Chargers Rumors & News

  • NFL Hall of Famer pleads guilty in Kansas City to tax fraud

    Kansas City Star "Ronald Jack Mix, a lawyer and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Kansas City to tax fraud in a case involving worker’s compensation claims he filed for former athletes. Mix, 78, a California resident who practices law in the San Diego area,..." May 23

  • New Orleans Saints to sign WR Vincent Brown

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are signing wide receiver Vincent Brown following a tryout last week, a league source told | The Times-Picayune. The Saints were officially at 89 players prior to signing Brown, but that number doesn't include the contracts of several recently signed players,..." May 23

  • Brandon Flowers in shape, seizes fresh start

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On the topic of last season, Brandon Flowers sounds the way a prisoner might after an expired sentence, shaking his head as armed guards escort him beyond the penitentiary walls, leading him back to free air. The bad knee. The distracted mind. The poor play. He processes the time..." May 22

  • Chargers enjoyed the false reports that they’d draft Ronnie Stanley

    Pro Football Talk "In the days leading up to the draft, rumors swirled that the Chargers planned to select Ronnie Stanley with the third overall pick. When the draft came and the Chargers selected Joey Bosa, it raised questions about where all those Stanley reports came from. The Chargers were curious about that,..." May 22

  • Chargers' Mettenberger happy to be reunited with Whisenhunt

    The Score "Most players take it pretty hard when their team places them on waivers. Zach Mettenberger doesn't stray from that mold, but now that he's with his new team, he's pleased not to be with his former one. The San Diego Chargers picked up the former sixth-round quarterback off waivers from the..." May 22

  • NFL could guarantee Super Bowl in San Diego pending stadium approval

    Los Angeles Times "It was early 1993, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was in football heaven. He walked out of a tunnel at the Rose Bowl — site of the seventh and most recent Super Bowl in the Los Angeles area — and into the Southern California sunshine. "It was one of the greatest memories of my life and..." May 22

  • David Amerson, Keenan Allen swindled out of half million dollars

    San Jose Mercury News "A former North Carolina State football player turned sports agent is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Raiders cornerback David Amerson and former Cal star Keenan Allen. WNCN in North Carolina reported that documents it obtained show that Eric Leak, who played at North Carolina..." May 21

  • Chargers can't believe nobody knew they'd pick Bosa

    The Score "After quarterbacks came off the board in each of the top two spots, the San Diego Chargers' selection of Joey Bosa was the first surprise pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. The vast majority of prognosticators had Laremy Tunsil, Ronnie Stanley, DeForest Buckner, or Jalen Ramsey landing with the..." May 21

  • Joey Bosa's Brother Our Grandpa's a Mob Legend ... But I Can't Talk About It

    TMZ "Ain't no Sammy "The Bull" Gravanos in the Bosa family -- 'cause the brother of NFL rookie Joey Bosa says he ain't about to snitch on his famous great-grandpa ... who's a Chicago mob LEGEND. Joey was just drafted #3 to the San Diego Chargers ... but we spoke with his lil' bro Nick (who's playing..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Raiders, Chargers top list of biggest offensive lines in the NFL

    SB Nation "Not long ago, someone standing at 6'4, 320 pounds would be one of the biggest players in the NFL. But he'd be a smaller-than-average member of a couple offensive lines in the AFC West. The Oakland Raiders somehow got lighter along the starting offensive line when the team acquired 6'5,..." May 17

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Chargers claim Zach Mettenberger, who reunites with Ken Whisenhunt

    The Score "The San Diego Chargers claimed quarterback Zach Mettenberger off waivers, the team confirmed Tuesday. Mettenberger served as Marcus Mariota's backup last season, starting four games when the 2015 first-round pick was injured. The 24-year-old completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 935 yards..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Chargers sign guard Vi Teofilo following rookie minicamp

    Bolts From The Blue "Every year prior to rookie minicamp, teams offer a handful of undrafted free agents tryouts in order to have enough players to actually hold a rookie minicamp. Occasionally, some of those players are actually signed. Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that guard Vi Teofilo out..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Chargers flying under the radar

    San Diego Union-Tribune ", where mistakes magically and conveniently disappear, has the Chargers ranked 28th on its latest NFL power poll. Wrong again. But that’s merely another wrong it won’t ever own up to. No horticulturist here. But given the shivaree the NFL has become, the Chargers have a chance to be..." May 16

  • Chargers not concerned about labels, just performance, at safety

    ESPN "Free agency and the draft are now in the rearview mirror for the San Diego Chargers, and rookies will practice with veterans during offseason workouts for the first time on Monday. With that in mind, now's a good time to take a couple questions about the upcoming season and how San Diego's..." May 15

  • J.J. Watt offers advice to brother drafted by Chargers

    The Score "Football is often referred to as a family business. Derek Watt, the brother of Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt, is currently in rookie minicamp with the San Diego Chargers and his big bro had some advice for the new Bolt." May 14

  • As minicamp opens, Chargers like what they see from Joey Bosa

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have opened rookie minicamp, and they already like what they see from Joey Bosa, the former Ohio State defensive end who was the third overall pick in the draft. Chargers coach Mike McCoy was asked what he liked on the first day of minicamp, and he said that Bosa looked like the..." May 13

  • Ken Whisenhunt: It’s an important year for Keenan Allen

    Pro Football Talk "When Ken Whisenhunt was in his first stint as the Chargers offensive coordinator, Keenan Allen was a rookie wide receiver posting 71 catches for 1,o46 yards and eight touchdowns. Whisenhunt left for a year-plus as the Titans head coach and is back in San Diego with designs on Allen playing a..." May 13

  • Las Vegas mayor says Chargers are in play for possible relocation

    CBS Sports "If Las Vegas can't work things out with the Raiders, then the city has a backup plan: The San Diego Chargers. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman revealed on Thursday that her city views the Chargers as Plan B if the Raiders end up staying in Oakland. During an interview on the Dan Patrick Show,..." May 12

  • Chargers GM not concerned about Gordon's knee surgery

    ESPN "A day after the revelation that running back Melvin Gordon had microfracture surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee in January, San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco appeared on ESPN's NFL Insiders to provide more clarity on the issue. Gordon said on Monday that he is..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • San Diego's Melvin Gordon underwent microfracture surgery

    Number Fire "San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon underwent microfracture surgery in January, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. What It Means: We knew Gordon went under the knife in January, but the specifics of the operation were not reported. Microfracture surgery carries an ominous..." May 10

  • Bolts Share Special Messages for Mom on Mother's Day "We checked in with a number of Chargers to find out what they want to tell their mom on Mother’s Day. Jason Verrett: “Happy Mother’s Day, mom! I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. You’re the reason why I go so hard. I try to do half of what you’ve done for our family. I love you and..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Matt Slauson inks two-year deal with Chargers "The San Diego Chargers have added a quality piece to their offensive line. ESPN's Adam Kaplan reported Saturday that the Chargers have signed veteran guard Matt Slauson to a two-year contract. Slauson visited with both the Bolts and the Bills after being released by the Bears last..." May 07

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Ryan Leaf on Manziel: ‘It's like holding up a mirror’

    Great Falls Tribune "C.M. Russell High graduate and former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf said watching Johnny Manziel is “sometimes like holding up a mirror.” Leaf, a former first-round draft pick, appeared on “Fox and Friends” on Monday and talked about Manziel’s well-documented struggles. “This happens to anybody..." May 03

  • Chargers announced undrafted free agent signings

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers drafted eight players over the seven rounds of this year’s draft and they expanded their rookie class to 27 players by announcing they’ve reached agreement with 19 undrafted free agents. Among the group is quarterback Mike Bercovici, who threw for 5,299 yards at Arizona State over..." May 01

  • Derek Watt predicts a possible mutual knockout with J.J.

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt and Derek Watt could have a couple of reunions over Thanksgiving weekend. One at the dinner table on Thursday, and another on the football field on Sunday. The Chargers and Texans are due to meet in Houston on November 27, and if pick No. 198 in the 2016 draft makes the team in San..." May 01

  • Chargers release Mike Scifres, draft Drew Kaser

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers had a young punter they were set to call Saturday and inform he'd been drafted. But they couldn't. Not yet. Another call, one far less jubilant, had to be made first. After 13 seasons in San Diego, punter Mike Scifres was released. He was first to know. General Manager Tom..." May 01

  • Former Chargers doctor could lose license over treatment of Junior Seau

    ABC 10 News "The Medical Board of California has requested a meeting to discuss permanently suspending or revoking the medical license of Dr. David Chao, the former San Diego Chargers physician who had treated Junior Seau. According to a complaint obtained by 10News, Chao faces several allegations from the..." May 01

  • Chargers select J.J. Watt's brother in 6th round

    The Score "The San Diego Chargers have selected fullback Derek Watt out of Wisconsin in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 198th overall Derek, of course, is the younger brother of Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt." April 30

  • Chargers add center, draft Max Tuerk

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Max Tuerk suffered a serious knee injury last October. It limited him in the pre-draft process, but it won't impede him from competing when it matters. The Chargers drafted the former USC center Friday in the third round. Recovery from his knee injury is "coming along well," Tom Telesco..." April 30

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    Robert Klemko @RobertKlemko

    Hearing from a league source the Chargers have been quietly committed to drafting Joey Bosa for months, will make him No. 3 pick.

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    I'm not sure who @Chargers are taking at No. 3 but I'm told by source it isn't gonna be Ron Stanley. We'll know for sure soon @SiriusXMNFL

  • Joey Bosa drafted 3rd overall by Chargers

    SB Nation "The San Diego Chargers have selected defensive end Joey Bosa out of Ohio State with the third pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Bosa, an All-American and two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, battled against double — and sometimes triple — teams all season, and still managed to contribute..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • King Dunlap says he’s healthy and “ready to roll” for Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "Among the players that the Chargers are believed to have on the radar with the third overall pick of the draft is Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil, who some thought would go first overall had the Titans not traded the pick to the Rams so Los Angeles can take a quarterback. With the Eagles drafting..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Chargers 'considering' OT Ronnie Stanley at No. 3? "Are the San Diego Chargers gearing up for a surprise with the third-overall pick on Thursday night? NFL Media columnist Michael Silver tweeted Tuesday that there is "some sense that the Chargers are considering" Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley at No. 3. The team is also in play for..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Chargers GM: Rushing attack 'needs to get better'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The uncomfortable trench-related truth: The Chargers can’t run the football. Or at least they couldn’t a season ago, past tense, when the team finished last in the NFL with a paltry, painful 3.5 yards per carry behind an offensive line shuffled more than a Vegas blackjack deck. They couldn’t in..." April 24

  • "Chargers belong in San Diego" chides NFL commish Roger Goodell

    The Comeback "After a long push to get the team out of San Diego, and really anywhere in the Los Angeles area, the Chargers are now making an effort to keep the team in San Diego. Roger Goodell thinks this is a good move for the Chargers. “I said it. I mean it. The Chargers belong in San Diego,” Goodell..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23