Chargers Rumors & News

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • San Diego Chargers in contact with L.A. Coliseum about possible move

    USA Today "The San Diego Chargers recently have been in contact with representatives of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum about possibly relocating there for the 2017 season, the Coliseum Commission President told USA TODAY Sports. The team has been contemplating a move to Los Angeles after San Diego..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Chargers coach Mike McCoy clear about wanting to return

    Fox Sports "While sifting through the aftermath of another loss, Chargers coach Mike McCoy made something clear: he wants to return next season. "Yes I do," McCoy said Monday, "without a doubt." When asked if he had been approached about an extension, McCoy declined to elaborate. "I'm worried about..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Bucs rally past Chargers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a laughing stock no more. The once woeful Bucs are tied for the NFC South lead after beating the San Diego Chargers, 28-21, on Sunday afternoon. Tampa Bay is tied with the Atlanta Falcons atop the division after winning its fourth straight game..." December 04

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • Chargers expected to exercise option for L.A. move, sources say

    ESPN "Barring a miracle, the San Diego Chargers are expected to exercise the team's option to move to Los Angeles in 2017, sources told ESPN's Jim Trotter. During the NFL owners meetings in January, in which the league approved the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles, the Chargers were granted the..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Report: Chargers and Raiders fully expected to relocate

    Sportsnaut "Fans of the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers should enjoy their teams while they can. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the odds are strong that both will move. None of this is terribly surprising. The Chargers' future in San Diego was dealt a serious blow when Measure C not only..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Telesco: Bosa has Bolts in same class as West defenses

    NFL.com "The AFC West is arguably the best division in football, in part because every team has at least two players that can completely disrupt their opponent's most important position: the quarterback. In Denver, Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware make up a Super Bowl champion duo. The return of Justin..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Chargers' Benjamin set to return vs. Texans

    CBS Sports "Benjamin (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Texans, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network." November 27

  • Rivers propels Chargers past sliding Texans

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Mired in the basement of the AFC West, the Chargers required a performance just shy of perfection to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. For one half, quarterback Philip Rivers produced an effort in line with those needs. Rivers tossed three touchdown passes and the San Diego..." November 27

  • Chargers and Rams continue to make headway on stadium deal in L.A.

    CBS Sports "With the Chargers out of stadium options in San Diego and now less than two months away from a window to execute an option to join the Rams in Los Angeles, ownership remains in close contact with Rams owner Stan Kroenke regarding a potential move. The tenor of those conversations has continued to..." November 27

  • Chargers' Allen says he'll be ready for OTAs next year

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Keenan Allen this week ramped up his comeback from reconstructive knee surgery, and said he plans to take part in spring camp. In addition, Allen took on an enticing subject. With better health, what would the Bolts be? “This team can be really amazing,” Allen said. “They still are..." November 26

  • Chargers rule three out, Benjamin questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers have ruled three players out and have listed wide receiver Travis Benjamin as questionable for Sunday’s game at Houston. Out are linebacker Jatavis Brown (knee), cornerback Brandon Flowers (concussion) and tight end Asante Cleveland, who has a concussion and a knee injury after..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Chargers place Brandon Mebane on injured reserve, promote Trovon Reed

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane became the 15th member of the San Diego Chargers injured reserve list on Tuesday. Mebane suffered a torn biceps in last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. He joins Keenan Allen, Sean Lissemore, Branden Oliver, Manti Te’o, Jason Verrett and Danny Woodhead as key..." November 23

  • Chargers Claim RB Ronnie Hillman Off Waivers, Cut WR Griff Whalen

    NFL Trade Rumors "The San Diego Chargers announced Tuesday that they’ve claimed RB Ronnie Hillman off of waivers from the Vikings and placed WR Griff Whalen on waivers. Hillman, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before re-signing with Denver on a..." November 22

  • ‘No hurdles’ standing in way of Chargers moving to Los Angeles

    Sportsnaut "The San Diego Chargers appear headed to Los Angeles to join the Rams in Inglewood. This eventuality took hold after the city of San Diego failed to pass a ballot measure that would have provided the Chargers will public financing for a new venue. As of right now, the Chargers are reportedly in..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Goodell: Raiders, Chargers staying put is ideal

    SI "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the "ideal scenario" for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders would be for both franchises to stay where they are. Goodell made the comments at groundbreaking ceremony for the Los Angeles Rams' new stadium, which is set to open before the 2019..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Chargers' Mebane out for season with torn biceps

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Monday afternoon report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the San Diego Chargers may have suffered yet another momentous blow to their roster. After already losing several key offensive weapons to season-ending injuries, it appears that defensive tackle Brandon Mebane has become the..." November 14

  • Philip Rivers: I know they count on me to be better

    San Diego Union-Tribune "This is not how it goes around here. Even during a season in which the Chargers have found all manner of wild ways to lose, we didn’t see this one coming. The Chargers don’t get let down by the one who lifts them up. Philip Rivers was intercepted four times in the fourth quarter as the..." November 14

  • Concerns emerge regarding ability of Chargers and Rams to strike a deal

    Pro Football Talk "With the San Diego stadium resolution failing miserably, the next question becomes whether the Chargers will take advantage of their opportunity to strike a deal with the Rams to share the L.A. market. The window closes, barring an extension, on January 15, 2017. Per a source with knowledge of..." November 14

  • Dolphins pick off Chargers on late interception

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso deked San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers with just over a minute remaining on Sunday. And Rivers bit. "Maybe he was expecting me to go up the seam," Alonso said. Instead, Alonso let a receiver pass through his zone..." November 13

  • Chargers have few options but to move to Los Angeles after stadium vote fails

    CBS Sports "The Chargers, after Tuesday's resounding defeat in a ballot initiative for a new stadium in San Diego, have few options but to exercise their option to join the Rams in Los Angeles, according to sources close to the situation. The franchise went into this vote anticipating a defeat, but these..." November 13

  • Travis Benjamin doubtful for Chargers this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers played without tight end Hunter Henry and with wide receiver Travis Benjamin last week, but it looks like things will be reversed this Sunday. Benjamin couldn’t make it through last Sunday’s victory over the Titans due to a knee injury and he didn’t participate in practice at all..." November 11

  • Fluker fined for unnecessary roughness vs. Titans

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness in last week’s win over the Titans, PFT has confirmed. Fluker came crashing into a pile that included Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and several other players in the second quarter." November 11

  • Philip Rivers disappointed Chargers stadium funding measure didn’t pass

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Mike McCoy did not avoid the subject Wednesday morning, the head coach addressing the results of the Chargers’ proposed downtown stadium project in his first team meeting since immediately following Sunday’s win over the Titans. The team was victorious this week. Measure C was..." November 11

  • NFL may consider fewer commercials to improve ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s a lot of infuriating things happening in the world and in the world of sports right now. But for me, what has to be near the top of the list, at least in the top five, is this… Commercial. Touchback. Commercial. You know those interminable points in an NFL game after a team goes on a..." November 10

  • Donald Trump victory reportedly creating racial divide among NFL locker rooms

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the most common lessons a parent teaches a child is to not discuss politics with friends you want to keep. The same can apparently be said of NFL players and their teammates. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report has spoken with more than two dozen current NFL players since Donald Trump won..." November 10

  • With ratings falling, the NFL may speed up game pace

    Today's Pigskin "Are NFL games just too slow? That’s one question being asked by executives as the rating continue to falter. NFL Media executive VP and NFL Network president and CEO Brian Rolapp was recently asked if the pace of games needed to increase to draw people back in, and he said: “Could [games] be..." November 10

  • Chargers Likely To Play 2017 In San Diego

    Pro Football Rumors "The plan to construct a publicly funded $1.15 billion stadium for the Chargers in downtown San Diego went up in flames on Election Day, as just 43.1 percent of voters signed off on a proposal that needed two-thirds approval to pass. Nevertheless, there’s optimism about an eventual deal, writes..." November 10

  • NFL not rushing to rewrite marijuana policy amid new laws

    ESPN "The expansion of marijuana legalization across the United States during this week's elections will not spur any immediate changes in the NFL's joint drug policy with the NFL Players Association, spokesmen for both the league and the NFLPA said Wednesday. The NFLPA, however, will continue its..." November 10

  • Early returns show Chargers stadium measure is failing miserably

    Pro Football Talk "With 15 percent of the vote counted — all from absentee voters — the proposal to publicly fund a new stadium in San Diego is on track to fail miserably. As noted by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers are losing 61 percent to 39. If it holds, it’s the kind of blowout that..." November 09

  • How the NFL paved the way for Donald Trump's presidency

    Fox Sports "There was an election in America on Tuesday night and business mogul/reality star/Home Alone 2 starrer Donald Trump pulled off one of the great upsets in history to defeat Hillary Clinton and become the President-elect of the United States. And, if you're one of the 49% of people who didn't vote..." November 09

  • San Diego stadium vote fails; Chargers likely to move to Los Angeles

    Fox Sports "The NFL returned to Los Angeles when the Rams moved to Southern California earlier this year. The Rams might get some company soon. Measure C, a $1.8 billion stadium funding bill on Tuesday's ballot in San Diego, appears destined to fail, pulling well less than the two-thirds margin required..." November 09

  • Pereira thinks NFL turning to full-time officials would be a mistake

    Pro Football Talk "Since Saints coach Sean Payton said last week on PFT Live that the NFL needs full-time officials, there has seemed to be a groundswell of support for the idea, even including the league’s head of officiating, Dean Blandino, saying the idea has merit. But a former head of officiating doesn’t..." November 09

  • HOF: Gold jackets, rings are to be worn only by Hall of Famers

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame is standing by its policy not to give gold jackets and rings to the families of players inducted posthumously. Amid criticism from one of the daughters of Ken Stabler, the former quarterback who was inducted posthumously this year, many have called on the Hall to..." November 08

  • Dexter McCluster explains fractured forearm

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Dexter McCluster walked out of the Chargers’ facility on Friday afternoon, having a good sense where he’d be in about 48 hours. A game against the Titans, his former team of the past two seasons, would be finished. He’d probably be in the locker room, reflecting on his role in the game. Life is..." November 07

  • Gordon, Rivers carry Chargers past Titans

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Melvin Gordon strolled to the podium looking fresh, despite a long day at work. "I feel fine," the San Diego Chargers running back said, "although I might feel it tomorrow." Gordon collected 261 total yards and a touchdown as the San Diego Chargers beat the Tennessee..." November 06

  • Dexter McCluster suffers freak injury, out for year

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers have seen their share of freak injuries, tight end Jeff Cumberland blowing out his Achilles in August while running a seam route, wide receiver Keenan Allen tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in non-contact fashion during the season opener in September. The list goes on for the..." November 05