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  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Chargers Work Out DE Kony Ealy

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers are looking for defensive line help. On Wednesday, the club auditioned defensive end Kony Ealy plus defensive linemen Xavier Cooper and Anthony Lanier.  Ealy hooked on with the Jets last year after being cut by the Patriots and proved to be a..." September 19

  • Rams defensive stars respect Philip Rivers’ trash talk

    Larry Brown Sports "A couple of the Los Angeles Rams’ top defensive players say they have a lot of respect for Philip Rivers, not just as a player, but more importantly, as a trash-talker. The Rams will host the Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday in a battle of teams that now..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Chargers’ Corey Liuget sues trainer for $15 million

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget has filed a lawsuit against his former trainer, Ian Danney, for injecting him with performance-enhancing drugs without his consent, according to TMZ Sports.  Liuget provided a full statement about the lawsuit, via Ian Rapoport of..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Joey Bosa out until October, could need foot surgery

    Yardbarker "Joey Bosa’s new foot injury appears to be quite serious. Bosa missed the Los Angeles Chargers’ opener against the Kansas City Chiefs and has already been ruled out for Week 2. Now ESPN’s Adam Schefter says that Bosa will be out until October due to his foot..." September 16

  • Hunter Henry runs in a knee brace

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers tight end Hunter Henry tore an ACL in June. Less than four months after tearing his ACL, Henry can run in a knee brace. “He looked real good,” coach Anthony Lynn said, via Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News. “He did some start-and-stop stuff, a little..." September 15

  • Chargers will travel the second-most miles in the NFL in 2018

    USA Today "The Chargers kick off their first road game of the 2018 season when they take on the Buffalo Bills Sunday. Traveling from the west coast to the east coast will be a familiar sight for Los Angeles this year as they are set to travel a total of 30,756 miles, which marks the second-highest in the..." September 15

  • Report: Joey Bosa in a cast

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have said Joey Bosa is week to week with a left foot injury, but that the defensive end is not a candidate for injured reserve. Bosa, though, is wearing a cast on his left foot, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Bosa visited..." September 14

  • The Chargers haven't found a home in L.A. yet

    Yardbarker "Beginning their second year in Los Angeles, the Chargers are in an interesting spot. They have perhaps as talented a roster as they’ve possessed since their late-2000s run of AFC West titles but play in a soccer stadium and carry likely the NFL’s smallest fan base. The NFL gave..." September 13

  • Joey Bosa Likely To Miss More Games

    Pro Football Rumors "Joey Bosa‘s foot issue has become a key concern for the Chargers. Their dynamic defensive end is unlikely to make his season debut for a bit. Bosa visited foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Wednesday and was already not expected to join the Chargers on the field for their..." September 13

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Joey Bosa Reportedly Not Expected to Play in Week 2 Because of Foot Injury

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is not expected to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills because of his foot injury, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter noted Bosa visited a doctor Wednesday and was diagnosed with a bone bruise, an injury that could..." September 13

  • The Chargers are feeling left out in Los Angeles

    Awful Announcing "People just don’t seem to care about the LA Chargers. The Chargers have moved from San Diego to LA in 2017 and until the new LA stadium is completed, the team is taking temporary residence at StubHub Center in Carson. StubHub Center is a 27,000 seat stadium built more for soccer..." September 12

  • Joe Barksdale’s knee injury adds uncertainty to Chargers offensive line

    Orange County Register "The Chargers’ starting offensive line stayed intact for less than 10 minutes. Right tackle Joe Barksdale hurt his right knee during the first quarter of Sunday’s season-opening loss to Kansas City. He limped to the sideline with some help, and was eventually..." September 11

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Eric Berry, Joey Bosa inactive for Chiefs-Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs and Chargers will be without defensive cornerstones, as safety Eric Berry and defensive end Joey Bosa are inactive for this afternoon’s AFC West game. Berry hasn’t practiced since a heel injury in mid-August. Coming off a 2017 season lost to a torn Achilles,..." September 09

  • Chargers’ championship hopes still rest on Philip Rivers’ shoulders

    Orange County Register "This should be old by now, but it isn’t. Even after hundreds of games, Philip Rivers still feels the novelty of preparing for an NFL season opener — the possibilities he envisions in the playbook, the cat-and-mouse game between offense and defense. “My hands were..." September 09

  • Joey Bosa seeking second opinion on injured foot

    Sportsnaut "After being ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is reportedly scheduled to receive a second opinion on his injured foot. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 23-year-old is scheduled to visit foot..." September 09

  • L.A.'s 'Old Man Rivers' still gets a charge out of hanging with the young guys in the locker room

    Los Angeles Times "Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is always there on third down, using his footwork, his deceptive strength and his sure hands to catch passes. Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams are speedsters who can run past the defense. Mike Williams is a big target. On the field, Philip Rivers..." September 08

  • Report: Joey Bosa out Week 1 vs. Chiefs After Foot Injury; Seen in Walking Boot

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa reportedly will not play vs. the Kansas City Chiefs as he recovers from a foot injury, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News tweeted a photo of Bosa in a walking..." September 07

  • Joey Bosa’s foot injury lingers as Chargers approach season opener

    L.A. Daily News "Less than two weeks ago, Anthony Lynn was confident that star defensive end Joey Bosa would suit up for the Chargers’ season opener. “Absolutely,” Lynn said, without hesitation. “Absolutely.” That was on Aug. 25, just after a preseason loss to..." September 07

  • Trump continues crusade against Nike amid ‘Just Do It’ campaign

    New York Post "President Trump on Friday morning took a swipe at Nike, which aired its highly anticipated ad featuring Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season opener the night before. “What was Nike thinking?” the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7..." September 07

  • Joey Bosa may be held out Week 1 with foot injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Joey Bosa suffered an injured foot during practice roughly a month ago, and he has been unable to take part in much football activity since. While it was initially believed that the injury would not affect his status for Week 1, that optimism could be waning. On Thursday, Los Angeles..." September 06

  • Antonio Gates hasn’t ruled out playing this week

    Pro Football Talk "The question might not be whether the Chiefs can stop Antonio Gates, but whether Chargers coach Anthony Lynn can. The veteran tight end hasn’t ruled out playing this week, even though the 38-year-old just signed Sunday and has had three days to prepare for the regular..." September 06

  • Chargers hope to start 2018 season on better track, one year after relocation

    Orange County Register "Anthony Lynn noticed the difference as soon as he stepped into the room. “Opening day,” he said. “Full house.” Sitting in front of him at Chargers headquarters on Wednesday were dozens of reporters and videographers — the biggest media turnout..." September 06

  • Antonio Gates opens up about his return to Chargers

    Yardbarker "The unfortunate fate of Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry eventually led to the team re-signing veteran Antonio Gates. On Wednesday, he opened up about the Chargers bringing him back. “I wanted to be a part of this family,” he said, per Ricky Henne of the..." September 05

  • NFL projected to make more than $2 billion a year from legalized gambling

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has long been resistant to the idea of legalized sports wagering — at least when making statements in public. But privately, team owners and league executives must be licking their chops. ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday shared some of the results of a poll..." September 05

  • Tight end Antonio Gates might see limited snaps in Chargers’ season opener

    L.A. Daily News "Antonio Gates made his triumphant return to Chargers headquarters on Monday, putting pen to paper before launching an impromptu celebration. The future Hall of Famer didn’t join his teammates on the practice field, but he still sauntered into the locker room like he owned it —..." September 04

  • Antonio Gates to practice Wednesday, call on Sunday to follow

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have tight end Antonio Gates back on the roster, but they won’t be sure about when he’ll be back in the lineup until Wednesday at the earliest. Head coach Anthony Lynn said that Gates will practice with the team for the first time on Wednesday and it..." September 04

  • Man who robbed Chargers rookie arrested following careless move

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Chargers rookie Derwin James was robbed at gunpoint back in June while leaving a restaurant with his uncle, and it does not sound like the men who committed the crime covered their tracks very well. James had his Rolex watch and gold chain taken during the armed robbery,..." September 04

  • GM Tom Telesco Opens Up About Bolts’ Roster Decisions "It’s been a whirlwind weekend for General Manager Tom Telesco. Like every team, the Chargers were required to trim their roster down to 53 by 1:00pm PT on Saturday. The Bolts then spent the rest of the day parsing through over 1,000 names of those let go around the NFL,..." September 03

  • Chargers cut Justin Jackson to make room for Antonio Gates

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers waived rookie running back Justin Jackson to make room for the return of veteran tight end Antonio Gates. The team announced the move Monday. Los Angeles made Jackson a seventh-round pick out of Northwestern. He missed most of training camp and the preseason..." September 03

  • Chargers holding out hope Hunter Henry could return "Hunter Henry's torn ACL will probably keep him out for all of 2018. Probably is not definitely, though. In the words of Lloyd Christmas, "so you're saying there's a chance?" For that reason, the Chargers elected to avoid placing Henry on injured..." September 03

  • Chargers “grateful” to have Antonio Gates back

    Orange County Register "He’s back. After months of speculation, the Chargers have agreed to a one-year deal with tight end Antonio Gates, the future Hall of Famer who will now enter his 16th season with the franchise. It’s unclear how much Gates has left in the tank at 38 years old, but he..." September 03

  • Chargers Cut Roster To 53

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers have moved their roster to 53 by making the following transactions: Waived: DL Patrick Afriye K Roberto Aguayo TE Braedon Bowman OL Brett Boyko (injury settlement) CB Tony Brown WR Dylan Cantrell CB..." September 02

  • Mike Williams ready to live up to his hometown hero status

    ESPN "As you enter the rural, tight-knit town of Vance, South Carolina, a message greets you in the form of a welcome-sign plaque. It reads, "Home of Mike Williams." Here, friends and former coaches embrace their star with pride. Here, nearly 2,500 miles from Los Angeles, injuries..." September 02

  • Chargers waive Cardale Jones, claim two off waivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers kept three quarterbacks when they made the cut to 53 players on Saturday, but they dropped down to two on Sunday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chargers have waived quarterback Cardale Jones. That leaves Geno Smith as the only quarterback behind Philip..." September 02

  • Chargers re-sign Gates after putting Henry on PUP

    The Score "The Los Angeles Chargers reached an agreement to re-sign tight end Antonio Gates, a franchise icon, a day after placing Hunter Henry on the physically unable to perform list, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. " September 02

  • Chargers to waive Roberto Aguayo; Sturgis wins battle "Roberto Aguayo is back on the open market. The Los Angeles Chargers waived the journeyman kicker Saturday, ESPN's Field Yates reported, signaling that Caleb Sturgis has won the kicker battle in Carson. Aguayo, the infamous 2016 second-round pick of the Buccaneers, was..." September 01

  • Report: NFL anthem talks likely to extend into regular season

    The Score "The 2018 NFL season is a week away, and the league is still trying to resolve issues surrounding its anthem policy. There's been little movement in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, and discussions are expected to continue into the season, sources told Mark Maske of the..." August 31

  • Chargers' Mike Williams ready to prove he's recovered from injury-riddled rookie season

    Los Angeles Times "The first step is hard and to the inside of the pressing cornerback’s foot. You don’t waste too much time at the line of scrimmage. It’s a deep route; the quarterback can’t hang on too long, so you’ve got to move with purpose. After that quick jab step,..." August 30

  • Chargers still deciding between kickers Roberto Aguayo, Caleb Sturgis

    L.A. Daily News "Ten months ago, the kickers of Chargers past and future convened in Carolina. The Panthers were looking for a practice-squad kicker, an insurance policy for injured veteran Graham Gano. One candidate was Younghoe Koo, whose missed kicks in 2017 helped dig the Chargers into an 0-4..." August 30

  • Chargers Met With Johnathan Hankins

    Pro Football Rumors "Although Johnathan Hankins is only 26 and has been an NFL starter for the past four seasons, he’s without a team less than two weeks before most franchises’ 2018 seasons begin. But he’s confident he’ll find a home soon, and another suitor emerged..." August 30

  • NFLPA is still opposed to 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL power structure has been wisely coy (if not outright silent) regarding its simmering desire to expand the regular season from 16 games to 18, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has jerked the cat out of the bag (probably not a commonly used expression in the oil and gas..." August 29

  • Chargers first-round pick Derwin James shaping up to start at safety in season opener

    Los Angeles Times "Before he was a draft pick, an NFL player or a Charger, Derwin James knew what he wanted to be more than anything else this season: A starter. “That was one of my goals when I met with every team,” the defensive back said, recalling his pre-draft..." August 28

  • Chargers claim Marcus Hardison, waive Zachary Crabtree

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers claimed defensive tackle Marcus Hardison off waivers from the Texans. To make room, Los Angeles waived offensive lineman Zachary Crabtree with an injury designation. Houston waived Webster on Monday to make room for the arrival of cornerback Kayvon Webster. " August 28

  • Players, NFL reps to discuss anthem policy today "A group of players and NFL Players Association representatives will meet Monday with a few team owners and NFL representatives to discuss the league's national anthem policy, a source involved with the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The meeting comes amidst the..." August 27

  • Joey Bosa ‘absolutely’ expected to be ready for Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "Joey Bosa missed yet another preseason game for the Los Angeles Chargers, but his head coach does not seem to be concerned. Anthony Lynn said on Saturday night that he believes Bosa will “absolutely” be ready for the team’s season-opening game against the..." August 26