Chargers Rumors & News

  • Chargers rookie Joey Bosa to hold out of camp

    Sportsnaut "Rookie San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is reportedly set to hold out of training camp in the midst of a contract standoff. Steve Wyche of NFL Network was the first to report on this development, noting the two issues holding up a contract are “bonus payout timing and offset..." July 29

  • Chargers Sign G-T Marcel Jones; Waive C Trevor Robinson "A new face was among the players who reported to training camp Friday morning as the San Diego Chargers signed guard-tackle Marcel Jones. To make room, the team waived center Trevor Robinson. The 6-7, 320-pound Nebraska product was initially a seventh round selection (234th overall) in the..." July 29

  • Cardinals sign former Chargers LB Donald Butler

    Revenge Of The Birds "The Cardinals added another piece to their puzzle prior to the start of Training Camp. Donald Butler was brought in by the Cardinals to add more experience to a vastly inexperience inside linebacker room. Butler has spent the last five seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He was drafted in 2010..." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Chargers GM not sure Bosa will show up to camp

    ESPN "The impasse between the San Diego Chargers and rookie Joey Bosa continues with no end in sight, according to general manager Tom Telesco. “I don’t know,” Telesco told The Mighty 1090 AM radio in San Diego, when asked if he had any expectations that Bosa would show up for the start of training..." July 26

  • Woodhead back from scare, feels 'great'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "At first, Danny Woodhead was unsure. The way a lineman rolled into his ankle during a minicamp practice this June resembled the mechanism of a 2014 injury against the Bills that required surgery and ended his season. So, while the Chargers running back was down on the practice field and as..." July 25

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Joey Bosa holdout not ugly — yet

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A long line at the Fashion Valley Mall on Saturday stretched across several dozen people who stood upward of four-plus hours, all awaiting an item the Chargers themselves hope to receive this month. Joey Bosa's signature. Those fans got theirs. The Chargers must wait a little longer. Bosa..." July 17

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Ohio man charged with defrauding NFL players through horse-racing scheme

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with running a horse racing scheme where several National Football League players — including three former Cleveland Browns — lost money. Jonathan Pippin, 29, of Logan, faces two counts of wire fraud and a money laundering charge. Prosecutors say he ripped off..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Chargers 'convadium' plan heading to ballot

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers secured enough valid signatures for the team’s proposal to raise local hotel taxes to pay for a downtown “convadium” to appear on the November ballot, San Diego City Clerk Liz Maland said Saturday afternoon. If approved, the proposal could keep the team from moving to the Los..." July 09

  • Chargers sign Third Round pick Max Tuerk

    Bolts From The Blue "The Chargers announced they have signed their third round pick Max Tuerk. The deal is for 4 years and worth $3.23 Million. Tuerk is coming off an ACL injury he sustained last October but was running with the second team offense in Mini-Camp. Though there wasn't much contact up to that point in..." July 07

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • PFF: Corey Liuget is signed to one of the worst contracts in the NFL

    Bolts From The Blue "Pro Football Focus has been reviewing the five best and worst contracts at every position and Corey Liuget is the "star" of their Five Worst NFL Interior Defender Contracts. Liuget has never been a favorite of the player grading site and as the title no doubt clued you in, that hasn't changed..." July 06

  • Philip Rivers hopes stability brings results

    USA Today "Texans limited partner Philip Burguieres, a former vice chairman of the franchise who played a key role in helping owner Bob McNair bring the NFL back to Houston, died Thursday night. Burguieres, a Louisiana native, served as McNair's right-hand man with the Texans and other business ventures..." July 02

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Chargers' stadium proposal needs two-thirds, not simple majority, for approval

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The state Supreme Court late Wednesday temporarily blocked a March lower court ruling that said tax increases like the Chargers stadium initiative need approval from a simple majority instead of two-thirds of voters. The decision to review the appellate court ruling, which could lead to..." June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • The Chargers need to quit being dumb and sign Joey Bosa

    SB Nation "The Chargers should quit being dumb and sign Joey Bosa. San Diego's first-round pick still doesn't have a contract, despite the fact that rookie contracts are painfully easy to do now. Why? Because the Chargers are being cheap over the offset language. Offsets in a contract allow the team to..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt focused on revamping run game

    ESPN "I asked San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy what advice he gave players before they took off for exotic locales like Hawaii and Jamaica for vacation, and here’s what he had to say: “Really, the veterans know what it takes,” McCoy said. “They know what it takes to come back in shape. You’ve..." June 20

  • Chris Watt recovering from knee surgery

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chris Watt appeared in 47 straight games, 34 of which he started, at Notre Dame. He saw the field in 50 games total, twice sidelined as a senior to a pair of relatively minor knee injuries. He was a rock at left guard, someone familiar with the trenches and not the tub, a darn near unbreakable..." June 17

  • Woodhead suffers apparent leg injury at Chargers minicamp

    The Score "San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead was forced to leave Wednesday's minicamp session with an apparent leg injury. The team training staff attended to Woodhead as he was down on the field and surrounded by teammates. He appeared to be favoring his left ankle, but was able to get off..." June 15

  • Joey Bosa skips minicamp over contract

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Joey Bosa handled his business at Chargers Park for the past month, attending nearly every team function and improving over the course of organized team activities. But his spring has come to a sudden, apparent end. It's business. The Chargers began their three-day minicamp Tuesday..." June 14

  • Manti Te’o trying to fill leader role vacated by Eric Weddle

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers defense has undergone some changes since the end of last season, including the departure of safety Eric Weddle after nine seasons with the team. Weddle’s departure opens a hole in the secondary and it opens a hole in the team’s leadership as Weddle had been an experienced and..." June 13

  • Earl Faison, Former Chargers DE, Dies at Age 77

    Bleacher Report "The San Diego Chargers announced on Monday that former defensive end Earl Faison died at the age of 77. Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos released the following statement: On behalf of the Spanos family and the entire Chargers organization, we’d like to express our deepest sympathies to the..." June 13

  • Melvin Ingram purchases $22,000 diamond 'grill'

    Bolts From The Blue "The San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram has, according to TMZ, purchased a $22,000 'grill' made with white gold and filled with 700 diamonds. TMZ wrote of the story San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram just dropped $22,000 on a RIDICULOUS custom grill ... complete with..." June 12

  • Joey Bosa “didn’t win one rep” at first NFL practice

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The first NFL practices for Joey Bosa resembled Steph Curry on a pick-up basketball court or Taylor Swift in a county-fair karaoke contest. So dominant was the first-round pick that, amid the laughter and shoulder bumps between onlookers, it was easy to forget the 20-year-old was the youngest man..." June 12

  • Keenan Allen gets $20 million fully guaranteed at signing

    Pro Football Talk "The real numbers are finally emerging on the Keenan Allen extension. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the fourth-year Chargers wideout receives $20 million fully guaranteed at signing. He also gets a $9.5 million signing bonus." June 11

  • Chargers, Keenan Allen strike 4-year extension

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Keenan Allen played three seasons under a rookie contract that did not reflect his abilities. His new contract will. The Chargers wide receiver agreed in principle Friday to a four-year extension worth more than $11 million per season, sources said. The deal ensures that both he and..." June 11

  • 110,786 Signatures Filed to Qualify Chargers Citizens' Initiative for Ballot "Friday morning the Committee for Sports, Entertainment and Tourism delivered 83 boxes containing 110,786 signatures to be filed with San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland. “On behalf of the entire San Diego Chargers organization, we want to thank every registered San Diego City voter who..." June 10

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • Roger Goodell to meet with Chargers on stadium issue

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he plans to meet with representatives of the San Diego Chargers in a few weeks to discuss the team’s proposal to build a stadium in downtown San Diego. Goodell talked with reporters this week during an appearance at former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim..." June 07

  • Keenan Allen, Chargers Discussing Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers are exploring a long-term deal with wide receiver Keenan Allen, sources tell Connor Orr of Allen and the club are interested in working out an accord with a length of four or five years, according to Orr. Extension talks between San Diego and Allen have been rumored for..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • 8 Teams That Could Sign Arian Foster

    Pro Football Rumors "The concern with Arian Foster has always been health. Foster, who will turn 30 in August, racked up 6,472 rushing yards during his seven years as a Texan, and earned three consecutive Pro Bowl nods from 2010 to 2012, averaging about 1,900 all purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in those seasons. But..." June 04

  • Chargers Sign Second-Round Pick Hunter Henry

    Pro Football Rumors "The latest heir apparent to Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry signed his four-year rookie deal with the Chargers, the team announced on its website. He’s the sixth member of the Chargers’ eight-man draft class to agree to terms. Joey Bosa and third-round center Max Tuerk are the only holdouts. A..." June 02

  • Time for Melvin Ingram to put money where talent is

    San Diego Union-Tribune "There are a lot of good athletes in the NFL. These men were born more talented, stronger and quicker than you and me and virtually everyone we know or have ever known. Melvin Ingram is one of those men. He even bull rushes with the grace of a ballet dancer, powerful but smooth, that..." June 01

  • Chargers' Chris Swain graduates from Navy

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The few days for which Chris Swain was at Chargers Park this month saw him attend meetings, study film, be coached on technique, run 7-on-7 and team drills and sweat through a strength and conditioning program with fellow running backs. Then, Swain left. He had to go back to work. The..." May 27

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25