Chargers Rumors & News

  • There Are No Elite Teams in 2016

    The Ringer "For the first time in weeks, the NFL was the only show in town on Sunday night. With the World Series matchup set and the three presidential debates mercifully a thing of the past, Sunday Night Football took center stage as the weekend wound to a close. What followed was a game that will likely be..." October 25

  • Philip Rivers: It was huge to win a close game late

    Pro Football Talk "The opening weeks of the 2016 season saw the Chargers lose big leads in the fourth quarter and make late mistakes that allowed their opponents to win games, although things didn’t seem to be setting up that way on Sunday. The Chargers went down 17 points in the first half of the game and they..." October 24

  • Chargers top Falcons in OT, earn rare consecutive wins

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It took a comeback and overtime, but the San Diego Chargers have consecutive wins for the first time since November of the 2014 season. Josh Lambo kicked a 42-yard field goal six minutes into OT for the 33-30 victory over Atlanta on Sunday after Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman..." October 23

  • Chargers not optimistic about November stadium vote

    CBS Sports "Chargers ownership gave a brief update to the rest of the league during the recent NFL owners meeting in Houston, noting the lack of support from council members for their downtown stadium project, and the bleak odds of winning a ballot initiative next month, sources said. While the Chargers..." October 23

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Romo & Philip Rivers Could Be Made Available For Trade?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoken with several team officials who believe Cowboys QB Tony Romo and Chargers QB Philip Rivers could be traded at some point. Freeman lists the Jets, Browns, Bears and 49ers as teams in desperate need of a quarterback among others. A team official mentioned..." October 20

  • Despite miscues, Benjamin remains best option at PR for Chargers

    Today's Pigskin "Another game, another Travis Benjamin slip up. For the fourth consecutive week, San Diego’s coveted offseason acquisition coughed up the ball, with last Thursday’s gaffe serving as the third fumble of which he lost. His hesitation in punt return duty ended up with a loose ball and Broncos..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Gates still not healthy; was right about rookie TE

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Though he played twice in five days, Antonio Gates acknowledged Monday he still feels a hamstring injury he sustained in Game 2. “I’m not 100 percent,” said the eight-time Pro Bowler, “but it’s good enough for what I am trying to get done as a team.” Gates, 36, said the injury suffered..." October 18

  • Female Broncos Fan Nearly Falls From Upper Deck Throwing Wild Punch at Chargers Fan

    The Big Lead "This is a very short video, but my gosh it’s action packed. We have two female fans at Thursday’s Denver Broncos – San Diego Chargers game. The Broncos fan takes a wild swing at the Chargers fan, but obviously didn’t properly gauge the distance. So her momentum carries her over two rows of..." October 15

  • Rivers sets Chargers' passing mark in win over Broncos

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Mike McCoy's voice cracked, and the San Diego coach couldn't hide his misty eyes. Or the relief that the Chargers didn't blow another lead. San Diego got a career-high four field goals from Josh Lambo, and Philip Rivers became the Chargers' all-time leader in passing yards..." October 14

  • Hunter Henry has supplanted Antonio Gates in San Diego

    Pro Football Talk "When the Chargers drafted tight end Hunter Henry in the second round of this year’s draft, they hoped he could eventually succeed Antonio Gates. But they may not have expected it to happen so soon. After last night’s win over the Broncos, there’s little doubt that Henry, the rookie, is the..." October 14

  • Melvin Ingram: Chargers fine if we play the full 60 minutes

    Pro Football Talk "When Broncos running back C.J. Anderson scampered into the end zone with just over four minutes left in Thursday night’s game, there were surely some in San Diego who got a familiar feeling of dread. The Chargers had no success late in games during the first five weeks of the season and..." October 14

  • Is Philip Rivers a Hall of Famer?

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, current Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers surpassed former Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts as the all-time leading passer in franchise history. Because Fouts has a bust in the Hall of Fame, an idea was hatched for Friday’s question of the day on PFT Live. Is Philip Rivers a..." October 14

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Don't cry him a Rivers; QB glad to be long-term Bolt

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As easy as it is rip the Chargers organization for failing Philip Rivers in recent years, another fact of the matter is Rivers has signed two lengthy contract extensions with the club and is enthused about where the organization is headed. While it’s also true that bona-fide franchise..." October 12

  • Josh Lambo: When Sebastian Janikowski says something funny, you laugh

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers kicker Josh Lambo ticked some people off after Sunday’s loss to the Raiders when he was seen laughing while talking with Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski on the field after the game. Some of his teammates were among that group, leading to a conversation between Lambo and coach Mike..." October 12

  • Bosa learning volatile nature of NFL fans on social media

    College Spun "Joey Bosa, the San Diego Chargers’ star rookie out of Ohio State, had quite an NFL debut on Sunday. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft totaled two sacks, two QB hurries and five total tackles in his team’s loss to the Oakland Raiders. The start of Bosa’s NFL career didn’t go quite as..." October 12

  • Chargers place Nick Dzubnar on injured reserve, activate Damion Square

    Pro Football Talk "You may have heard this one before but the San Diego Chargers have placed another player on injured reserve. The team announced on Monday that linebacker Nick Dzubnar’s season is over after suffering a knee injury in the Chargers loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. Dzubnar had six..." October 11

  • Chargers irked by kicker Lambo laughing after brutal loss

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A Chargers assistant slammed his team-issued hat against a garbage can. John Spanos, director of football operations, stalked with anger-stiffened shoulders, heated after the latest loss. And then, feet in front of them, there was kicker Josh Lambo, laughing and chatting up an opponent. It..." October 11

  • Refs make huge error on pivotal Chargers drive vs. Raiders

    CBS Sports "Even if you didn't watch the Chargers game on Sunday, you probably already know how it ended: For the fourth time this season, the Chargers somehow managed to find a new way to lose. In San Diego's 34-31 loss to the Raiders, San Diego's fate was sealed when holder Drew Kaser botched a field..." October 11

  • Drew Kaser on botched snap ‘We’ve got to go back to the film’

    Larry Brown Sports "The struggles of the Chargers in the fourth quarter this season have been well document and they continued during Sunday’s game against the Raiders. With San Diego facing a 4th-and-1 on Oakland’s 18 yard line and down 34-31, the Chargers lined up for a field goal attempt that could have tied..." October 10

  • Joey Bosa: I know I have a lot to prove

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Joey Bosa alone could not provide a win. But maybe, just maybe, he won support from a fan base he knows is still bitter in many sectors over this summer’s contract dispute. The Chargers rookie defensive end made his NFL debut in resounding fashion Sunday during a 34-31 loss to the Raiders...." October 10

  • Carr, Cooper guide Raiders past stumbling Chargers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr wouldn't mind having a stress-free fourth quarter sometime this season. For now, though, the Oakland Raiders quarterback is enjoying the team's nail-biting, single-digit wins. Carr passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns, and the Raiders held on for a..." October 09

  • Mike McCoy facing critical two-game stretch with Chargers "Following last season, after a tumultuous 4-12 campaign, the Chargers gave coach Mike McCoy a one-year contract extension to increase stability and show confidence in their coach. Yet just four games into an injury-riddled season, McCoy's job status is once again an open question following..." October 09

  • Antonio Gates expected to play despite hamstring injury

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers tight end Antonio Gates should be able to get back on the field today. Gates, listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, is expected to play, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. What isn’t clear is whether he’ll get a full workload. " October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Chargers To Promote CB Trevor Williams

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers will promote cornerback Trevor Williams from their practice squad in advance of Sunday’s game against the Raiders, a source told Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter link). The 1-3 Bolts are banged up at corner, which could pose a problem in trying to stop the AFC..." October 07

  • Joey Bosa should debut this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers haven’t had much go right for them early this season as a slew of season-ending injuries to key players and three blown fourth quarter leads have been the main storylines of the year. On top of all that, they haven’t had the third-overall pick of the draft in the lineup yet as..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • As they seek subsidy, Bolts need to pay up if coach is sought

    San Diego Union-Tribune "For a new Chargers stadium (and a convention center annex of disputed worth and cost), team chairman Dean Spanos seeks $1.15 billion in hotel tax money. The sum would be huge at any time but especially now, when San Diego is facing sticky fiscal challenges on pension funding and infrastructure,..." October 06

  • Chargers CB Jason Verrett fears he has torn ligament in knee

    Sportsnaut "With his team slated to take on the surprising Oakland Raiders this upcoming Sunday, San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett is dealing with some troubling news. According to multiple media reports, the former first-round pick fears that he has a torn ligament in his knee. ESPN’s Adam..." October 05

  • Joey Bosa expected to make debut in Week 5

    Larry Brown Sports "It sounds like Joey Bosa may finally be ready to make his NFL debut on Sunday. Bosa was a full participant in practice on Wednesday for the San Diego Chargers. That has Chargers head coach Mike McCoy saying the hope is Bosa will play. Bosa has not played since being selected by the Chargers..." October 05

  • Jason Verrett has partially torn ACL, will miss the rest of the season

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers Pro Bowl cornerback Jason Verrett has a partially torn ACL, Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Wednesday. Verrett told reporters that he’ll have surgery and miss the rest of the season. Verrett finished last week’s game vs. the Saints, and McCoy said based on the game tape no one would..." October 05

  • LaDainian Tomlinson explains why the Chargers need to trade away Philip Rivers

    CBS Sports "If LaDainian Tomlinson ran the Chargers, he'd trade away the team's best player. Tomlinson, the former Chargers running back and league MVP, revealed after the Chargers' catastrophic collapse against the Saints why he's rooting for Philip Rivers to leave San Diego via a trade. For Tomlinson, it..." October 04

  • Chargers may pull Travis Benjamin as punt returner

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Travis Benjamin may have let his last punt bounce for a while. This year, for the second straight spring, the Chargers signed a wide receiver with a proven track record for being a spark in the return game. Last year’s investment did not pan out; that possibility was somewhat foreseeable given..." October 04

  • Mike McCoy on late loss to Saints: 'Frustration is an understatement'

    ESPN "Angered by his team's inability to finish games, San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy fumed after Sunday's latest setback, which saw the Chargers waste a 13-point lead in the last five minutes against the New Orleans Saints at Qualcomm Stadium. "[I'm] furious," McCoy said when asked about his..." October 03

  • Mike McCoy livid after Chargers blow late lead

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Chargers blew a 13-point lead in the last five minutes of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, and coach Mike McCoy is struggling to contain his frustration. The Chargers coach gave a blunt assessment of his feelings after the loss dropped his team to 1-3. “Furious,”..." October 03

  • Faulconer endorses Chargers stadium measure

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Mayor Kevin Faulconer is endorsing the Chargers stadium ballot measure after reaching agreement with the team on a series of new financial safeguards and other concessions. Support from Faulconer, who was easily re-elected in June and has strong ties to the local business community and other..." October 03

  • Saints charge from behind for 35-34 win over Chargers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Drew Brees came back to where his NFL career started. For the San Diego Chargers, Sunday's game continued a trend which they can't stop. New Orleans Saints stormed back from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit to shock the Chargers, 35-34, on Sunday afternoon. John..." October 02

  • Bosa says he's 'getting close' to making Chargers debut

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It’s been more than a month since Joey Bosa signed his rookie contract. Despite recent strides, the wait surrounding his NFL debut will extend at least another week. “We’re making progress,” Bosa said Friday. “I’m getting close.” The Chargers have ruled out their defensive end for..." October 01

  • Joey Bosa out again this week for Chargers, with lingering hamstring

    Pro Football Talk "We’re going to have to wait at least another week to see Joey Bosa make his NFL debut. Via Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have ruled their first-round pick out for Sunday’s game against the Saints." September 30

  • LaDainian Tomlinson Says Chargers Would Have Won 2006 Super Bowl if Drew Brees Was the QB

    Complex "Because they never won anything, it’s easy to forget now how absolutely loaded the San Diego Chargers were in the mid-2000s. LaDainian Tomlinson. Drew Brees. Antonio Gates. They were sick. Fueled by a steady diet of Tomlinson, the Chargers were a contender every year. They just never got over..." September 30

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Drew Brees admits Sunday's return to San Diego means 'a little bit more'

    Fox Sports "Drew Brees has been named a first-team All-Pro once and made nine Pro Bowls in his career. He’s thrown for more than 5,000 yards four times in his career and has 436 touchdowns in 16 seasons. Most of those accomplishments have come since the start of the 2006 season, his first with the New..." September 29

  • Chargers list Bosa as limited again

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice due to a hamstring injury. That means it’s a new week but the same story for Bosa, who’s still trying to get healthy enough to make his NFL debut." September 28