Chargers Rumors & News

  • Chargers coach says first-round pick Mike Williams is ‘getting behind’ due to back injury

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers have had absolutely no luck in recent years with a number of players missing time due to both injuries and contract disputes. The troubling trend continued this offseason with first-round pick Mike Williams suffering a back injury on the first day of rookie..." May 24

  • Super Bowl LV relocated to Tampa; L.A. to host SB LVI "The Super Bowl's long-awaited return to Los Angeles will be delayed, but only for a year. Days after it was revealed the opening of the Rams and Chargers' joint stadium would be delayed by a year, league owners voted unanimously Tuesday to relocate the site of Super Bowl LV in 2021 from L.A. to..." May 23

  • Los Angeles Chargers edge rusher Melvin Ingram is 'still doing his negotiating thing'

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, a belly-rolling, lineman-battling 311-pounder, felt good about his team after its first day of organized team activities last week. He saw Joey Bosa, the league’s reigning rookie of the year, position himself down the line. Denzel Perryman, Jatavis..." May 23

  • Chargers special teams guru George Stewart made Anthony Lynn better as a player, so Lynn hired him as a coach

    Los Angeles Times "George Stewart walked through the terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and saw a stranger with a familiar frame. The broad shoulders, the defined arms, the powerful legs, the tree-trunk neck. Stewart knew this man wasn’t an accountant, wasn’t a chef, wasn’t a salesman. This..." May 22

  • Chargers’ Dontrelle Inman out six weeks

    Pro Football Talk "The injury-plagued Chargers have lost one of their top receivers to an injury. Los Angeles receiver Dontrelle Inman had surgery to repair an injured core muscle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Inman is expected to miss six weeks, which would mean the rest of the offseason work until training..." May 20

  • Inglewood football stadium's opening will be delayed a year because of record rainfall

    Los Angeles Times "The $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally scheduled to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year and is now scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season. Developers, who broke ground on the project in November, blamed the postponement on record..." May 18

  • Former Chargers security guard pleads guilty to performing lewd act in public

    Sportsnaut "It wasn’t necessarily a huge story during the 2016 NFL season, but it sure did make for some interesting conversations in the football world. The then San Diego Chargers were taking on their bitter division rivals this past December in a game that meant much more for the Raiders than the..." May 18

  • Keenan Allen looks fit while catching passes during Chargers drills

    Los Angeles Times "With the Chargers veterans and rookie class taking the field for the first time together Tuesday, coach Anthony Lynn and the team would get to see their first-round pick, Mike Williams, catch passes from quarterback Philip Rivers. That, thanks to some soreness in Williams’ lower back, didn’t..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Chargers WR Keenan Allen Cleared For OTAs

    Pro Football Rumors "Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen has been cleared for organized team activities as he continues to recover from a torn ACL, according to Eric D. Williams of Allen, who suffered his knee injury during the first game of the 2016 season, is now ahead of schedule, but Los Angeles is still..." May 17

  • Chargers release starting LG Orlando Franklin

    Sportsnaut "Orlando Franklin has started 26 games for the Los Angeles Chargers the past two years, and now he’s a cap casualty after being released by the team. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted, the Chargers drafted two guards this year — Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney. Franklin was originally a second-round..." May 15

  • Chargers drafted Dan Feeney at 71, Patriots wanted him at 72

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers got the man they wanted in the third round of the NFL draft, and not a pick too soon. Dan Feeney, a guard/center from Indiana, went to Los Angeles with the 71st overall pick in the draft. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, the Patriots were set to take Feeney with the 72nd overall..." May 14

  • Rookies Lamp, Feeney might play big role on Chargers’ line

    L.A. Daily News "The night before the first practice of their NFL careers, Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney sat up in the hotel room they share, flipping back and forth through their binders of plays, calling out protections to each other across the room. The two rookie offensive linemen were already ahead of the..." May 14

  • Chargers' Desmond King, Rayshawn Jenkins have something to prove when rookie camp starts Friday

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers coach Anthony Lynn and quarterback Philip Rivers both cracked jokes at defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s expense before the team began the last day of the draft, a drawn-out three-day ordeal. Before Saturday rolled around, the Chargers and their draft board left Bradley and the..." May 12

  • Tre Boston says he’s signing with Chargers

    NFL Trade Rumors "Veteran S Tre Boston indicated via his Twitter contract Friday that he’s signing with the Chargers. Boston recently visited with the Steelers, Bills and Chargers, but it appears as though Los Angeles proved to be his best option. Boston, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Panthers back..." May 12

  • Chargers Sign Mike Williams

    Pro Football Rumors "Unlike last year, there won’t be a drawn-out contract dispute between the Chargers and their first-round pick. The club has signed wide receiver Mike Williams, the seventh overall selection, tweets ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Williams thrived at Clemson, particularly during a..." May 11

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Will Mike Williams show for Chargers workouts without a contract?

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in the draft, showed up for the team’s rookie minicamp and then stayed away from all activities until he had a signed deal. The stance resulted in a lengthy holdout as player and team haggled over issues like offsets on guaranteed..." May 08

  • Steelers, Chargers, Bills line up visitis with Tre Boston

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Tre Boston lost his job with the Panthers after the draft came to an end, but he may not remain unemployed too long. Boston’s found interest from several teams since hitting the open market a week ago and he’s making the rounds on visits with potential employers. Boston tweeted that he..." May 07

  • Second-round draft gamble paid off for the Chargers

    Los Angeles Times "Tom Telesco and the Chargers had no particular plans to be a “winner” during last week’s NFL draft. The winning, Telesco said, matters only on Sunday. Nevertheless, the team got good reviews for their seven-round haul that included wide receiver Mike Williams, guards Forrest Lamp and Dan..." May 05

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Chargers don’t draft a quarterback, re-affirm ‘win now’ message

    Orange County Register "On the first day of the 2017 NFL draft, the Chargers took a receiver. On the second day, they took two offensive guards. And on the third and final day, they took two defensive backs, an offensive tackle and a defensive lineman. Quarterback? They’ve already got one of the league’s..." April 30

  • Philip Rivers: I’m glad we made a move that helps right now

    Pro Football Talk "In the weeks leading up to the draft, there was a lot of chatter about the Chargers drafting a quarterback and perhaps even taking one in the first round as they looked ahead to a time without Philip Rivers leading their offense. Rivers said that any rookie quarterback the team adds would have..." April 28

  • Chargers, Jets, Bucs among teams calling about No. 33

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers said they are open for business when it came to trade discussions involving the No. 33 pick and their baiting of the hook appears to be getting some nibbles. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Chargers, Jets and Buccaneers are among the teams calling the Packers about making a..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Chargers select Clemson WR Mike Williams with No. 7 overall pick

    ABC7 "The Los Angeles Chargers have selected wide receiver Mike Williams from Clemson with the No. 7 overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia on Thursday. The selection is the first since the Chargers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. The team selected defense end..." April 28

  • Chargers made a surprising first-round pick in the last NFL draft — this year too?

    Los Angeles Times "In the buildup to last year’s NFL draft, the Chargers were largely mum about the direction in which they would go. People knew after the Rams and Eagles made trades to get into the top two that quarterbacks would be off the board. The Chargers would have their pick of everyone else to get the..." April 27

  • Chargers Re-Sign RFA WR Dontrelle Inman

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Chargers announced Tuesday that they’ve re-signed restricted free agent WR Dontrelle Inman. The second-round tender will cost the Chargers $2.746 million for the 2017 season. Inman, 28, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia back in..." April 26

  • Joey Bosa has a specific plan for his offseason work, and it seems to work

    Pro Football Talk "Joey Bosa takes preparation seriously. Last year when he was getting ready for the draft, he even practiced for the Wonderlic, before logging the kind of score that would make people who care about such scores nod approvingly. “I’m not as dumb as I may sound or look,” Bosa said. Along those..." April 26

  • Chargers could face challenge of picking between two playmaking safeties in draft

    Los Angeles Times "Facing out toward the StubHub Center field, which Monday was serving as the location for a diner commercial, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco opened his league-mandated pre-draft news conference with the most honest statement of the day. He wasn’t going to say much, he said, almost..." April 26

  • Mike Williams worked out for Chargers, Titans

    Pro Football Talk "Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams is among the players that will be watching the first round of the NFL Draft closely because he’s widely expected to find out where he’ll be starting his NFL career before Thursday night’s festivities in Philadelphia come to an end. Williams made a late bid to..." April 26

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Joey Bosa at Chargers workouts Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco held his pre-draft press conference on Monday and most of the time was spent painting the same broad strokes about the team’s plans for later this week that you hear from every team at this point in the year. Telesco did provide one newsworthy item about the..." April 24

  • Chargers plan to exercise Jason Verrett’s 2018 option

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett has earned at least a fifth year with the team. General manager Tom Telesco noted the organization plans to pick up the player's option, per Eric Williams of ESPN. " April 24

  • Philip Rivers has no qualms about Joey Bosa skipping workouts

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has opted not to show up for optional voluntary workouts. If any of his teammates will be applying peer pressure to Bosa, it won’t be his starting quarterback, Philip Rivers. “I know this about Joey,” Rivers told Hardwick & Richards on XTRA 1360 AM in San Diego...." April 21

  • Get ready for chaos when the Rams and Chargers host games at the same time

    Los Angeles Times "If freeway traffic gets bad enough, does it actually move backward? We could find out this NFL season when, in the rarest of scheduling rarities, the Rams and Chargers will play simultaneous home games at the Coliseum and StubHub Center, respectively. That hasn’t happened in the same market..." April 21

  • NFL Draft: Offensive linemen crop appears sparse

    L.A. Daily News "Why did the Rams move decisively on the free-agent market to fill holes at center and tackle? Because NFL teams aren’t likely to find many offensive-line solutions in this year’s draft. “I talked to an offensive line coach who said this is the worst offensive line class he’s seen in 15 years,”..." April 20

  • Nathan Peterman drawing interest from Cardinals, Chargers, Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "Two of them have franchise quarterbacks who’ll eventually need to be replaced. One thought it had a franchise quarterback. All three have kicked the tires on former Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Peterman said he has visited the Cardinals and Chargers, and..." April 20

  • Broncos to open 2017 season on MNF vs. Chargers

    247 Sports "The Denver Broncos will kick off 2017 in primetime. Citing a "league network" source, 9News' Mike Klis reports the Broncos are expected to open the season at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. This will be the seventh consecutive year the Broncos open in the..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Joey Bosa working with trainer instead of attending voluntary workouts

    Fanrag Sports "The narrative that there is an issue between the Chargers management and Defensive Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa will likely continue this spring. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Bosa will work out with his personal trainer in Florida, rather than attending..." April 18

  • Joey Bosa, Tyreek Hill among players most likely to suffer sophomore slump "Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and Joey Bosa set the tone for all rookies in 2016. Elliott was the league's rushing champion with 1,631 yards, while Prescott received Offensive Rookie of the Year honors after posting a 104.9 passer rating. Following a holdout, Bosa racked up double-digit sacks in..." April 17

  • San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee shines at Chargers' local pro day

    ESPN "In a search for depth as their personnel department puts together the final touches on draft preparation, the Los Angeles Chargers hosted several draft hopefuls this week at their local pro day. The Chargers did not release a list of players who attended the event. Draft-eligible players can..." April 16

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • Philip Rivers explains why he likely won't follow Tony Romo into broadcasting booth

    CBS Sports "Philip Rivers would be perfect for TV. He doesn’t curse. He has an amazing wardrobe, which includes bolo ties. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about the game, given he’s been the Chargers’ starting quarterback since 2006. And you can’t deny he has a face for TV. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound..." April 11

  • Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wary of preseason injury risks

    L.A. Daily News "Four months from now, the StubHub Center will officially welcome the Chargers. What that welcome might look like on the field remains unclear. The Chargers open the 2017 preseason in Los Angeles County, hosting the Seahawks and Saints in Carson before visiting the Rams and 49ers, but local fans..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11