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  • Chargers Re-Signing CB Jaylen Watkins To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers are re-signing CB Jaylen Watkins to a one-year contract for the 2019 season.  Watkins suffered a torn ACL last summer and was placed on injured reserve where he remained for the entire season.  Watkins, 26, is a..." February 15

  • NFLPA president prepares players for lockout in 2021

    Michigan Live "The NFL has two years remaining before the current collective bargaining agreement is up, and it appears the league could be headed for a sticking point. Players have had rumblings of the idea this season, particularly with how markets have expanded in other sports. And now, the NFL..." February 15

  • How does the NFL franchise tag work and how much do players get paid?

    SB Nation "When the NFL offseason heats up, one of the biggest storylines to watch every year is which players get the franchise tag. Teams have a two-week window to apply the one-year tender. Players who get the tag have to either sign their tender or negotiate a long-term contract with their teams..." February 14

  • Chargers Declined DT Corey Liuget’s Option, Making Him A Free Agent

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chargers announced that they have elected to not exercise DT Corey Liuget‘s contract option, making him a free agent.  Chargers GM Tom Telesco said in a statement that the “door is certainly not closed” on Liuget possibly..." February 14

  • Chargers GM: AAF can benefit NFL

    ESPN "Count Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco as a fan of the upstart Alliance of American Football. Telesco said he watched the league's slate of games over the weekend with his two sons and believes the AAF could potentially be a developmental league for the..." February 13

  • Chargers’ Jahleel Addae & His Wife Are Being Blasted For Toasting To “More Light Skin Kids”

    Bossip "Yes, colorism is still a thing in 2019 and folks are actually out here plotting on how to make lighter babies. Los Angeles Charger Jahleel Addae his fiancée Lindsey Nelson are under fire for some ignorant comments they made that were captured on Lindsey’s Instagram..." February 10

  • Melvin Gordon: I’m not waiting on Le’Veon Bell before signing new contract

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, and he said earlier in the week that he is going to patiently wait for Le’Veon Bell to set the market before he negotiates his next deal. Apparently the star running back has already changed his..." February 01

  • NFL Players Association already preparing for potential work stoppage in 2021

    New York Daily News "Players in the NFL are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. During the annual National Football League Players Association press conference at the Super Bowl on Thursday, much of the discussion focused on a potential lockout that could take place in 2021, and what the..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell won't give NFL fans the honest answers they deserve

    USA Today "Roger Goodell is the master of double talk and untruths. The NFL commissioner held his annual news conference at the Super Bowl on Wednesday, and there will be no bigger waste of time this week. Which is saying something, given the circus that “Media Night” has..." January 31

  • Melvin Gordon waiting on Le’Veon Bell to sign before pursuing extension

    Orange County Register "Chargers running back Melvin Gordon doubled down on his anti-Rams comments this week while making the media rounds in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. Gordon will sit back Sunday hoping the New England Patriots prevent his crosstown rivals from hoisting the Lombardi trophy. When..." January 30

  • Chargers’ Tyrell Williams: I’m A No. 1 WR

    Pro Football Rumors "Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams is set to hit free agency in March. Based on his own self-evaluation, it sounds like he’ll be looking to make big bucks on the open market.  “I definitely feel like I’m a No. 1 receiver,” Williams said while..." January 30

  • Melvin Gordon pulling for Patriots, not other L.A. ""Patriots," Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon said. "All day." With those words, it's quite clear the battle for Los Angeles rages on. Gordon was asked who he would be rooting for in Super Bowl LIII: the..." January 29

  • Black NFL players explain the importance of minority head coaches

    New York Daily News "The conversation around black coaches and diversity in the NFL has been an ongoing discussion for years, but recently that conversation was elevated when this season’s Black Monday saw five of the league’s eight minority coaches fired. And while the Rooney Rule has been..." January 29

  • Keenan Allen leaves Pro Bowl with knee contusion

    Clutch Points "It has not been a great day for AFC wide receivers in the Pro Bowl on Sunday afternoon. First, Pittsburgh Steelers wide out JuJu Smith-Schuster exited the game with a knee contusion in the first half. In the second half, Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen suffered the same..." January 27

  • Philip Rivers has “year-to-year mentality” regarding his future

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said last week the team plans to begin conversations this offseason with Philip Rivers about a new contract. Rivers, 37, has one year remaining on his current deal, paying him $11 million in base salary in 2019 and counting $23..." January 25

  • Chargers GM on Philip Rivers: He's not going anywhere "Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco addressed the media Thursday to recap the 2018 season and what comes next as the team enters the offseason. Telesco touched on numerous subjects during a news conference that lasted a little more than 40 minutes. And one large takeaway..." January 18

  • Chargers leave door open for Antonio Gates’ return

    Pro Football Rumors "Last year, the Chargers were ready to move on from Antonio Gates and turn the keys over to rising star Hunter Henry. However, when a torn ACL sidelined Henry, the Bolts reverted to Gates with a new deal in September. Will he come back for yet another season?  “My heart..." January 18

  • Chargers ready to discuss new contract with Philip Rivers

    ESPN "Following one of his best seasons as a pro, which included reaching the AFC divisional round for the first time since the 2013 season, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said he wants to play for at least a handful of more years. Entering the final year of his contract,..." January 17

  • Philip Rivers misses another chance for ring to go with Hall numbers

    Pro Football Talk "Another year. Another year without a championship for Philip Rivers. The Chargers quarterback turned 37 last month and is running out of time to get a ring. “I only think I appreciated [how hard it is to win in the postseason] as the more years I’ve been in..." January 15

  • Chargers waive Nick Rose

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers signed kicker Nick Rose last week to handle kickoffs in Sunday’s game against the Patriots. The Chargers waived Rose on Tuesday after only one of his three kickoffs reached the end zone. Los Angeles signed Rose before facing Patriots returner Cordarrelle Patterson,..." January 15

  • Hunter Henry Salivating Over 2019 Season "Hunter Henry got a small taste of what he’d been missing as he appeared in 14 snaps Sunday against the New England Patriots. It left him hungry for more. In fact, it has him already salivating about the 2019 season. “It was definitely just good to be..." January 15

  • Andrew Luck will replace Philip Rivers in Pro Bowl "Around the NFL       Andrew Luck will replace Philip Rivers in Pro Bowl Print By Grant Gordon Published: Jan. 15, 2019 at 02:49 p.m. Updated: Jan. 15, 2019 at 04:51 p.m. Andrew Luck's sensational..." January 15

  • Philip Rivers on Chargers' rise: 'I don't think we are that far off'

    Los Angeles Times "On the morning after, the team that built its reputation on winning away from home was left to lament having to play so many games on the road. The Chargers went 9-0 outside of Southern California before Sunday, when they traveled to New England and went splat. They trailed..." January 15

  • Chargers staff will coach AFC in Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers had the best record of the two AFC teams that lost in this weekend’s divisional round. That means their staff gets the “honor” of coaching the AFC in the Pro Bowl. Anthony Lynn confirmed to reporters Monday that he and his staff will handle those..." January 14

  • Chargers safety Adrian Phillips returns against Patriots

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers have narrowly avoided a disaster. New England started Sunday's divisional round game by taking the opening kickoff after winning the coin toss, which is an anomaly for the Bill Belichick era. However, this decision worked quite well as the Patriots easily..." January 13

  • Antonio Gates would like to keep playing for Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught a touchdown in the final minute of Sunday’s loss to the Patriots that didn’t lessen the thumping that his team took, but could have made for a nice final moment for a long career. This was Gates’ 16th season with the Chargers..." January 13

  • Anthony Lynn: I was expecting Tom Brady’s best, it’s playoff time

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says Patriots quarterback Tom Brady played as well as expected today. Lynn’s problem is that his own team didn’t play up to expectations. Asked after the Patriots’ win over the Chargers if he was surprised by how effective Brady was, Lynn..." January 13

  • Belichick using mental warfare before game

    CBS Sports "With Los Angeles getting set to play in the frigid air of New England on Sunday, there's a good chance that everyone on the Chargers roster has already gotten to check out the ice cold forecast for the game, but just in case they haven't, Bill Belichick has placed a friendly reminder in..." January 13

  • Anthony Lynn Doesn't Get the Credit He Deserves As an Offensive Guru

    The Big Lead "Anthony Lynn shares a city with Sean McVay, a man whose reputation is so sterling that jokes have been made that his association with Kliff Kingsbury got the recently-fired college coach a job with the Arizona Cardinals. Even though it’s largely unfounded, that’s..." January 13

  • Hunter Henry should be effective in limited role in return from ACL

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Hunter Henry will reportedly play Sunday against the Patriots – eight months after the Chargers tight end tore his ACL in minicamp. This is not a surprise — and not just due to the fact this is a playoff game. The Chargers have a long tradition of early rehab for..." January 13

  • Philip Rivers' Approach To Trash Talk Is Hilariously Clean

    The Big Lead "Philip Rivers’ trash talk would be Disney-approved. The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback has mastered a strange form of clean trash talk. Seriously, the quarterback’s chirping, whether directed at an opponent or an official, could make it’s way into children’s..." January 13

  • Hunter Henry Should Be Ready to Go

    SI "Hunter Henry said he will board the Chargers’ flight for Boston on Friday afternoon with the mindset that he is playing in Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots, but the team still listed the tight end as “questionable” after..." January 13

  • Chargers got to “enjoy the cold” on Saturday

    SI "Logistical challenges (related to setting up all that’s needed for a week of work) kept the Chargers from staying East last week between games in Baltimore and Foxboro, but Anthony Lynn is doing what he can to acclimate his team. As they do with every long trip, the Chargers traveled to..." January 13

  • NFL worried about AFC title game in Bolts' tiny home

    CBS Sports "There is concern within the NFL league office about the possibility of the Chargers playing host to an AFC Championship Game within tiny Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly the StubHub Center), according to league sources, and contingency plans are expected to be discussed again this weekend..." January 12

  • Chargers Sign K Nick Rose

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers are signing kicker Nick Rose ahead of their upcoming Divisional Round matchup against the Patriots, tweets Adam Schefter of Rose will handle kickoffs while incumbent kicker Michael Badgley will continue to manage field goals and extra..." January 11

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Did the Chargers give us a glimpse at the future of NFL defenses?

    SB Nation "On the first play from scrimmage Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravensquarterback Lamar Jackson pulled back a handoff on a read option and took off himself. Defensive end Joey Bosa nearly ran down the rookie, but when Jackson avoided him,..." January 11

  • Philip Rivers has never beaten Tom Brady

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers are 9-0 outside of L.A. this year. But quarterback Philip Rivers is 0-7 against Tom Brady, whose team is 8-0 at home this season. So, basically, something’s gotta give. Yes, Rivers has never beaten Brady. The veteran San Diego/L.A. signal-caller has beaten the..." January 09

  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane's Newborn Daughter Makenna Dies from Heart Defect

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane revealed his daughter Makenna died on Jan. 3, according to's Eric Williams.  "I'm still thankful, and I thank God every day," Mebane said. "We're taking it one day at..." January 09

  • Don’t expect Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to have a big game against the Chargers

    Pats Pulpit "Ever since he joined the league as a second-round draft pick in 2010, Rob Gronkowski has been the tight end by which all others had to be measured. 2018, however, is a bit different. While he is still being a force as a blocker, the 29-year old is far from the dominant and consistent..." January 09

  • Melvin Gordon expected to be less than full strength against Patriots

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is expected to play in Sunday's divisional-round game against the New England Patriots after suffering a "little knee sprain" against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, according to NFL..." January 08

  • Chargers expected to activate Hunter Henry on Monday "Chargers tight end Hunter Henry will spend today's game watching, his miraculous return from ACL surgery put on hold for at least a week. Henry was not activated Saturday before the deadline so he's not on the active roster, but he is likely to be activated..." January 07

  • Chargers knew '60 to 70 percent' of Ravens offensive plays before they happened

    CBS Sports "The buzz around Baltimore coming out of the Ravens 23-17 loss to the Chargers on Sunday primarily involved the quarterback situation with Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson and how angry people were that Baltimore didn't yank Jackson out of his first playoff start and plug Flacco in against the..." January 07

  • The Chargers have exorcised every demon except history

    SB Nation "It’s been a while since we had any reason to talk about the Chargers this early in the new year. And it’s been an even longer while since we didn’t have to lead with Philip Rivers. He was fine against the Ravens on Saturday...." January 07

  • Patriots are healthier than the Chargers heading into the divisional round

    Pats Pulpit "The New England Patriots are finally entering the NFL playoffs on Sunday, when they will welcome the Los Angeles Chargers to Gillette Stadium with a trip to the AFC ChampionshipGame on the line. Entering the contest, the Patriots are the oddsmakers’..." January 07

  • Austin Ekeler “headed in right direction” to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers went into the weekend with a pair of question marks on the injury front. They provided an answer to one of them on Saturday when they opted not to activate tight end Hunter Henry from the physically unable to perform list. Henry, who tore his ACL in the spring, needs to..." January 06

  • Chargers' Melvin Gordon returns after suffering knee injury vs. Ravens "Melvin Gordon didn't last two Chargers possessions without getting dinged up. The running back, who entered the game with a issue to his right knee, went down after his third run of Sunday's Wild Card matchup versus the Baltimore Ravens. Gordon was attended to after..." January 06

  • Carson Palmer: Every Playoff Team Can Win Super Bowl... Except Baltimore

    CBS Sports "Former Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer spent 15 seasons in the NFL, which means he's seen a lot of football in his life, and if there's one thing Palmer knows about the NFL, it's how tough it can be to win in the postseason.  During his long career, the former No...." January 06

  • Hunter Henry will stay on PUP, won't play Sunday "There was optimism that Chargers tight end Hunter Henry would make his season debut on Sunday when Los Angeles takes on Baltimore in an AFC Wild Card game. However, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday afternoon that the Chargerswould not..." January 05