SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27
ESPN.com "Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday that the city and county will collaborate on an agreement allowing the two government entities to hire a high-powered negotiation team, expert attorneys and an investment banker to facilitate future talks on a stadium deal with the San Diego..." March 26
Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26
USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25
SI.com "The NFL said that if the San Diego Chargers relocate that there is very little chance the league would return to the city with a franchise. The Chargers have been trying to get a stadium built in the city, but an advisory group moved back its timetable for announcing its financing plan for a..." March 24
Ladarius Green had 19 catches in 2014. Lack of involvement in "11" personnel limited his snaps. Mike McCoy: "We need to use him more."
ESPN.com "San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco reiterated his wish for veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to retire with the organization once his playing days are over. "Absolutely," Telesco said. "He's our guy. Like I've said before, we'd like to extend him. And when he's ready to do that,..." March 24
SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23
Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23
ESPN.com "San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco reiterated his wish for veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to retire with the organization once his playing days are over. "Absolutely," Telesco said. "He's our guy. Like I've said before, we'd like to extend him. And when he's ready to do that,..." March 23
Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23
Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23
SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23
San Diego Union-Tribune "The best NFL athletes are cornerbacks. They run backward, sideways and forward against receivers who have the advantage of knowing where they're going. Many NFL teams are just trying to survive at cornerback, where the demand outstrips the supply of reliable performers. The Chargers have..." March 20
CBSSports.com "As teams transition from free-agency mode, they begin focusing more organizational means on the upcoming NFL Draft. That's because the veterans have been picked through and weeded out, and by and large, most teams will wait until June to sign guys to prove-it contracts that don't count against the..." March 20
CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18
NFL.com "The San Diego Chargers bolstered their defensive line on Wednesday, signing veteran Mitch Unrein to a two-year deal. The 6-4, 306-pounder can play various positions along the defensive line. He’s appeared 54 games with three starts over four seasons with the Denver Broncos, recording 48..." March 18
SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17
San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers isn’t contemplating retirement anymore. But he also isn’t thinking about a contract extension with the Chargers. Not the San Diego Chargers, and almost certainly not the Los Angeles Chargers. Asked on Tuesday if he thinks he will play his current contract out rather than..." March 17
San Diego Union-Tribune "It happened once. It happened twice. Good riddance for the Chargers, not a third time. After the team missed twice on a free-agent wide receiver last week, it agreed to terms with wide receiver Stevie Johnson on a three-year contract, sources said Tuesday. The former 49ers and Bills wide..." March 17
Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17
Jets have expressed interest in Stevie Johnson, I'm told. However, he has narrowed his choices to Patriots & Chargers pic.twitter.com/mwO1kxJ6Jf
Chargers weighing WR options. Stevie Johnson visited Friday. Have shown interest in Cecil Shorts, per source. Crabtree among other FAs.
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers are surveying their wide-receiver options. On Friday, that meant a close look at Stevie Johnson. The former 49er visited the team facility, his first free-agency visit since San Francisco released him a day earlier. San Diego has a need at the position and been working this week..." March 14
CSN Philly "The Eagles still signed Ryan Mathews after all. The team announced Mathews' three-year deal Thursday afternoon, just under two hours after DeMarco Murray arrived at the NovaCare Complex. Mathews is set to join Murray, Darren Sproles and Chris Polk in a crowded Birds backfield. The terms of..." March 13
Pro Football Talk "Give the Jets all of the free agent defensive backs. The Jets are putting the finishing touches on a four-year deal for Chargers strong safety Marcus Gilchrist, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Thursday night. Per Rapoport, the contract will be signed Friday. The 26-year-old Gilchrist has..." March 13
Ryan Mathews agreed to a deal with PHIL, he did not sign a deal. Question will be whether he signs if and when Eagles sign DeMarco Murray.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Dwight Freeney looks to play his 14th NFL season. It'll take place outside of San Diego. The former Chargers outside linebacker will not be re-signed, General Manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday. Telesco communicated that much to Freeney recently, a business decision that, from a personal..." March 12
Eagles are hosting RB Ryan Mathews on a visit today, as they look to move on from the Frank Gore situation.
ESPN.com "The Philadelphia Eagles and former San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews have reached agreement on three-year, $11.5 million deal that includes $5 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Mathews will help fill the void left by the Eagles' trade of running back..." March 11
CSN Philly "Ryan Mathews, one of the top remaining free agent running backs on the market, is expected to sign with the Eagles on Wednesday, a league source told CSN's Derrick Gunn. FOX Sports 1's Mike Garafolo first reported the news. The Eagles, who traded LeSean McCoy to the Bills and believed they..." March 11
SB Nation "Offensive lineman Orlando Franklin has signed a five-year contract with the San Diego Chargers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Franklin's deal is expected to be worth $36.5 million with $20 million in guarantees. Franklin was a second-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2011, and missed..." March 10
I'm told WR Eddie Royal will be signing with The Chicago Bears. He loves Jay Cutler per sources.
Some communication today between Chargers, Ryan Mathews' reps. "Nothing is happening right now," source says, but subject to change.
The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09
Chargers looking to make some OL upgrades in free agency. Expect them to be in on Broncos G/T Orlando Franklin.
Pro Football Talk "Two of the top names are coming off the free agent cornerback market before the market even opens. According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, the Chargers are nearing an agreement to keep cornerback Brandon Flowers before he can hit free agency." March 08
Yup. RT @UTgehlken: Source on Saturday characterized OL Orlando Franklin to Chargers as "unofficially done."
Chargers and CB Brandon Flowers reached agreement on a 4-year deal, per league sources. Deal to be signed this week.
Chargers missed CB Jason Verrett (shoulder), RB Danny Woodhead (leg) last season. Both ahead of schedule. Making full recovery.
Redskins inquired on Houston RT Derek Newton, who's also in talks on new deal w Texans. Skins also called on Chargers S Marcus Gilchrist.
Irons in fire: Chargers expected to make run at 49ers G Mike Iupati, source says. Watch for Packers WR Randall Cobb, too.
Pro Football Talk "The Chargers and Raiders have partnered up, Walt and Jessie-style, to build a new stadium in Carson, California. In all other respects, they remain zealous competitors. They now may be competing for a guy who currently plays for a team with home jerseys that match the color of the primary..." March 07
The #Chargers are making a hard push to keep CB Brandon Flowers, and indications are they’ll be able to. Deal isn’t done yet, though
ESPN.com "The San Diego Chargers and free-agent wide receiver Jacoby Jones have agreed to a two-year deal, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Ravens cut Jones in February following a difficult season for the former Super Bowl hero. A year earlier, he had re-signed with the team on a..." March 06
Covers.com "Outside linebacker Jarret Johnson will sign a one-day contract this offseason to retire as a member of the Baltimore Ravens after a 12-year career in the NFL. Johnson, 33, spent the past three years with the San Diego Chargers after nine seasons in Baltimore, which drafted him as a fourth-round..." March 04
SB Nation "A plan to build an NFL stadium on the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack was approved unanimously by the Inglewood city council Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles Times. The stadium plan, spearheaded by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, was originally created in January and..." February 25
Sporting News "One of the NFL's most experienced linebackers is hanging up his cleats after 12 seasons. Jarret Johnson announced his retirement from football Tuesday afternoon via his Instagram account. The 33-year-old linebacker, who spent his first nine seasons with the Ravens before signing with the..." February 24
Rivers on if location of the Chargers a factor in his upcoming free agency decision "I can honestly tell you that it will be."