Chargers Rumors & News

  • Chargers place Chris Hairston on non-football illness list, sign Tyler Marz

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers announced they have placed offensive lineman Chris Hairston on the non-football illness list, ending his season. They will sign offensive lineman Tyler Marz off the Titans’ practice squad to take Hairston’s spot. Hairston tweeted Tuesday, “The Dr. said I had blood..." September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Mayor of Los Angeles says his city would've been happy with just the Rams

    CBS Sports "If Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti had been in charge of NFL relocation, it doesn't sound like the Chargers would have ended up in his city. During a recent interview on "The Dan Patrick Show," Garcetti was asked if L.A. might have been better off with just one team (the Rams) after going 22..." September 19

  • Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is a target in practice, not just in theory

    Los Angeles Times "Hunter Henry is too good for a repeat of what happened in Denver last Monday night — something everyone within the Chargers organization seemed to agree on. The second-year tight end has a knack for finding space in the defense, using body positioning to welcome the ball into his hands. But in..." September 18

  • Melvin Gordon: StubHub Center was 50% Dolphins fans for Chargers’ home opener

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon and the Chargers were probably hoping for a bit warmer of a Los Angeles welcome. After the Chargers fell in their Week 2 home opener to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Pro Bowl running back commented that the StubHub Center was 50 percent Dolphins fans, per Joe Schad of the Palm..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Chargers targeting October return for first-round pick Mike Williams

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Chargers have a date in mind for when they’d like to see Mike Williams make his NFL debut. Williams, the No. 9 overall pick in the draft, has been out since injuring his back in OTAs. He says the team is targeting an October return for him. " September 16

  • Report: Mike Williams taking part in Chargers practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams looks to be inching closer to his NFL debut. Williams was reportedly set to be at least a partial participant in Friday’s practice for the first time since training camp opened." September 15

  • Chargers to be without star CB Verrett vs. Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett did not play in all 16 games in any of his first three NFL seasons and that streak won’t come to an end this year. Verrett was added to the Chargers’ injury report on Thursday after he missed practice because of a knee injury and he was out again on Friday..." September 15

  • Melvin Ingram not in the least bit concerned about facing Jay Cutler

    Sportsnaut "There’s something the younger generation calls throwing shade. And then there’s something that goes far beyond that. Apparently, Los Angeles Chargers pass rusher Melvin Ingram is an expert in this field. In talking about what problems he foresees in facing Jay Cutler of the Miami Dolphins on..." September 14

  • Anti-NFL billboard to appear for next 3 weeks near StubHub Center

    ESPN "A digital billboard near the StubHub Center in Los Angeles will display five anti-NFL messages for the next three weeks thanks to the efforts of a scorned Chargers fan who is upset that his favorite team relocated from San Diego. Joseph MacRae designed the images and raised more than $10,000..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • History must wait for Antonio Gates, as Rivers misses his connection

    Los Angeles Times "The longest-tenured Chargers player, standing at the precipice of NFL history, milled about at midfield Monday night while his teammates ran through drills. He was the only one with his helmet off, and stood alone, surveying the scene. It was a fleeting moment of reflection for tight end..." September 12

  • 9 key factors in Broncos-Chargers opener

    NBC News 9 Colorado "It hasn’t been the smoothest of offseasons for the Denver Broncos. It began with head coach Gary Kubiak resigning for health reasons. He was replaced not by Kyle Shanahan, son of Mike Shanahan, the best head coach in Broncos’ history, but Vance Joseph, a one-year defensive coordinator. It..." September 11

  • Chargers will get first look at Broncos' new offense

    ESPN "For just the third time since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Denver Broncos will open the season against the Chargers. And it gives the Broncos an immediate opportunity to repair one of the things that got away from them in last season's 9-7 finish -- their record in AFC West games. The..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Chargers determined to rise above Broncos' 'Mile High' advantage

    Los Angeles Times "Earlier this week, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn joked about doing some redecorating before his first game as the team’s head coach Monday night in Denver. Maybe with a brush and bucket, maybe with paper and duct tape, Lynn wanted to cover all of the signs noting the elevation of the Broncos’..." September 10

  • Antonio Cromartie Has Incredibly Fathered His 14th Child Even After He Had A Vasectomy

    Uproxx "There are many words that come to mind when NFL fans think of Antonio Cromartie, but at this point one of the first words should be prolific. Cromartie was a standout on defense with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets. He is also quite famous for having “Extremely Catholic Famers During..." September 08

  • Chargers head coach on the Broncos: ‘I think they have found their quarterback’

    Sportsnaut "For a former seventh-round pick that was battling for a starting job this summer, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is definitely receiving a ton of praise. Earlier this week, Broncos All-Pro pass rusher Von Miller likened Osweiler to a man named Peyton Manning. However out of left..." September 07

  • Antonio Gates on verge of record for most touchdowns by a tight end

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Gates owns numerous team and NFL records. None, though, compares to the one he should break this season. His next touchdown catch will be No. 112 in his career, breaking his tie with Tony Gonzalez for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history. It also will rank sixth..." September 06

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • Keenan Allen might be the best receiver off the line, but the Chargers hope he can stay on the field

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen lined up across from Kansas City Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters and, at the snap, threw a filthy stutter step with his left foot before planting his right and pushing back to the inside of the field. Peters, fooled by the move, went the opposite way. “I..." September 06

  • Chargers Re-Sign QB Kellen Clemens

    Pro Football Rumors "Kellen Clemens is back with the Chargers. The Bolts re-signed the quarterback on Monday, just 48 hours after releasing him. Clemens, 34, will return for a fourth season as a backup to Philip Rivers, though he may not be Rivers’ primary understudy. The Chargers acquired former Ohio State..." September 04

  • Chargers cut Kellen Clemens, intend to bring him back

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have announced the roster moves they made to get to the 53-man limit and they include the release of quarterback Kellen Clemens. Clemens isn’t expected to be gone long, however. Multiple reports indicate the team plans to bring him back to join Cardale Jones as backups to Philip..." September 03

  • Chargers will put Denzel Perryman on IR Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Every team has 53 players on their roster right now, but there will be plenty of changes in the next few days as teams make waiver claims and other adjustments. One of those adjustments will be placing players on injured reserve with the intention of bringing them back later in the year...." September 03

  • Chargers keep injured receiver Mike Williams on the 53-man roster

    Los Angeles Times "There was a time this offseason when the Chargers were worried that their first-round draft pick, wide receiver Mike Williams, would be cut — by a surgeon. Season-ending back surgery could have kept the team from seeing their prized rookie in their first season in Los Angeles, but a hope..." September 03

  • Chargers cut Josh Lambo, keep Younghoe Koo at kicker

    Pro Football Talk "Several kicking competitions around the league are reaching their end on Saturday as teams make moves to get to 53 players, including the one that the Chargers have been holding this summer. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team has decided to cut Josh Lambo and stick with Younghoe..." September 02

  • Chargers rookie WR Mike Williams activated from PUP list

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers may be planning to have rookie Mike Williams back before too long. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday that the Chargers will take Williams off the PUP list and place him on the active roster to begin the season. This is big news because there was a..." September 02

  • Chargers shopping Inman in advance of roster cuts

    Sportsnaut "Even with rookie first-round pick Mike Williams still sidelined to a back injury, the Los Angeles Chargers seem to think they’re in a good spot at that position. According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, the Chargers have had talks with other teams about trading last year’s starting wide receiver..." August 31

  • Legendary Chargers Quarterback Says Team’s Temporary Home Is Embarrassing

    CBS Los Angeles "Legendary Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts who led the team in San Diego during the Air Coryell years says it’s embarrassing that they have to play at the Stub Hub Center. “It is embarrassing, I think, for both the Chargers and the National Football League, to be playing in a 27,000-seat..." August 29

  • Chargers’ Cardale Jones still has catching up to do

    L.A. Daily News "A month into his stint as a Chargers quarterback, Cardale Jones remains a work in progress. “When he’s hot, it’s a beautiful thing,” Coach Anthony Lynn said two weeks ago. “When he’s cold, he’s off a little bit. But he’s still learning the system.” With just one preseason game left, that..." August 28

  • Chargers offense finds rhythm with Rivers back in the lineup

    Los Angeles Times "Philip Rivers opened up the Chargers’ preseason with a methodical touchdown drive against the Seattle Seahawks. Then, he went to the bench. He stayed there for the next 25 possessions, a stretch that lasted the rest of the opener and all of the team’s second preseason game. Without him, the..." August 27

  • Chargers want a preseason win, but won’t sacrifice player evaluation

    L.A. Daily News "The Chargers have not gone winless in the preseason since 1999, when Mike Riley was their coach, Jim Harbaugh was their starting quarterback and Joey Bosa was still in preschool. This month, the team has rolled out two ugly losses at StubHub Center, stumbling against the Seahawks and the..." August 26

  • Los Angeles Chargers are excited about their new practice facility in Costa Mesa

    Los Angeles Times "While the Chargers are excited about Saturday’s preseason game against the Rams, there were other reasons the team was buzzing Thursday. “It’s like the first day of school,” offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins said. The doors opened for the first day of class at the Hoag Performance Center, the..." August 25

  • Bobby Beathard named contributor finalist for HOF "Bobby Beathard, former Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers general manager, has been named a contributor finalist for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class. Beathard won two Super Bowls as GM of the Redskins from 1978 to 1988. He also guided the Chargers to a Super Bowl appearance..." August 25

  • Rams' Jared Goff hopes for a two-minute drill against the Chargers to complete the preseason

    Los Angeles Times "As far as wish lists go, Jared Goff’s is modest. The Rams quarterback, coming off an impressive performance against the Oakland Raiders, said Wednesday that he would “love” the opportunity to direct the offense in a two-minute scenario before the regular season begins Sept. 10 against the..." August 24

  • Chargers dismiss equipment manager after 38 years with team

    Sporting News "One of the longest-tenured team employees in the NFL has been let go. The Chargers dismissed longtime equipment manager Bob Wick, who had been with the team since starting as a ball boy in 1979. Reasons for Wick's dismissal were not clear, but a team spokesman confirmed to the San Diego..." August 24

  • Chargers, Rams rivalry brewing? ‘Not really,’ Anthony Lynn says

    L.A. Daily News "For months, the Chargers have publicly waged their “Fight for L.A.” The slogan was emblazoned on street-side banners and carved into a giant block on the StubHub Center concourse. It was the central theme of a recent promo video. And it took literal form two weeks ago during a joint practice..." August 24

  • Max Tuerk suspended four games for violating performance-enhancing drug policy "Chargers offensive lineman Max Tuerk has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced. "This offseason, I made the mistake of taking over-the-counter supplements," Tuerk said..." August 22

  • NFLPA Prez: 'We Need to Be Prepared for 2021'

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever happens after the expiration of the current labor deal, the NFL Players Association has a clear message for its members: Be prepared. “It’s not something that we can spring on them in 2020 and say, ‘You guys got to get ready for this,'” NFLPA president Eric Winston recently told Keenan..." August 22

  • Manti Te’o stars against his former team

    Pro Football Talk "Maybe all Saints linebacker Manti Te'o needed was extra motivation. Te’o looked like an All-Pro player in 36 snaps against his former team. “It looked like Manti might have played for the . . . Chargers before or something,” Cam Jordan said, via Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Time-Picayune...." August 21

  • Mark Davis: Raiders have won fight for Los Angeles

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles is a big place, but having two NFL franchises in town means the Chargers and Rams will be trying to attract new fans from the same group. According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News, however, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis believes his team has already won the..." August 21

  • Roger Goodell on verge of five-year contract extension through 2024

    Washington Post "Roger Goodell is close to completing a five-year contract extension to remain in place as NFL commissioner at least through 2024, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Financial terms of the deal, which was first reported by the Sports Business Journal, were not..." August 21

  • Chargers may have found a pass-rusher in Chris McCain

    ESPN "Chris McCain has some junkyard dog in him. Fighting for a roster spot as a defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers, the California product has turned some heads with his ability to rush the passer. McCain finished with half a sack and three quarterback hurries on 38 defensive snaps..." August 20

  • Chargers and Saints joint practices prove to be a study in NFL diplomacy

    Los Angeles Times "The Saints fans who remained at Jack Hammett Sports Complex long after practice ended alternated chants of “We want Drew” and “Who ’Dat?” hoping to lure their team’s quarterback over for another round of autographs. Drew Brees, who had just finished signing for an entire section of other fans,..." August 19

  • Chargers OL Russell Okung calls on white players to take public action

    Yardbarker "Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung wants more attention to be made to the issues of racial inequality in the country, and he thinks white athletes need to stand up for black ones in order for the public to start seeing things differently. Okung’s former Seahawks teammate..." August 19

  • Philip Rivers, Drew Brees reunite in Chargers-Saints joint practice

    L.A. Daily News "There they stood on the same field, totems from the full span of Philip Rivers’ career. Norm Chow, who was Rivers’ first offensive coordinator at North Carolina State and helped turn him into the ACC Rookie of the Year. Norv Turner, the former Chargers coach who oversaw some of Rivers’ most..." August 18