who believe the Philip Rivers trade rumors have legitimate legs.

  • Tom Telesco looking for big things from Jerry Attaochu "San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he saw flashes that confirmed why San Diego drafted Jeremiah Attaochu in the second round of last year’s draft. But with the rookie edge rusher missing significant time because of a hamstring injury, the Chargers need to see more from the Georgia..." April 25

  • Depth Perception: Predicting Chargers' 7 picks in 2015 draft "The San Diego Chargers have six picks in the NFL Draft, including No. 17 in the first round April 30 in Chicago. Going into the draft, the Chargers are probably more concerned about another No. 17, long-time star quarterback Philip Rivers, who apparently wants to finish his career elsewhere,..." April 23

  • Chargers Refuse to Deny Philip Rivers Trade Talks

    Sportsnaut "One of the many quarterback quandaries currently going on in the NFL is the status of San Diego Chargers’ signal caller Philip Rivers. Do the Chargers want to trade Rivers, who is finishing up the last year of his contract? Do they plan to let Rivers finish off his last season under his current..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Chargers GM: It's our plan to keep Philip Rivers "The San Diego Chargers continue to remain staunch in their stance that Philip Rivers will remain their quarterback. "There really is no update," general manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday. "It's the same thing I've said for the last four months, Philip's our quarterback and it's our plan and..." April 22

  • Carson City Council approves $1.7-billion stadium for Chargers, Raiders

    The Score "Carson City Council approved a stadium dually owned by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to be built in their city in a vote Tuesday night. The stadium will cost $1.7 billion, as first reported by The Los Angeles Times' Tim Logan and Nathan Fenno. A vote took place Tuesday evening..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

  • Tomlinson: Philip Rivers has lost faith in Chargers "Philip Rivers is at the center of the most fascinating storyline of the offseason. But the Chargers quarterback isn't leaving San Diego yet, and its business as usual around the Chargers for now. Rivers was at the start of the offseason training program Monday, NFL Media's Alex Flanagan..." April 21

  • Unhappy Weddle skips Chargers' workouts

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Eric Weddle spoke immediately after working out Monday afternoon, still sweaty, a protein drink in hand. He was not at Chargers Park. He was at a gym near his home. The Chargers’ free safety, unhappy the team has not engaged in talks about a contract extension, skipped the first voluntary..." April 21

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    WR Stevie Johnson says he has plans to catch passes Tuesday from Philip Rivers. Rivers here today as fully expected. Business as usual.

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Danny Woodhead: Injury made me even hungrier

    Pro Football Talk "As an undrafted player out of Chadron State, running back Danny Woodhead had to beat long odds to have an NFL career. Woodhead beat those odds, carving out a role with the Patriots after the Jets released him and then moving on to help the Chargers to the playoffs in 2013 in his first season in..." April 19

  • Rivers, Chargers continue to do an apparent contract mating dance

    Pro Football Talk "One month and two days ago, jarring news emerged from San Diego: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said he has no plans to extend his contract before it expires after the current season — and that he has real concerns about moving his family to Los Angeles. Coupled with the team’s decision to..." April 19

  • Titans should jump at trade for Philip Rivers

    Boston Globe "It’s a quiet time on the NFL calendar, with almost two weeks to go until the draft and free agency slowing to a trickle, but there is serious intrigue and consternation in two AFC cities — San Diego and Nashville. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers suddenly is in high demand and could be the..." April 19

  • Antonio Gates: No complaints about PT

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers made a conscious effort last year to manage Antonio Gates' workload, incorporating tight ends John Phillips and David Johnson into personnel packages that saw the pair almost exclusively block when on the field. The result was Gates blocking at a 28.6 percent rate, down from 41.4..." April 18

  • No surprise if Rivers retired over L.A.

    San Diego Union-Tribune "What Philip Rivers does first is identify the deepest defender. When the Chargers quarterback talks with reporters, such as four summers ago, he also displays downfield vision. He was asked in July 2011 if it was good for the NFL that the new collective bargaining pact, just reached, would..." April 18

  • Antonio Gates would like his workload dialed back in 2015 "Prior to the 2014 season, the world looked at the San Diego Chargers' tight end group and declared that an aging Antonio Gates would give way to a younger, athletic Ladarius Green. Per usual, the world was wrong. Instead of stepping aside, Gates caught touchdowns. The tight end, who turns 35..." April 16

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Why would the Chargers trade Philip Rivers?

    SB Nation "Finding a franchise quarterback is about as difficult as it gets for NFL decision makers. Those who are able to find an elite passer are usually the ones that are able to stay employed, but those who whiff on a quarterback in the NFL Draft are the general managers and head coaches that tend to get..." April 15

  • Philip Rivers reportedly does not want to play in Los Angeles

    Larry Brown Sports "Philip Rivers has been the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers for over a decade, but that run with the team may be coming to an end. UT San Diego’s Kevin Acee wrote a column Tuesday arguing that the Chargers should trade Rivers now in order to get a return for him. The QB, who was drafted..." April 15

  • Chris Hairston joining Chargers

    National Football Post "Veteran offensive tackle Chris Hairston is joining the San Diego Chargers. Hairston announced his decision on Instagram. Hairston played in 41 games with 15 starts for his career." April 15

  • Report: Ken Whisenhunt Wants the Titans to Trade for Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole was called upon to discuss what the languishing Tennessee Titans may choose to do with the second-overall pick in the 2015 draft. The conversation was quarterback-focused, given that the Titans’ best option currently on their roster is second-year player Zach..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Chargers weigh risk of Randy Gregory

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Next up are the Chargers. Randy Gregory will visit them Saturday in San Diego, fresh off a visit with a different team in another city. After this, he will leave for another, the former Nebraska defensive end making an exhaustive NFL tour, penance for a marijuana dependency in college that..." April 13

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • NFL likely to commit $200M towards new Chargers stadium in San Diego

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The NFL would likely contribute $200 million toward a new Chargers stadium in San Diego, an executive with the commissioner’s office told the mayor’s task force during a phone conversation Tuesday. The financial contribution was among a number of subjects discussed during the hour-long..." April 08

  • Chargers exercise fifth-year option for 2016 on Melvin Ingram

    Bolts From The Blue "The San Diego Chargers will not let Melvin Ingram play into the final year of his contract this year, and still see a fifth-year as a bargain. He'll be with the team for at least two more seasons. The San Diego Chargers first round pick in 2012 NFL Draft (and A.J. Smith's last first-round pick..." April 07

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: the Chargers have exercised the fifth-year option for 2016 on OLB Melvin Ingram.

  • Titans making a run at Rivers

    Pro Football Talk "Trade rumors come and go all the time in the NFL. Sometimes the rumor is quickly denied and disappears. Sometimes the rumor comes to fruition. And then there’s the persistent rumor that the Chargers could trade quarterback Philip Rivers to the Titans for the second overall pick in the..." April 06