Chargers Rumors & News

  • The Wow Factor: The real story behind NFL owners' battle to bring football back to L.A.

    ESPN "On West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, an overgrown tree obscures a whitewashed, two-story building sandwiched between a radio station and a studio lot. Inside, it's a time warp. The battered carpet is blue, and the rippled wallpaper is bubbling, peeling off. Behind glass is a showcase of dull..." February 11

  • Chargers complete overhaul of coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers didn’t make a change at head coach this offseason, but Mike McCoy’s staff did get a serious renovation at the end of a 4-12 campaign. There will be 11 coaches in positions they weren’t in last season, nine of whom are new to the organization. The last two of those new arrivals were..." February 10

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

  • Ryan Leaf reached out to Johnny Manziel's agent: 'It's like a mirror'

    Sports Day "Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, a once highly touted prospect who spiraled out of the league and ended up in prison years later, said Thursday that looking at an embattled Johnny Manziel is like looking in a mirror. Manziel has had a turbulent first two seasons in the NFL, and it came to a..." February 06

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • 'All indications' suggest Antonio Gates not retiring

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers know who will coach their tight ends next season. Who exactly he'll coach remains a murky matter. Former Titans quarterbacks coach John McNulty is set to oversee the Chargers' tight ends, a source said Monday. The group is clouded with more uncertainty than any other position on..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Chargers players face backlash after calling for sellouts on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "A pair of Chargers players faced significant backlash for their call to San Diego fans. Friday night, Melvin Ingram and Keenan Allen both tweeted to fans telling them to show up to games since the team is staying. While well-intentioned, it’s easy to argue that they came off as standoffish...." January 30

  • Goodell reminds San Diego that $300 million is available for stadium

    Pro Football Talk "As the Chargers execute a win-win, guilt-cleansing strategy aimed at getting them the stadium they want in San Diego or Los Angeles, the NFL has reminded the powers-that-be in San Diego of the contribution the NFL is willing to make to get a stadium built in the team’s home since 1961. “We are..." January 30

  • Allen, Ingram call for Chargers fans to sell out every game in 2016

    The Score "Now that the Chargers' future in San Diego has been secured for at least another year, some of their players have called upon the fans to show their support by selling out every game in 2016. Wide receiver Keenan Allen appeared to call out the Chargers' fans on Twitter, challenging them to pack..." January 30

  • Chargers announce they will stay in San Diego for 2016

    NFL.com "The Chargers are staying in San Diego for the 2016 in hopes of negotiating a stadium deal with the city, team owner Dean Spanos said in a statement Friday. Here's the full statement from Spanos: Today I decided our team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season and I hope for the long term..." January 29

  • Chargers, Rams reach agreement on sharing Inglewood stadium

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers have reached an agreement in principle with the Los Angeles Rams regarding the two teams sharing a stadium in Inglewood. The agreement allows the Chargers to move to Los Angeles. The question that remains is when that will happen — or if it will. The next step is for Chargers..." January 29

  • Chargers submit plans for O.C. facility

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It's another sign. This one is tangible. Should the Chargers move to Los Angeles, the team's home base would be in Orange County. The team this week submitted grading and landscape plans for approval to the City of Santa Ana. In a statement, the Chargers said, "The plans are for a..." January 29

  • Chargers-Rams deal imminent?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Many San Diegans simply want to know, one way or the other, whether the city will be keeping its NFL team. The Chargers want resolution, too. The team is working toward an imminent resolution to its dealings with the Los Angeles Rams. And most everyone else in the league continues to..." January 28

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Stanford economist: Bolts will stay in SD

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Roger Noll, a Stanford economics professor emeritus, has sized up the prospects of Chargers chairman Dean Spanos moving the team to a Los Angeles surburb alongside the Rams. Noll deems the odds "very long" that Spanos will broker a deal with Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who plans a $2.66 billion..." January 27

  • Philip Rivers considered retirement last year

    Bolts From The Blue "Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune is paid to write about the San Diego Chargers. Even during the offseason. Even when there's nothing going on. So, when there's news, even if that news is decidedly "non-news", he writes. Yesterday, this meant writing a story about how enough other..." January 26

  • Kevin Demoff: Chargers-Rams impasse story is “completely false”

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, Steve Hartman of XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego stirred up the San Diego relocation story by reporting that an impasse has arisen between the Chargers and Rams regarding the sharing of a stadium in Inglewood. On Tuesday morning, the Rams went on the record to dispute the report from..." January 26

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Raiders could move to San Diego for 2017 or 2018 season

    ESPN "Where the San Diego Chargers ultimately wind up could heavily influence where the Oakland Raiders play in the future. The Chargers and Rams are still actively discussing a Los Angeles partnership, according to sources, and the two sides are aiming for an answer in the coming weeks. If the..." January 24

  • Philip Rivers: The Raiders in San Diego would be ‘sickening’

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have been divisional rivals since the start of the AFL back in 1960. The Chargers have been located in San Diego almost as long, moving south from Los Angeles in 1961. Philip Rivers has played a big part in that history, having spent all 12 of his NFL..." January 22

  • Mayor of Los Angeles thinks Chargers should stay in San Diego

    CBS Sports "The city of Los Angeles currently has one NFL team and L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti wouldn't mind if it stays that way. Part of the reason that Garcetti would like the Chargers to stay in San Diego is because he grew up as a Rams fan and was living in L.A. when the team left for St...." January 21

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to FootballZebras.com, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

  • Philip Rivers would be ‘nauseated’ if Raiders moved to San Diego

    Larry Brown Sports "The Rams are moving to Los Angeles, and now we are waiting to find out which team will be joining them. The Chargers will have the first shot at it, with the Raiders having withdrawn their application. Oakland, however, can jump back in if the Chargers decide to stay in San Diego and build a new..." January 20

  • Manti Te'o Appears to Have a Girlfriend Now

    The Big Lead "Instagram model Jovi Nicole has shared two lovey-dovey videos with Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o, nine weeks apart, leading to reasonable speculation that the two are an item. " January 19

  • Rams, Chargers Expected to Chase Pete Carroll After '16 Season

    Bleacher Report "Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll declined to discuss his future beyond 2016 with the team after Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers. Could the 64-year-old Carroll retire after next season? Which two teams are expected to chase Carroll particularly hard? What other enticing option..." January 19

  • Report: Rams, Chargers finalizing deal to share Inglewood stadium

    The Score "Representatives of the Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers started work Monday to finalize a deal that would see the Chargers move to Los Angeles to share the Rams' new stadium, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports. The NFL is monitoring talks and is prepared to act as a mediator if..." January 18

  • Chargers think L.A. proposal has doable components

    ESPN "The Chargers believe the proposal for them to join the Rams in Los Angeles has doable components that could result in them moving to the nation's second-largest market as early as this year, a source close to the situation said. League owners voted 30-2 on Tuesday night to approve the Rams'..." January 14

  • Chargers examining framework of L.A. stadium deal

    NFL.com "Chargers owner Dean Spanos has one year to exercise his option to join the Rams in the Inglewood stadium that is due to open in 2019. It doesn't sound like he will take even a month to decide. The Chargers have seen the framework of a stadium deal with the Rams, Chargers general counsel Mark..." January 14

  • San Diego mayor seeks fresh start with Chargers on stadium deal

    ESPN "A day after NFL owners shot down the San Diego Chargers' Carson project in Los Angeles in favor of St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s Inglewood proposal, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Wednesday he’s looking for a clean slate with the team in getting a stadium deal done. “Today is a..." January 13

  • Ken Whisenhunt returns as Chargers OC

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Some decisions make too much sense not to be made. Ken Whisenhunt's return to the Chargers was such. The franchise has a new offensive coordinator, and it's the old one, sources said Wednesday. Whisenhunt is back after having spent 2013 in San Diego. The team finished with the NFL's..." January 13

  • Report: Chargers, Raiders not happy with NFL’s decision

    Sportsnaut "In news that can’t be considered too surprising, at least one report is suggesting that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are not happy about the NFL’s decision move forward with the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles. All three teams have been vying for league approval of..." January 13

  • Raiders, Chargers to receive $100M for new stadiums in current cities

    The Score "The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers will each receive $100 million in compensation if they build stadiums in their current cities, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross confirmed to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. NFL owners approved the St. Louis Rams' bid to relocate to Los Angeles in a..." January 13

  • Rams approved to relocate to L.A.; Chargers option to join

    NFL.com "NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility, The Associated Press has learned. The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, were left out of the..." January 13

  • Reports: Rams And Chargers Will Relocate To LA, Share Stadium In Inglewood

    Deadspin "NFL owners will soon to approve the relocation of the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers to the Los Angeles area, where they will share an Inglewood, Calif. stadium, according to numerous reports. The Rams, Chargers, and Oakland Raiders all officially filed for relocation at the end of the..." January 12

  • Chargers name Bob Babich linebackers coach

    Big Cat Country "The San Diego Chargers have announced former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Bob Babich as their new linebackers coach. Babich will replace Mike Nolan who coached the Chargers linebackers in 2015. Babich is taking a demotion, in a sense, after being in charge of a Jaguars defense..." January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • Chargers say they have 'zero interest' in Rams' L.A. stadium plan

    USA Today "The San Diego Chargers say they have “zero interest” in switching alliances at the 11th hour of the Los Angeles stadium derby and remain committed to join the Oakland Raiders with a new stadium in Carson, Calif. NFL owners are scheduled to meet here Tuesday and Wednesday to decide which teams..." January 12

  • Dan Campbell now free to seek other jobs, Vikings, Cowboys, Chargers inquired about him

    National Football Post "Former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell has gained his release from the AFC East club and is now free to seek other job opportunities, according to league sources. The gritty former NFL tight end went 5-7 as the Dolphins’ replacement for fired coach Joe Philbin. NFL teams have..." January 12

  • This is how San Diego gets screwed

    Bolts From The Blue "If you were reading Peter King's article at The MMQB today, you may have noticed this rather startling paragraph. News item: The NFL seems likely to move ahead with a plan to put two teams in Los Angeles, with the Chargers heavy favorites to be one. So many complications. San Diego owner Dean..." January 12

  • Chargers owner: 'I've said everything I have to say' to San Diegans

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest topics -- likely the single biggest topic, if we're being honest -- at this week's NFL owners meetings in Houston is relocation, specifically the attempts by the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles. All three teams have filed..." January 12

  • 2016 HBO Hard Knocks Candidates Revealed

    SI "Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan could make a return visit to HBO’s Hard Knocks next summer. Or the show could feature a team looking to relocate to Los Angeles. With the regular season concluded, we have some clarity on the NFL teams eligible to be drafted for the 2016 edition of Hard Knocks. They..." January 12

  • Chargers owner: 'I've said everything I have to say' to San Diegans

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest topics -- likely the single biggest topic, if we're being honest -- at this week's NFL owners meetings in Houston is relocation, specifically the attempts by the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles. All three teams have filed..." January 11