Chargers Rumors & News

  • Chargers promote Ryan Miller to roster

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A severe brain injury sidelined Ryan Miller in 2013. On Saturday, he made an NFL roster for the first time since. The Chargers promoted the guard-tackle from their practice squad, securing a third reserve lineman for Sunday's game against the Rams. A source said that center Rich Ohrnberger,..." November 23

  • Gates: Philip Rivers has 'severe' rib injury

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers took a fourth-quarter shot to the ribs Sunday. It wasn't the first time, a teammate said. The Chargers quarterback gave onlookers a couple held-breath moments in the second half, one when his left leg got rolled up on and another when hit to the mid-section on a third-down..." November 18

  • Scifres, Chargers kick Raiders to curb

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On came the Chargers punt team. On came punter Mike Scifres, trotting to midfield with eight-man protection. Gunner Darrell Stuckey stood near one sideline, gunner Seyi Ajirotutu on the other. The Chargers and Raiders each punted nine times Sunday. An even number of attempts. An uneven..." November 17

  • For Chargers, Mathews opens possibilities

    San Diego Union-Tribune "What will Ryan Mathews' return mean for the Chargers? Assuming Mathews regains peak form, the whole team will be better off. Let's count the ways. As the team's fastest running back, Mathews unclogs the middle and fattens margins for blockers. Mathews is the team's best stretch runner,..." November 16

  • Chargers' Jason Verrett placed on IR; Melvin Ingram activated "The San Diego Chargers lost a playmaker in the secondary, but gained a pass-rusher up front defensively. The team announced on Saturday that rookie first-round draft selection Jason Verrett has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder issue. The TCU product suffered a torn labrum in his..." November 16

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Jason Verrett to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Left labrum torn in three places. Full recovery expected for rookie CB.

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Ryan Mathews should start Sunday. Would project about 15 touches, depending on game flow:

  • Spotter likely to be removed following Jahleel Addae concussion probe "The review into the troubling mishandling of Chargers defensive back Jahleel Addae's concussion during a Thursday night game at Denver is ongoing, with both the NFL and NFLPA taking part, sources said. Concluding interviews are being conducted with both the Chargers' medical personnel as well as..." November 09

  • Le'Ron McClain arrested on synthetic drug trafficking charges "Former Alabama and NFL player Le'Ron McClain was arrested on synthetic drug trafficking charges Wednesday night, Tuscaloosa police say. McClain was arrested in downtown Tuscaloosa just two hours after police said he might have fled the state to avoid arrest. After finding 122 grams of..." November 06

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Many Chargers veterans, including Philip Rivers, resting at bye-week practice. Ryan Mathews practicing. Fully expected back after bye.

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Tannehill, Dolphins' defense dominate Chargers, 37-0

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Early in the third quarter Sunday, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was pinned in the pocket with nowhere to go. As he went through his progressions — his first passing option, his second option, his third — he was tempted to throw the ball to tight end Charles Clay. But he resisted. Coach..." November 03

  • Ryan Mathews eyes Nov. 16 return "Chargers running back Ryan Mathews practiced Friday, taking part for the first time since he suffered a sprained MCL in his knee in a Week 2 win over the Seattle Seahawks. "Being able to run again is encouraging," Mathews told the Associated Press. "That's a big step. I'm very encouraged. The..." November 01

  • Jason Verrett out vs. Miami "Chargers rookie cornerback Jason Verrett has a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will miss at least Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, the team said. Verrett's injury, originally diagnosed by team doctors, was confirmed by a specialist this week. He suffered the injury in the..." October 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Chargers rookie CB Jason Verrett diagnosed with a torn labrum, source says. Plan is to revisit it after the bye. He wants to play through it

  • Donald Brown back at Chargers practice after concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers running back Donald Brown has returned to practice after missing three weeks with a concussion. Brown was in full pads and apparently will be good to go Sunday at Miami. Brown indicated that it hasn’t been easy dealing with concussion symptoms but that he’s now been cleared. “It’s..." October 30

  • Chargers likely quiet at trade deadline

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The trade deadline is Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT. It likely will pass the Chargers without incident. Traditionally, there is little activity at this mark. This isn't baseball where a team, without a salary cap, can acquire a bat to insert into its lineup or left-handed arm for its bullpen. In..." October 28

  • Chargers reportedly release CB Marshall "The San Diego Chargers reportedly released cornerback Richard Marshall on Monday. Marshall, in his second year with the Chargers, had no interceptions or pass breakups in eight games. His release was reported by Pro Football Talk, which cited a league source. Marshall committed a 31-yard..." October 27

  • Chargers missed signs of S Jahleel Addae's concussion vs. Broncos "Another NFL club failed to spot a player's concussion symptoms, sending him back on the field to face further risk. On Thursday, the Chargers originally said they had followed concussion protocol vs. the Broncos and safety Jahleel Addae had been cleared to continue playing. That appears..." October 25

  • Blandino says ref made right call on Broncos non-fumble

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos appeared to catch a huge break on Thursday night when the on-field ruling of a fumble by kickoff returner Andre Caldwell was reversed on instant replay, with the referee saying Caldwell was down before he lost control of the ball. On Friday, NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said..." October 25

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    RB Donald Brown and CB Brandon Flowers yet to be cleared from concussions.

  • Ryan Mathews running toward return

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ryan Mathews knew he wouldn't play the Bills. He knew he wouldn't face the Jaguars or the Jets, the Raiders or the Chiefs. It became clear, well in advance of Thursday night, he wouldn't be active against the Broncos either. This next game, Nov. 2 in Miami, is different. For the first..." October 25

  • Mike McCoy: Jason Verrett wouldn’t have played if he wasn’t ready

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers coach Mike McCoy met the media on Friday and there were more questions about how the team handled a pair of injuries from Thursday night than there were about why they couldn’t handle the Broncos. McCoy was asked about the decision to play cornerback Jason Verrett after he missed last..." October 24

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    There's a fear Chargers rookie CB Jason Verrett made his shoulder injury worse last night and could miss significant time, sources say.

  • Eddie Royal says loss to Broncos is motivating, not discouraging

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers opened the season 5-1, but even as they were piling up wins they knew that they had a big obstacle standing in the way of their hopes for the season. Two meetings with the Broncos loomed and there’s not much chance of winning the AFC West title without handling Denver at least..." October 24

  • Peyton Manning hardly thrilled after Broncos' win over Chargers

    Denver Post "All this excellence can get repetitive after a while, even for those in the Broncos' video board operating room. It was the fourth quarter and the Broncos had their usual two touchdown lead when the stadium staff started livening up the soldout joint by showing San Diego quarterback Philip..." October 24

  • Fox not too concerned about Broncos’ scoreboard operator "In the end, the actions of an exuberant video board operator that caught Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's attention Thursday night were honest mistakes, Broncos coach John Fox said Friday. Following the Broncos' 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers, Manning was critical of some..." October 24

  • Peyton Manning goes off on Broncos 'disrespectful' scoreboard operator "Late in the fourth quarter against the Chargers on Thursday, Peyton Manning should have been in a good mood. The Broncos were up 35-21 and Denver had the ball. However, Manning clearly wasn't in a good mood, as you can see below. Peyton Manning goes off on Broncos 'disrespectful'..." October 24

  • Antonio Gates is now Chargers all-time leader in receiving yards "It took 44 years, but someone has finally passed Lance Alworth as the San Diego Chargers all-time leading receiver -- and it wasn't even a receiver. Tight end Antonio Gates passed Alworth on Thursday night against the Broncos after catching a 31-yard pass from Philip Rivers against the Broncos...." October 24

  • Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers: Bolden and Johnson are inactive, Cody Latimer active

    Mile High Report "Here are the inactives for the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers for tonights Thursday Night Football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Thoughts: The Denver Broncos will be without two of their key special teams players tonight. Cornerback Omar Bolden and Linebacker Steven..." October 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Antonio Gates needs 29 receiving yards to break Hall-of-Famer Lance Alworth’s Chargers' franchise record for most career receiving yards.

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Has begun on-field work. Still a process. May be out through Wk 10 bye. RT @Scott2345 When do you think we'll see Mathews back on the field?

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Chargers have ruled out RBs Donald Brown and Ryan Mathews along with CB Brandon Flowers for Thursday night's game in Denver.

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    San Diego Chargers @Chargers

    Game status: Flowers out. Attaochu doubtful. Verrett and Williams questionable.

  • Agent's Take: Philip Rivers is on his way to joining the $20 million QB club "What a difference 15 months makes. When the San Diego Chargers opened training camp in 2013, Philip Rivers was at a career crossroads. Two straight disappointing seasons had taken him out of discussions about elite quarterbacks. His 47 turnovers during the 2011 and 2012 seasons were the most of..." October 21

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion) aren't practicing. Neither expected to play Thursday vs. Broncos.

  • Freeney gets his shot at Peyton Manning

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Finally, Dwight Freeney will get a chance to sack Peyton Manning. Barring injury, Thursday night's game in Denver will pit the two friends and former Colts teammates against each other for the first time. When Freeney joined the Chargers in May 2012, he sounded eager for the chance to..." October 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • After slow start, Chargers' Donald Butler back to form "After a sluggish start, San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler feels like he’s doing a better job of earning his keep over the past three games. A switch back to a more familiar position helped in his improved play. “It’s gotten better,” he said. “Initially, I started a little..." October 19

  • Chiefs wary of the Chargers’ red-hot Philip Rivers, and with good reason

    Kansas City Star "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers hardly needs more momentum entering his team’s home showdown against the Chiefs on Sunday. He is, after all, 6-0 against them at San Diego since 2008. However, Rivers has thrown for more than 300 yards in two of his last three outings, a red-hot stretch in a..." October 19

  • Ryan Mathews working his way back

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ryan Mathews knelt over at his locker Wednesday. He slipped into running shoes. He wore gray, light-material pants fit for running. Almost time? "I'm hoping," Mathews said. "I'm just taking it one day at a time. When they think it's time for me to start running, then it's time to start..." October 16

  • Eric Weddle audibled to a fake punt on fourth-and-35

    San Diego Union-Tribune "You know Eric Weddle as the cornerstone of the Chargers' defense, the four-time All-Pro safety who -- whether it's a late-game pick or a midfield hit -- makes everyone watching say "whoa." Sunday, however, he did something that prompted an entirely different reaction. Early in the third..." October 13

  • It was messy, but Chargers still beat Raiders

    San Diego Union-Tribune "And yet, they still won. The Chargers that trounced the Super Bowl champs, shut out the Jets and buried the Jaguars by 19 points were nowhere to be found Sunday. The team whose four-game winning streak had national pundits deeming it the top squad in the NFL was MIA. The Chargers weren't..." October 13

  • Raiders fans egg Chargers' bus "The San Diego Chargers' team bus was egged by fans at Stadium as it arrived at the facility to drop off players for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was on the bus, along with a group of San Diego players. According to a team spokesperson, players..." October 13

  • Ryan Mathews, Donald Brown ruled out for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers’ ground game is set to lean on an undrafted rookie in Week Six. Veteran tailbacks Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion) have been declared out of Sunday’s game at Oakland, according to the team’s injury report. This leaves first-year player Branden Oliver in line to get..." October 10

  • Chargers may fight over L.A. market

    Pro Football Talk "Well, that escalated quickly. At a time when the NFL hopes to downplay the notion that one or two teams soon will be moving to Los Angeles, the Chargers are prepared to take steps to protect the market that’s not far up the road from San Diego. As explained by Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Chargers receivers best Rivers has had?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates has been here for it all. He has caught more passes from Philip Rivers than the next two closest players combined. Their 65 touchdown connections are most between a quarterback and tight end in NFL history. Gates was around for every one of the NFL-record eight straight seasons..." October 09

  • Chargers Bring Back Veteran Ronnie Brown

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A recent concussion to Donald Brown clouds his Week 6 availability. On Tuesday, the Chargers re-signed a veteran who knows their system. Ronnie Brown, a 10th-year veteran, has returned to the club, the team announced Tuesday. He gives the backfield a healthy body, someone who can immediately..." October 08

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