Chargers Rumors & News

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Tre Boston wants team he fits in well, can win a Super Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Tre Boston visited the Chargers, Bills and Steelers last May after the Panthers cut him. He signed a one-year deal with Los Angeles. That means he hits free agency again in March, and this time, he is seeking a long-term deal. “Of course, L.A. is definitely somewhere I would love to..." February 15

  • Forrest Lamp starting to run after torn ACL

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers had high hopes for Forrest Lamp after taking him in the second round of last year’s draft, but they needed to find a new right guard after Lamp tore his ACL a few days into training camp. Lamp is now more than six months removed from the injury and he provided a positive update on..." February 14

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • Chargers announce four new members of coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "Head coach Anthony Lynn will welcome four new members to his coaching staff in his second season running the show for the Chargers. The addition of tight ends coach Rip Scherer was previously reported and officially announced on Tuesday along with the team’s complete coaching staff for 2018...." February 13

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Colts Request OC Interview With Chargers’ Nick Sirianni

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts have participated in one of the strangest coaching searches in recent memory, but they concluded the process of identifying a head coach upon hiring Frank Reich earlier on Sunday. Now, they’re moving on to addressing key assistant positions. Reich is targeting Chargers wide receivers..." February 12

  • Tomlinson appreciates Patriots' success through lens of Chargers' failures

    San Diego Union-Tribune "LaDainian Tomlinson knows how difficult it is for a team to sustain excellence for a long time, if only for how close he and the Chargers came to doing so a decade ago. “There is no question I think about that,” Tomlinson said this week. “We had a good thing going, and we screwed it up, which..." February 04

  • Allen takes home Comeback Player of the Year

    Sporting News "Keenan Allen missed most of the 2015 and 2016 seasons, but bounced back in a big way in 2017. The Chargers receiver set a franchise record with 102 receptions for 1,393 yards, which was third in the NFL, and scored six touchdowns. Allen was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year during..." February 04

  • The Chargers And The Spanos Family Will Never Win Back San Diego

    The Big Lead "John Spanos and A.G. Spanos are making the rounds on radio Friday in a blatant attempt to rehabilitate their image in San Diego with former Chargers fans. A year after kicking “America’s Finest City” in the groin, the Chargers are finally reaching out to their former home. While they’re..." February 03

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Melvin Gordon: Philip Rivers ain't leaving the Chargers

    TMZ "Melvin Gordon is shutting down all the crap about the Chargers dumping Philip Rivers ... telling TMZ Sports the franchise QB will absolutely be back in L.A. next season. We talked shop with Melvin out in Minny ... and the stud RB was pretty candid (and hilarious) on topics ranging from Rivers'..." February 01

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Roger Goodell 'concerned' about NFL catch rule "The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am concerned," Goodell told FOX Sports' Colin..." January 29

  • How much do Super Bowl commercials cost in 2018?

    Sporting News "Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992. This year it's the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but..." January 29

  • NFL Pro Bowl ratings up 28% from last year

    247 Sports "The NFL's decision to move the Pro Bowl to an afternoon slot paid dividends when it comes to the game's ratings. A considerable amount of people tuned into watch this year's Pro Bowl than in 2017, as the league decided to kickoff their all-start game this past Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Which quarterbacks will be released or traded?

    Sporting News "Free agency and quarterbacks normally are not words used together, but this year could be different, as a few passers should make their way to the open market. Here we look at some of the top quarterback free agents and players who could be released or traded in 2018. Kirk Cousins,..." January 29

  • NFL ratings decline leads to an increase in makegoods, $300 million drop in ad revenue

    Awful Announcing "Whatever the reasons behind the NFL’s decline in ratings, and they’re likely myriad, it was always going to be tough for that big of a drop to not impact the bottom line. According to AdWeek, that’s exactly what happened: It didn’t happen until the final month of the regular season, but the..." January 26

  • Chargers looking to kick special teams woes in 2018

    Sporting News "Chargers general manager Tom Telesco has made a promise: His team’s kicking woes will become a thing of the past. “We’ll get that fixed,” Telesco told me on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday. “That was largely my fault. We just didn’t do a very good job managing that situation.” Los Angeles'..." January 26

  • XFL 2.0: Vince McMahon’s company teases “major sports announcement”

    Pro Football Talk "Vince McMahon’s plans to give the XFL a second try appear closer than ever, with a “major sports announcement” set for today. Alpha Entertainment, the sports business McMahon funded by selling $100 million of WWE stock, today said it will have a major announcement at 3 p.m. Eastern. That..." January 25

  • Report: NFL could keep teams in locker room for anthem in 2018

    247 Sports "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and his teammates may have to find a different way to protest racial inequality in 2018. According to ESPN's Jim Trotter, the NFL plans to keep all players in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem next season, which would the..." January 24

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Report | Chargers signing Roberto Aguayo

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers are signing free-agent kicker Roberto Aguayo, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Chargers will mark the fourth franchise with which Aguayo has spent time since entering the NFL in 2016. The 23-year-old, who had a distinguished collegiate career at Florida State..." January 10

  • Gus Bradley returning to Chargers under new contract "After closing out the season in promising fashion with a 9-3 record over the final 12 games, the Los Angeles Chargers have opted for stability in the coaching ranks. Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and defensive coordinator Gus Brandley are returning under new contracts, the team..." January 10

  • Chargers Also Retaining OC Ken Whisenhunt

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Chargers confirmed that they have re-signed OC Ken Whisenhunt and DC Gus Bradley. Dan Woike of the LA Times, citing a Chargers’ spokesman, reports that the Chargers are retaining OC Ken Whisenhunt, whose contract has expired. The Chargers just renewed the expiring contract of..." January 10

  • Chargers GM Tom Telesco admits team’s kicking was ‘not NFL quality’ in 2017

    L.A. Daily News "The Chargers have a franchise quarterback, one who made his seventh Pro Bowl shortly after his 36th birthday. They have arguably the best route-running receiver in the game. And they have a top-three scoring defense, one with elite pass rushers and a shutdown corner. They do not have a..." January 08

  • Tom Telesco sees benefits to Chargers doing Hard Knocks

    Pro Football Talk "49ers General Manager John Lynch said recently that he doesn’t want the 49ers to be on Hard Knocks this summer, although they may not wind up with a choice as they are one of six teams that can be compelled to participate by the league. The G.M. of another one of the teams in that group is less..." January 04

  • Chargers unsure about Antonio Gates’ future with the franchise

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers fell short of reaching the playoffs for the fourth straight season, forcing them to immediately shift their focus toward this upcoming offseason in hopes of bucking that trend. One huge decision they need to make is what to do with former All-Pro tight end Antonio..." January 04

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • These Six NFL Teams Could Be Forced To Do HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ In 2018

    NESN "The 2017 NFL regular season officially is over, and we know what you’re thinking: Which teams are eligible for “Hard Knocks” next summer? The HBO documentary gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a different NFL team each preseason, but there’s one issue: Most clubs don’t want to participate..." January 02

  • Chargers' Keenan Allen ends season on record high note against Raiders

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen probably couldn’t believe he was about to have some good luck on the football field — the place where he lacerated his kidney in 2015 and where the ligaments in his knee exploded in 2016. Sunday in the Chargers’ final game of the season, the ball squirted out..." January 01

  • Chargers' finale will feature some silver, black and boos when they host Raiders

    Los Angeles Times "The Chargers will run onto the field at StubHub Center on Sunday afternoon for their final game of their reintroduction to Los Angeles, and anyone willing to accept reality knows how the team will be greeted — with boos. Since the 2017 schedule was released with the Chargers and Raiders ending..." December 31

  • Melvin Gordon, Denzel Perryman active for Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Melvin Gordon said he’d be ready to go for Sunday’s game against the Raiders despite an ankle injury and he made good on his word Sunday. Gordon is active for the Chargers, who need a win and other results in order to advance to the postseason as a Wild Card. Gordon got hurt late..." December 31

  • Melvin Gordon will play in Chargers' regular-season finale vs. Raiders

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Oakland Raiders, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gordon is officially questionable with an ankle injury and was limited in practice most of the week. He suffered the injury late in..." December 31

  • Joey Bosa fined $18,231 for roughing the passer

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has picked up 22 sacks over his first two NFL seasons, but a near miss against the Jets last week will hurt his bank account. PFT has confirmed that Bosa has been fined $18,231 for roughing quarterback Bryce Petty in last Sunday’s 14-7 win. Bosa was a beat late..." December 30

  • Rayshawn Jenkins could be the next Chargers rookie in line for larger role

    L.A. Daily News "Two months ago, Anthony Lynn all but threatened to bench Rayshawn Jenkins. The Chargers’ first-year head coach was still simmering after a loss in New England, one that ended his team’s three-win streak. And when someone asked him about mistakes on special teams — something that has plagued the..." December 30

  • Chargers receiver Mike Williams works on finding his comfort zone during rocky rookie season

    Los Angeles Times "“Now this looks like the kind of receiver Philip Rivers will love.” That was the sentiment of NFL draft evaluators after the newly relocated Los Angeles Chargers selected Mike Williams, wide receiver from Clemson, with the No. 7 overall pick. Williams was coming off a highly productive..." December 29

  • Melvin Gordon listed as questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The status of running back Melvin Gordon has been monitored closely this week as the Chargers prepare for a game they have to win if they are going to have any chance of making it to the playoffs. Gordon hurt his ankle late in last Sunday’s victory over the Jets and sat out of practice on..." December 29

  • Joey Bosa fined $18,231 for roughing the passer

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has picked up 22 sacks over his first two NFL seasons, but a near miss against the Jets last week will hurt his bank account. PFT has confirmed that Bosa has been fined $18,231 for roughing quarterback Bryce Petty in last Sunday’s 14-7 win. Bosa was a beat late..." December 29

  • Oliver hopes to carry the load for Chargers in must-win game against Raiders

    Los Angeles Times "Branden Oliver had a goal — he wanted to beat Kobe Bryant in a game of one-on-one. After Oliver tore his Achilles tendon in the 2016 preseason, he set out to beat Bryant in a way where it wouldn't matter that he was 10 or so inches shorter, where he wouldn't have to out-shoot, out-dunk or..." December 28

  • Melvin Gordon vows to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "While Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he won’t know Melvin Gordon‘s availability until at least Friday, the running back knows now. Gordon has no doubt he will play Sunday against Oakland. “I’m good,” Gordon said, via Eric Williams of ESPN. “I’ll be ready on Sunday.” Gordon sprained his..." December 28

  • Chargers say they won’t be scoreboard watching on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "All four games featuring the teams vying for the two Wild Card spots in the AFC will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, which may make it tempting for some players and coaches to sneak a peek at the other games to see how things are shaping up. The Chargers will do their best to keep that from..." December 28

  • No practice for Melvin Gordon on Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers said they’re going to take the whole week to evaluate running back Melvin Gordon‘s ankle injury before deciding if he’ll play against the Raiders on Sunday, so his Wednesday status may not ultimately wind up being a big deal. That would be a good thing for the Chargers offense...." December 27

  • Melvin Gordon ‘optimistic’ he can play through ankle sprain

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers still have a chance at making the playoffs if they get some help in Week 17, but the task would be much more difficult if their star running back is forced to sit. Fortunately, it does not sound like that will be the case. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on..." December 27

  • Melvin Gordon's Week 17 availability in question after ankle injury

    CBS Sports "As of this writing, the Los Angeles Chargers are still on the outside of the playoffs, looking in. By virtue of a tiebreaker, the Tennessee Titans hold the AFC's No. 6 seed, while the Chargers sit in the No. 7 spot with their matching 8-7 record. The Chargers are set to square off with the..." December 25