Chargers Rumors & News

  • Richard Sherman laughs off 'little' Chargers' remarks "Multiple San Diego Chargers claimed that Richard Sherman had been "exposed" after Philip Rivers completed some passes in the direction of the Seattle Seahawks cornerback Sunday. Sherman leaned on social media to return fire that night. On Wednesday, he came back at San Diego wide receiver..." September 18

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Chargers wear out Seahawks in win

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A crowd in white drowned out the blue and neon green, in numbers and noise. Two star players from the visiting team left the field due to heat-related cramps. One was carted off. All week, the Chargers had a name for this game. "It was White Hot Sunday," wide receiver Malcom Floyd said. "We..." September 15

  • Ryan Mathews has sprained MCL

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Few topics can quiet a celebratory locker room. On Sunday, Ryan Mathews was one. The Chargers running back was carted off the field with a right knee injury. The early prognosis is he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament, a source said following a 30-21 win over Seattle. It is..." September 15

  • Keenan Allen: Richard Sherman isn't really a shutdown corner "After San Diego's 30-21 win over Seattle on Sunday, several Charger players said the team's offense 'exposed' Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen took those comments one step further, saying that Sherman's not the 'shutdown corner' he claims to be. "He's..." September 15

  • Ryan Mathews to miss about a month

    San Diego Union-Tribune "An MCL sprain can sideline a player anywhere from a minimal amount to eight weeks. For Ryan Mathews, the timetable appears to fall somewhere in between. A recent MRI has confirmed a sprained MCL for the Chargers running back, and he is expected to miss four to five weeks, according to the..." September 15

  • Ryan Mathews departs via cart

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers are trying to hold onto a 27-21 lead in the fourth quarter against the Packers, but they’ve just seen their starting running back leave on a cart. Ryan Mathews stayed on the ground after recovering a loose ball after a botched handoff with quarterback Philip Rivers. It was the..." September 14

  • Jason Verrett 'ready' if called to start

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Jason Verrett has yet to start an NFL game. That could change as soon as Sunday. The Chargers first-round pick worked with the ones Friday in place of Brandon Flowers. The veteran cornerback was added to the injury report Thursday with a groin injury, not practicing Friday. He's one of two..." September 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    With Nick Hardwick out for the year, Chargers plan to sign former Steelers and Bills OL Doug Legursky.

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Former #Chargers WR Vincent Brown has interest from at least 8 teams. He'll begin working out for teams next week.

  • Chargers center Nick Hardwick is out for the season "San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick is out for the season with a neck injury. Hardwick was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday. He left Monday's loss at Arizona, and the 18-17 defeat turned when the Pro Bowl pivot left the game. "Nick is one of the best, if not the best, at his..." September 10

  • Ryan Leaf Violates Probation, Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

    Complex "Back in 1998, there was some debate over who the Indianapolis Colts should take with the No. 1 overall pick, Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf. We know it's a tired storyline but it's still relevant as Peyton Manning keeps on ticking and Ryan Leaf keeps failing to fade into obscurity, constantly..." September 10

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Troutman gets chance to hit Cardinals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers pay Johnnie Troutman to do something he enjoys. “I like hitting people,” the guard said. Troutman, preceded by Jeromey Clary last year and Louis Vasquez in 2012, is expected to be the team’s third different right guard in as many season openers when the Chargers and Cardinals..." September 07

  • Gates injures hamstring on Saturday, is questionable for Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers may or may not have veteran tight end Antonio Gates available on Monday night, when they visit the Cardinals to cap Week One. The team’s final injury report lists Gates as questionable with a hamstring injury. The injury apparently happened during practice on Saturday. For..." September 06

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Chargers waived WR Vincent Brown with an injury settlement.

  • Seau family opts out of concussion settlement

    Pro Football Talk "The concussion settlement will end the ongoing talk about head-injury litigation and the NFL. Unless it doesn’t. Legally, all players have the right to “opt out” of the class-action resolution of the claims that started as a 4,500-plus lawsuit and became a collection of all NFL retirees...." September 03

  • Chargers sign Ricardo Mathews

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco reached into his past to find some help on the defensive line. Telesco was in the Colts organization when they drafted defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews in the seventh round of the 2010 draft and he saw enough to like about Mathews to sign him to a contract..." September 01

  • Te'o, Lissemore, Guy back for Bolts

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Three Chargers defenders practiced Monday for the first time in weeks. Nose tackle Sean Lissemore, inside linebacker Manti Te'o and reserve defensive end Lawrence Guy were on the field. It was an encouraging sign, as the team began preparation for next Monday's regular-season opener against the..." September 01

  • Report: Chargers waiving sixth-round pick Marion Grice

    Pro Football Talk "he Chargers have reduced their running back count from five to four. The club has waived rookie tailback Marion Grice, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday." September 01

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Chargers have waived RB Marion Grice, source says. Sixth-round pick from Arizona State. Eligible for practice squad if he clears waivers.

  • Clary has surgery, could miss season

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A recent surgery has cast doubt on whether Jeromey Clary will play this season. The Chargers guard underwent hip surgery about a week ago, sources said. It's his second such operation in three months and third overall in the past six. Although the Physically Unable to Perform list contains a..." September 01

  • Chargers show interest in NT Vickerson

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers have little experience on their defensive line depth. It's possible that soon could change. The team has expressed in former Broncos nose tackle Kevin Vickerson, sources said Sunday. The 31-year-old has started 43 career games, including 25 the past two seasons. It would be..." September 01

  • Reports: Vincent Brown doesn’t make Chargers’ roster

    Pro Football Talk "Vincent Brown’s time with the Chargers could be at a close. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the fourth-year wide receiver has not made the club’s 53-player roster." August 30

  • Mike Flacco released by Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Mike Flacco may one day be elite. But not yet. Not yet. Flacco, the younger brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, will be released by the Chargers, per a league source. Mike, who was signed as an undrafted free agent in May, had put together a solid preseason. He lost out in a..." August 30

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    WR Vincent Brown won't be on Chargers' 53-man roster, source says. Calf injury healing. Expected to play this season. Not for them.

  • Chargers-Cardinals, Instant Analysis

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Training camp confirmed one basic thing that college film hinted would be true about rookies Jason Verrett and Jerry Attaochu. They can cover ground against NFL talent. Verrett appeared quicker than any other Chargers cornerback -- "First-round draft-pick quick," Keenan Allen said -- while..." August 29

  • Chargers announcer Hank Bauer suspended for anti-Semitic joke "An anti-Semitic comment by Chargers radio announcer Hank Bauer has landed him a one-game suspension, meaning he won't be working the team's final preseason game this Thursday. The comment by Bauer with less than a minute to play in the Chargers preseason game last week came when he made a..." August 27

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Why Vincent Brown isn't going anywhere "Out since the second day of training camp with a calf train, San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Brown is biding his time until the injury allows him to take the field. But it hasn’t been easy for the former San Diego State receiver. He’s a constant presence on the sideline during practice and..." August 24

  • 49ers-Chargers game will be played despite 6.0 earthquake in Bay Area "The San Francisco Bay Area was rocked by an earthquake on Sunday morning that registered a magnitude of 6.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 49ers are set to play the Chargers at 4 p.m. ET and that game will go on as scheduled, according to the team. The 49ers released a statement..." August 24

  • Ladarius Green changed where it counts

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It is striking, how little and much he's changed. Ladarius Green came to San Diego modest and mild-mannered. He revered the veterans. His voice rarely, if ever, raised. All that is unchanged for the 2012 fourth-round draft pick, whose humble, quiet nature today is still that of the raw,..." August 23

  • Chargers not sweating field status at Levi's

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Poor field conditions at the 49ers' new stadium created a glitch this week. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh stopped practice there Wednesday. On Thursday, large portions of sod were torn from the field. The Chargers, who will play there Sunday, weren't sweating the snafu after their own practice..." August 22

  • Jason Verrett expected to make preseason debut

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers made cornerback Jason Verrett their first-round pick in May knowing that he’d need time to recover from March shoulder surgery before he’d be ready to hit the field. Verrett missed spring work, but started practicing in training camp and added more to his plate as his shoulder..." August 22

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Manti Te'o out with sprained left foot "For a second straight season, San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o will miss time during the preseason because of a foot issue, jeopardizing his availability for the regular season. Chargers coach Mike McCoy announced on Saturday that the Notre Dame product has a sprained left foot and..." August 17

  • McCoy talks Tourek Williams, pass protection

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tourek Williams led the defense in playing time Friday with 43 snaps. He started for Jarret Johnson. “There was good and bad,” Mike McCoy said Saturday after reviewing the game film. “He’s growing.” Johnson and Dwight Freeney have touted Williams’ quickness, flexibility and energy..." August 17

  • Sean Lissemore, Jahleel Addae injured

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Sean Lissemore gave it a test. His right ankle was just taped. He stood to the ground, walked to the left and right on the Chargers sideline before providing pressure with a brief jump. He grimaced. Best not to continue. The versatile defensive lineman exited the Chargers' 41-14..." August 16

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    Adam Levitan @adamlevitan

    Really encouraged by Ladarius Green's usage last night. Played on 8 of Rivers' 9 snaps. Lined up in slot 3 times. Didn't pass block once.

  • Seattle beats down San Diego

    Seattle Blog "After a shaky first preseason game last week in Denver, the Seahawks returned home Friday to put on their trademark CenturyLink Field spectacle. Yes, it was only Seattle’s second preseason game, but it showed marked improvement by the Hawks in several key areas. Returning to form were the..." August 16

  • Chargers rookie WR on rise

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Javontee Herndon has shown consistency in training camp. Now, he is being rewarded for it. There was a shift this week on the Chargers depth chart at wide receiver. Herndon, arguably having the best camp of five first-year players at the position, was elevated from the third- to second-team..." August 15

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

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    Alex Flanagan @Alex_Flanagan

    Mike McCoy told me that right after Ryan Mathews fumbled on the goal line he told his RB he's going to keep feeding him the ball

  • Oliver, Inman turn heads in Chargers win over Cowboys

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Training camp is one thing. Branden Oliver has impressed there, a 5-foot-8 rookie running back with moves and pop. He created chatter among veterans. They wanted to see what he could do against defenders green lit to tackle. Dontrelle Inman was consistent. The former CFL wide receiver..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • D.J. Fluker keeping cool head approaching second NFL season "The high temperature in San Diego on Tuesday is expected to be around 75 degrees, about the usual for this time of year. So to his teammates who think it's hot at the San Diego Chargers' training camp, offensive tackle D.J. Fluker has a different opinion. "I went back home to Alabama (after..." August 06

  • Chargers CB Marshall sees gains via strength

    San Diego Union-Tribune "If nothing else in the last year, Chargers cornerback Richard Marshall developed sympathy for movie critics. It’s no fun sitting through a clunky movie, even if you’re paid to do it. When Marshall watched football film of his 2013 season, his first with the Chargers, it was sort of like chewing..." August 04

  • Bolts' backfield breaks new ground

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ryan Mathews takes a handoff and speeds around the right edge, untouched for 80 yards. Danny Woodhead leaks out of the backfield and catches a pass, wide open. Donald Brown takes a snap with the third-team offense and runs past four defenders, practically before they know the play..." August 02

  • Keenan Allen adds speed to game

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Something is different about Keenan Allen. Shareece Wright and other Chargers have noticed so in training camp. Wright recently shadowed Allen on a go route. Allen, whose quickness off the line is among his strengths, earned initial separation. That was fine; Wright had seen it from the wide..." August 02

  • Expect a more instinctive Te'o in Year 2 "Middle linebacker Manti Te'o hauled in an interception in the flat during team drills Wednesday and was inches from making a similar play Thursday. Known for taking the ball away from the offense during his time at Notre Dame, Te'o is getting back to that mindset during the San Diego..." August 01