Chargers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Manti Te'o Out For Season With Torn Achilles

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It happened again Sunday. Somehow. Yet again. Manti Te’o, like Chargers running back Branden Oliver and tight end Jeff Cumberland this preseason, suffered a non-contact Achilles injury. The inside linebacker, like wide receiver Keenan Allen and running back Danny Woodhead the previous two..." September 26

  • Chargers TE Hunter Henry should see more targets vs. Colts

    ESPN "As NFL coaches like to say, the NFL is a week-to-week league. But through two games, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt likes the way his group is purring along. One of the strengths of this year’s offense has been fast starts. San Diego, on its first four drives in the..." September 25

  • Chargers Rule Joey Bosa Out For Week 3

    The Big Lead "Joey Bosa won’t be playing this weekend either, as the San Diego Chargers have officially ruled him out for their Week 3 contest with the Indianapolis Colts. Bosa finally practiced in pads this week, but his hamstring injury is still bad enough that he won’t see the field on Sunday. The..." September 25

  • Manti Te’o exits with Achilles injury

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o suffered an Achilles injury in the first quarter of today’s game at Indianapolis." September 25

  • Gates doubtful, and Rivers sees more passes for Hunter Henry

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In a recent comment to teammate Hunter Henry, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers told the rookie tight end: “Your catches are coming.” Rivers threw no passes to Henry last week in the rout of Jacksonville, but the doubtful status of tight end Antonio Gates for this Sunday’s game points toward..." September 24

  • Bosa out, Gates doubtful for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers announced Friday that rookie defensive end Joey Bosa will not play in Sunday’s game in Indianapolis. The Chargers also listed veteran tight end Antonio Gates, who did not practice all week due to a hamstring injury, as doubtful. " September 23

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Former Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman visits Chargers

    Today's Pigskin "The San Diego Chargers are wasting no time in their attempt to find running back help with Danny Woodhead now out for the season. On Tuesday, former Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman visited with the team. The news comes on the heels of discovering that Woodhead would miss the..." September 20

  • Chargers expected to sign Dexter McCluster

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers are reportedly bringing in a new running back with Danny Woodhead lost for the season to a torn ACL. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Chargers plan to sign former Chief and Titan Dexter McCluster to their 53-man roster. Woodhead was placed on injured reserve Monday, although..." September 20

  • Chargers “Pretty Certain” RB Danny Woodhead Tore His ACL

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter, citing a league source, reports that while the Chargers are still awaiting the official MRI results, they are “pretty certain” that RB Danny Woodhead tore his ACL on Sunday. A report mentioned from last night mentioned that the Chargers were hoping that Woodhead had just an MCL..." September 19

  • Chargers sign Griff Whalen

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers opened a roster spot on Monday by placing running back Danny Woodhead on injured reserve after confirming he tore his ACL in Sunday’s victory over the Jaguars. Woodhead is the second key offensive player lost for the year to that injury in as many weeks, joining Keenan Allen on the..." September 19

  • Danny Woodhead out for season with torn ACL

    NFL.com "The Chargers continue to lose weapons on offense. After wide receiver Keenan Allen was lost to a torn ACL in a Week 1 loss to the Chiefs, running back Danny Woodhead went down with the same injury in a blowout win over the Jaguars according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The 31-year-old..." September 19

  • Danny Woodhead leaves with knee injury in first quarter

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers saw wide receiver Keenan Allen tear his ACL early in last Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and another key member of their offense is down with a possible knee injury early this week. Running back Danny Woodhead stayed down after being tackled by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith at..." September 18

  • Chargers hold big lead while routing Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "Reeling from a come-from-ahead loss in last week's season opener at Kansas City, the San Diego Chargers took a familiar prescription to get well. Feasting on the Jacksonville Jaguars for their fifth consecutive meeting, the Chargers led by three touchdowns just over five minutes into the..." September 18

  • Chargers view move to Los Angeles as inevitable

    Sportsnaut "The San Diego Chargers have until January to decide whether to join the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood. That was part of the plan set forth by the NFL when the league’s owners approved the Rams relocation from St. Louis earlier this year. Now with the Rams making their regular season home..." September 18

  • Chargers' Joey Bosa will not play vs. Jaguars

    NFL.com "The consequences of Joey Bosa's holdout will now extend into the season's third week. The San Diego Chargers' heralded rookie defensive lineman will not play in Sunday's contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury, the team announced. NFL Network Insider..." September 17

  • Melvin Gordon not stressed about light second-half workload

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Like most running backs, Melvin Gordon covets the situation when it comes. His team has a lead. It’s in a four-minute offense, looking to ice the game with first downs that chew up the clock. An entire stadium may expect the offense to run the football. Still, the defense must stop..." September 16

  • Bosa unlikely to play vs. Jaguars, could also miss Week 3

    NFL.com "The San Diego Chargers could have used a fresh body to chase the quarterback Sunday as the defense collapsed in the fourth quarter against Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs. Sadly, we'll never know if first-round pick Joey Bosa could have changed the outcome of the game. Don't expect to..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Chargers Work Out Aaron Dobson

    Pro Football Rumors "Aaron Dobson‘s NFL tour continues. The wide receiver will audition for the Chargers today, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego (on Twitter). For those of you keeping track, Dobson worked out for the Jets last week, tried out for the Eagles on Monday, and auditioned for the 49ers on..." September 14

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • Chargers work out 2 wide receivers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers know better than to expect to find a replacement for Keenan Allen, an elite wide receiver, on the street in September. They can hope to find, however, someone to help supplement the position. San Diego worked out two wide receivers Tuesday, evaluating veterans Chris Givens and..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Mike McCoy: I’ll always take the blame for every player and coach

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers coach Mike McCoy went over his team’s inability to hold onto a 21-point lead in Kansas City once again on Monday, a day after he said he needed to look at the film of the game to see what went wrong. McCoy said he didn’t feel like the team lacked “killer instinct” in the second half,..." September 13

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Chargers wideout Keenan Allen out for season after tearing ACL

    ESPN "San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team said Monday it will place the 24-year-old Allen on injured reserve and use the vacant roster spot to activate defensive end..." September 12

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Joey Bosa ruled out of Week 1

    Fantasy Pros "San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa (hamstring) has been ruled out of Week 1's matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Bosa should be considered "week-to-week" with a Grade-one hamstring strain and still has yet to practice in pads, which could indicate that it..." September 11

  • Keenan Allen carted off with right knee injury

    NFL.com "Keenan Allen's return back from a season-ending kidney injury last year has taken a scary turn in San Diego's season opener. Allen was down on the field in pain with an apparent injury with less than two minutes to go in the first half, and was carted off the field. The team announced that..." September 11

  • Chiefs rally from 21-3 deficit, tip Chargers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Smith scrapped himself off the Arrowhead Stadium turf and he wanted to let all the emotion of a crazy afternoon of season opening football flow. But, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback knew he had to wait. Smith had just scored on a 2-yard run a little over five..." September 11

  • Early diagnosis for Keenan Allen a torn ACL

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It is ridiculous what Keenan Allen can do when healthy, a reminder he gave Sunday for the first 28 minutes of the Chargers' season opener. He was a savant at the line of scrimmage, running a route-running clinic against the Chiefs' secondary. He toyed with cornerback Marcus Peters. He caught six..." September 11

  • A new start awaits Melvin Gordon in KC

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Melvin Gordon had to unplug. This offseason, if nothing else, accomplished that. The Chargers running back was so dialed into all that came with being a rookie — the spotlight as a first-round draft pick, the modest history of Wisconsin backs in the NFL, the success of fellow first rounder..." September 10

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Chargers DE Joey Bosa unlikely to play Sunday with hamstring injury

    Today's Pigskin "Apparently Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa is still being bothered by a hamstring injury and is unlikely to play in San Diego’s season-opener on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco told XTRA 1360 radio on Thursday morning that it was unlikely we..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • Joey Bosa still not practicing in pads, making his debut doubtful

    Pro Football Talk "It looks like Chargers top pick Joey Bosa’s extended absence from training camp will cost him at least one game. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the first-rounder is being held out of practice again today, since the team is in full pads. He hasn’t practiced in..." September 07

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Gates only committed to playing at a high level

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates has the age to be sage. That is good and bad, for those of us who don’t want to contemplate the Chargers without him. “It’s so hard to say,” Gates said when asked if this season would be the last before he hangs it up and awaits the call from Canton. “It’s getting close. I..." September 06

  • Chargers have until Saturday to activate Joey Bosa for Chiefs game

    ESPN "San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy remains coy on whether or not rookie defensive end Joey Bosa will play in the season opener on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday. After signing his contract on Monday, Bosa participated in one practice this past week in a jersey and..." September 05

  • Chargers get roster exemption for Joey Bosa, waive 21

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers finally got Joey Bosa under contract, but they got an exemption so they didn’t have to count him against their 53 Saturday. The Chargers placed defensive tackle Damion Square on the suspended list, and waived 21 other players to get to the roster limit." September 04