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  • Chargers OC Joe Lombardi: Justin Herbert has an elite skillset

    Pro Football Talk "Joe Lombardi may have landed the top assistant coaching prize of the offseason when new Chargers head coach Brandon Staley hired him to be Los Angeles’ offensive coordinator. Lombardi had been the Saints’ quarterbacks coach since 2009, with the exception of the 2014-2015..." January 26

  • Predicting the NFL's QB Carousel in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Tom Brady was the prize of a prolific quarterback class in last year's free-agency period. He landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now his team is going to the Super Bowl. While this year's edition of the quarterback carousel might not push a team to..." January 26

  • Which NFL Team Can Make the Best ‘Godfather’ Offer for Deshaun Watson?

    The Ringer "If multiple teams are willing to sell the farm to land Deshaun Watson, who would have the most to sell? That’s the question the Texans are probably asking themselves right now. Watson hasn’t formally requested a trade from Houston, but based on offseason reports,..." January 26

  • No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19 last week

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL reached an important milestone last week: No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced today that from January 17 to January 23, 2,126 tests were administered to 313 players, and there were zero positive tests. " January 26

  • 10 Best 2021 NFL Free Agents

    The Big Lead "Super Bowl LV will feature Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. For everybody else, the offseason has already begun. NFL free agency begins on March 17, the first day of the new league year...." January 26

  • NFL Draft 2021: Who Are This Year's Biggest Bust Candidates?

    Bleacher Report "The NFL draft is often a minefield. If a team spends a pick wisely, a prospect can help it achieve its goals. However, one wrong pick could send an organization in the other direction. While the word bust is harsh, it's fitting given the damage a prospect can..." January 26

  • Antonio Gates Takes Shots at Eli Manning

    Heavy "Last week marked the one-year anniversary of New York Giants legend Eli Manning hanging up the cleats for good. Part of the two-time Super Bowl MVP’s media rounds on the day included an interview with former ESPN personality Trey Wingo on a showing of Half Forgotten..." January 25

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for Aaron Rodgers

    Complex "This NFL offseason is about to be crazy. Deshaun Watson looks to be on his way out of Houston and Matthew Stafford will almost certainly be on a new team. If that wasn't enough QB star power on the move in the league, there's now some serious rumblings that..." January 25

  • John Madden Explains Why NFL Teams Should Hire Madden Players

    Black Sports Online "One thing Madden does pretty well is imitating the playbooks of teams. I am not sure how they get them, but they are very accurate. It couldn’t hurt to hire a Madden player, here is why John Madden think it would be a good idea. " January 25

  • Deshaun Watson, Marshawn Lynch, Snoop Dogg and More to Compete in Madden 21

    Bleacher Report "The Pro Bowl will have a different style this season, with players and other celebrities competing in Madden 21 on Sunday. The eight-man competition features two active players on each side as the AFC battles the NFC in video-game form. Fans can watch the game live at 5 p.m...." January 25

  • Scott Milanovich resigns as Edmonton coach to pursue NFL job

    TSN "Scott Milanovich's tenure as head coach of the Edmonton Football Team is over before he ever coached a game. Milanovich resigned from his position on Monday to pursue NFL opportunities. “Scott informed me this morning that he was resigning as the head coach of..." January 25

  • Regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since 1999

    Pro Football Talk "The curse of the regular season Most Valuable Player continues. The NFL’s regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since Rams quarterback Kurt Warner did it in the 1999 season, and it won’t happen this year, either. Packers quarterback Aaron..." January 25

  • Eagles to hire Shane Steichen as their new offensive coordinator

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "  Nick Sirianni’s first coaching staff in Philadelphia continues to come together. The Eagles on Monday morning reached a deal to make former Chargers offensive coordinator Shane Steichen their new OC, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. " January 25

  • Chargers To Hire Joe Lombardi As OC

    Bleacher Report "New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi is reportedly "tracking" to become the new offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.    Per that report, new Chargers head coach Brandon..." January 25

  • Chargers Hire Broncos DBs Coach Renaldo Hill as New DC

    SI "The Vic Fangio coaching tree is sprouting a thorn in the side of the Denver Broncos' head man. As The MMQB's Albert Breer reported late Sunday night, the Los Angeles Chargers are hiring Broncos secondary coach Renaldo Hill as their new defensive coordinator,..." January 25

  • NFL continues to make the pandemic a non-issue

    MSN.com "The pandemic continues to rage out of control. The NFL continues to not flinch in the face of it. Yes, the 2020 season included several outbreaks — in Tennessee, Baltimore, Cleveland. But despite some fairly major surgery to the schedule, including a three-week delay in a game..." January 24

  • Shane Steichen, Curtis Modkins emerge as Eagles OC candidates

    Lehigh Valley Live "A pair of AFC West coaches have emerged as candidates for the Eagles’ offensive coordinator vacancy. According to 9News Broncos reporter Mike Klis, Denver running backs coach Curtis Modkins will interview with the Eagles on Sunday for the open OC job. NFL..." January 24

  • Trades can be arranged now, but they’re not official until March 17

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Lions agreeing to try to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford and with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson possibly asking for a trade of his own, it makes sense for an annual (or so) refresher on how trades work in January and February. Teams can strike..." January 24

  • Chargers hiring Derius Swinton as ST coach

    Bolts From The Blue "It’s been a week into the Brandon Staley era and we finally have our first coordinator hire, and this one may be the most important, depending on which fans you ask. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are hiring former Cardinals assistant special teams..." January 24

  • Pep Hamilton set for interviews with Steelers, Titans

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton could be moving on to a new job this week. Hamilton is drawing interest for a pair of offensive coordinator openings. There was word of the Steelers’ desire to speak to Hamilton last week and NFL Media reports..." January 24

  • NFL sends memo detailing pre-Draft rules regarding draft-eligible players

    NFL.com "In a memo obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the NFL informed clubs Friday of a slew of new pre-2021 NFL Draft rules relating to hosting and interacting with draft-eligible players. These latest updates to the pre-draft process come four days after the NFL announced..." January 23

  • Brandon Staley: Joey Bosa is one of the elite outside rushers in the game

    Pro Football Talk "Brandon Staley landed the Chargers head coaching job after leading the Rams’ defense to the top spot in yards and points allowed in 2020. While much of the discussion during his introductory press conference revolved around his plan to develop young quarterback Justin..." January 22

  • Just Trade Me: NFL Youngsters Who Need a Fresh Start

    Bleacher Report "A handful of young players around the NFL could use fresh starts with new teams in 2021. Plenty of youngsters will have a chance to sign somewhere else in free agency. However, for others still under contract through 2021, an offseason trade is the only chance they'll have at a..." January 22

  • Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen Next Up for NFL Mega-Contracts—Who Could Join Them?

    Bleacher Report "Three of the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft led their teams to the divisional playoffs this season. Two—Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns—lost last weekend and are now technically entering..." January 22

  • NFL Teams Best Positioned to Maneuver Up or Down in the 2021 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The order for the 2021 NFL draft isn't quite set, but it's close and relatively defined at the top. Only four teams remain alive for Super Bowl LV, and it's highly unlikely that the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Green Bay Packers are making..." January 22

  • Chargers HC Brandon Staley Has a Unique Vision for His New Team

    SI "The Chargers had specific traits they were looking for in a new head coach. They have a talented team, and we're looking for the right man to lead their team. They interviewed several candidates and did a full evaluation of them. Chargers brass wanted a coach who could reach their..." January 22

  • How the NFL averted a quarterback crisis

    The Score "The NFL has always been a quarterback-driven league. Yet five seasons ago, even as the league experienced an unprecedented boom in passing volume, it also faced the possibility of a quarterback crisis. "As the 2015 NFL season begins," then-Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin..." January 22

  • San Antonio Hopes To Land NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Texas is big enough for three NFL teams, according to the mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Ron Nirenberg is confident that SA will land an NFL team between now and 2030 (via KSAT). “If there’s not that corporate base, pro sports franchises look elsewhere. And one of the..." January 22

  • Chargers, Seahawks want to interview Joe Lombardi for offensive coordinator

    Bolts From The Blue "Early Friday morning, Jeff Duncan of The Athletic reported that both the Chargers and the Seahawks have requested permission to interview Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi for their offensive coordinator positions. There’s already a connection between..." January 22

  • Steelers To Interview Pep Hamilton For OC

    Steelers Depot "Add another name to the potential Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator list. According to Josina Anderson, the Steelers are reportedly asking to interview Los Angeles Chargers’ QB coach Pep Hamilton. Hamilton was one our list of six potential offensive..." January 22

  • NFL announces 128 players making early entries into 2021 draft

    Pro Football Talk "The deadline for players to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft has passed and the league announced the players who are leaving school early on Friday. There are 128 players with eligibility left making the jump. Thirty of those players have already accumulated enough credits to get their..." January 22

  • Chargers coach Brandon Staley eager to build an offense for Justin Herbert

    Pro Football Talk "New Chargers head coach Brandon Staley says he’s eager to build an offense that revolves around quarterback Justin Herbert. “My vision for the offense really fits Justin and what he can do well,” Staley said. “Creating a system for Justin and uniquely..." January 21

  • Here Are The 3 “Sleeper” Teams In Potential Blockbuster Deshaun Watson Trade

    Total Pro Sports "Deshaun Watson hasn’t fully made it clear he wants out of Houston, but the many reports and his actions seem to be headed toward a divorce with the franchise. If that is the case, there are reportedly several teams interested in trading for one of the NFL’s budding superstars at the..." January 21

  • 10 NFL Stars Who Could be Traded This Offseason

    Complex "The NFL offseason is about to be crazy thanks to the revenue streams plummeting in the wake of the pandemic’s warpath. The salary cap is projected to be around $175 million, which is going to be troublesome for the six teams already slated to be at least $20 million over that number..." January 21

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Cam Newton

    Bleacher Report "In 2020, Cam Newton started a new chapter of his career with the New England Patriots after the Carolina Panthers released him in March. Statistically, he had his worst season when playing a majority of the games, but there were some positives. Newton didn't throw a touchdown in..." January 21

  • NFL Teams That Are Poised to Decline in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While the NFL offseason provides a wellspring of hope for each team thanks to landmarks like free agency and the draft, the reality is some teams will regress. Roster losses thanks to factors like retirement and bad cap situations are the biggest signals a franchise could..." January 21

  • NFL teams need to get their injury report facts straight

    Pro Football Talk "A strange dynamic has come into focus during the playoffs: Multiple teams have posted inaccurate injury information on their official websites. It’s not that injuries are being hidden. It’s that actual injuries aren’t being accurately reported on team..." January 21

  • 2021 NFL Draft: 1 Surprise Prospect Every Team Could Target

    Bleacher Report "With three games left to play in the 2020 NFL campaign, most teams around the league and fans have turned their attention to the 2021 draft, which will be held April 29 through May 1 in Cleveland. Next week, draft season kicks off in full force with the Senior Bowl. The..." January 21

  • Rams Asst. HC Joe Barry joining Brandon Staley with Chargers

    Bolts From The Blue "With new head coach Brandon Staley set to speak with the media for the first time later today, the reports about the team’s newest hires are starting to be released. The third addition so far to Staley’s staff is reportedly Rams assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe..." January 21

  • Debating Philip Rivers' case for the Hall of Fame

    The Score "Philip Rivers' time in the NFL is over after 17 seasons. The longtime San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers quarterback is one of the most prolific passers in an era dominated by legendary signal-callers, ending his career among the league's all-time top five in both..." January 21

  • Chargers Interviewed Broncos DB Coach Renaldo Hill For Defensive Coordinator

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Tom Pelissero, the Chargers interviewed Broncos DB coach Renaldo Hill for their defensive coordinator vacancy.  Hill was colleagues with new Chargers HC Brandon Staley in Denver and appears to be a candidate to join his staff in Los..." January 21

  • Jay Rodgers leaving Bears, joining Chargers

    Chicago Tribune "As Matt Nagy works to hire a defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, he is expected to have at least one more hiring to make on his coaching staff. Defensive line coach Jay Rodgers is expected to join the Los Angeles Chargers, where he will reunite with new coach Brandon Staley,..." January 21

  • Philip Rivers retiring from NFL after 17 seasons

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The time has come, dadgummit. The man whose good-natured hollering was as renowned as his highly unorthodox and highly effective throws is hanging up his helmet to put on a different hat. Philip Rivers, who came to San Diego in a draft-day trade in 2004 and played..." January 20

  • 5 best options for the Colts to replace retired Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs thanks in part to quarterback Philip Rivers experiencing a resurgence under head coach and play-caller Frank Reich. However, Rivers officially announced his retirement on Wednesday, as his mobility and physical skills were..." January 20

  • Tom Brady won't be the first QB guiding a new team in conference championships; here's how others fared

    USA Today "It's rare for an NFL quarterback to join a new team and promptly lead that squad to the NFC championship game, as Tom Brady has done for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His team will visit Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers with a Super Bowl berth on the line..." January 20

  • NFLPA director 'planning' for another virtual offseason

    Steelers Depot "Despite being nearly a year into the pandemic, and by the time the summer rolls around, 18 months in, the NFLPA is anticipating having the same virtual offseason as they did in 2020. NFLPA union leader DeMaurice Smith said today he’s expecting the 2021 offseason to look very similar to..." January 20

  • Offensive line coach James Campen won’t return to Chargers

    USA Today "The Chargers will be looking for a new offensive line coach. After one season with Los Angeles, offensive line coach James Campen will not return with the team under new head coach Brandon Staley, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. " January 20

  • Chris Harris on Brandon Staley: Amazing how fast he’s skyrocketed

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers cornerback Chris Harris played for the Broncos before coming to L.A. in 2020 and that gives him a little more insight to new Chargers head coach Brandon Staley than others on the team. Staley was the outside linebackers coach in Denver in 2018 and 2019 before moving..." January 19

  • The Only 6 Teams In The NFL That Shouldn’t Trade For Houston Texans' Deshaun Watson

    Total Pro Sports "You’d be hard pressed to find any team in the league that wouldn’t want Deshaun Watson, but there are some franchises out there who already set at QB and don’t need him. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter dropped another bombshell on Sunday when he talked about the..." January 19

  • Streaks continue: Fans with perfect Super Bowl attendance set to attend 55th consecutive game

    USA Today "Don Crisman had already decided he wouldn't leave Kennebuck Beach, Maine, without a ticket in hand, but he said friends Tom Henschel and Gregory Eaton were "hell-bent" on attending Super Bowl LV, even if it meant buying tickets of the secondary-ticket..." January 19