Chargers Rumors & News

  • Chargers announced undrafted free agent signings

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers drafted eight players over the seven rounds of this year’s draft and they expanded their rookie class to 27 players by announcing they’ve reached agreement with 19 undrafted free agents. Among the group is quarterback Mike Bercovici, who threw for 5,299 yards at Arizona State over..." May 01

  • Derek Watt predicts a possible mutual knockout with J.J.

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt and Derek Watt could have a couple of reunions over Thanksgiving weekend. One at the dinner table on Thursday, and another on the football field on Sunday. The Chargers and Texans are due to meet in Houston on November 27, and if pick No. 198 in the 2016 draft makes the team in San..." May 01

  • Chargers release Mike Scifres, draft Drew Kaser

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers had a young punter they were set to call Saturday and inform he'd been drafted. But they couldn't. Not yet. Another call, one far less jubilant, had to be made first. After 13 seasons in San Diego, punter Mike Scifres was released. He was first to know. General Manager Tom..." May 01

  • Former Chargers doctor could lose license over treatment of Junior Seau

    ABC 10 News "The Medical Board of California has requested a meeting to discuss permanently suspending or revoking the medical license of Dr. David Chao, the former San Diego Chargers physician who had treated Junior Seau. According to a complaint obtained by 10News, Chao faces several allegations from the..." May 01

  • Chargers select J.J. Watt's brother in 6th round

    The Score "The San Diego Chargers have selected fullback Derek Watt out of Wisconsin in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 198th overall Derek, of course, is the younger brother of Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt." April 30

  • Chargers add center, draft Max Tuerk

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Max Tuerk suffered a serious knee injury last October. It limited him in the pre-draft process, but it won't impede him from competing when it matters. The Chargers drafted the former USC center Friday in the third round. Recovery from his knee injury is "coming along well," Tom Telesco..." April 30

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    Robert Klemko @RobertKlemko

    Hearing from a league source the Chargers have been quietly committed to drafting Joey Bosa for months, will make him No. 3 pick.

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    I'm not sure who @Chargers are taking at No. 3 but I'm told by source it isn't gonna be Ron Stanley. We'll know for sure soon @SiriusXMNFL

  • Joey Bosa drafted 3rd overall by Chargers

    SB Nation "The San Diego Chargers have selected defensive end Joey Bosa out of Ohio State with the third pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Bosa, an All-American and two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, battled against double — and sometimes triple — teams all season, and still managed to contribute..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • King Dunlap says he’s healthy and “ready to roll” for Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "Among the players that the Chargers are believed to have on the radar with the third overall pick of the draft is Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil, who some thought would go first overall had the Titans not traded the pick to the Rams so Los Angeles can take a quarterback. With the Eagles drafting..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Chargers 'considering' OT Ronnie Stanley at No. 3? "Are the San Diego Chargers gearing up for a surprise with the third-overall pick on Thursday night? NFL Media columnist Michael Silver tweeted Tuesday that there is "some sense that the Chargers are considering" Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley at No. 3. The team is also in play for..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Chargers GM: Rushing attack 'needs to get better'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The uncomfortable trench-related truth: The Chargers can’t run the football. Or at least they couldn’t a season ago, past tense, when the team finished last in the NFL with a paltry, painful 3.5 yards per carry behind an offensive line shuffled more than a Vegas blackjack deck. They couldn’t in..." April 24

  • "Chargers belong in San Diego" chides NFL commish Roger Goodell

    The Comeback "After a long push to get the team out of San Diego, and really anywhere in the Los Angeles area, the Chargers are now making an effort to keep the team in San Diego. Roger Goodell thinks this is a good move for the Chargers. “I said it. I mean it. The Chargers belong in San Diego,” Goodell..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Report: Chargers could ‘likely’ trade out of the third pick

    Sportsnaut "With the first-two picks of the 2016 NFL draft having already been swapped out, the San Diego Chargers selection at No. 3 overall becomes that much more important. Could San Diego look to acquire more assets by trading down from that third spot in lieu of adding an elite-level..." April 23

  • Tom Telesco: Trade talks for No. 3 pick have “really slowed down”

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns traded the second overall pick of the draft to the Eagles earlier this week and the Titans traded out of the top spot earlier this month, making this the fourth time since 1967 that each of the first two picks have been traded ahead of the selection. In those years, the third overall..." April 22

  • Chargers exercise 5th-year option on D.J. Fluker

    Alabama "The San Diego Chargers have exercised their option for the fifth season of guard D.J. Fluker's contract. San Diego general manager Tom Telesco revealed the NFL team's decision during his pre-draft press conference on Friday afternoon. Fluker joined the Chargers as the 11th player picked in the..." April 22

  • Chargers reveal renderings of proposed new stadium

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Viewing it at ground level from the southwest, honestly, you’ll be waiting for the foghorn to sound. Seeing it by way of the Coronado Bridge, you will do a double take wondering if a large ship is sailing through the East Village. Maybe that description is a bit romantic, a tad..." April 22

  • 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Real drama begins with Chargers' pick at No. 3

    CBS Sports "After weeks and weeks of speculation, we pretty much know at this point that quarterbacks will be selected with the No. 1 and 2 picks of the 2016 NFL Draft. The only question is in which order Jared Goff of California and Carson Wentz of North Dakota State come off the board. The draft really..." April 21

  • Melvin Gordon on 2016: "Oh, I Have Something to Prove!" "Melvin Gordon doesn’t mince words when describing his rookie season. “It was terrible. I was terrible.” From the team’s dismal record to his own disappointing performance, Gordon’s debut season was one he’d rather forget. He carried the ball 184 times for 641 yards, averaging 3.5 yards per..." April 21

  • Report: Chargers’ No. 3 draft pick getting ‘just as much action’ as Browns’ No. 2

    Sportsnaut "As the 2016 NFL Draft draws nigh, teams at the top of Round 1 are getting bombarded by phone calls by teams looking to move up. The Cleveland Browns (No. 2) have been drawing all the media attention lately, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted Tuesday evening that the San Diego Chargers (No. 3)..." April 20

  • Roger Goodell Will Be In Person To Help Chargers Rally For New Stadium

    The Big Lead "Roger Goodell is apparently serious about trying to keep the NFL in San Diego. On Saturday, the league’s commissioner will be on hand as the Chargers attempt to collect enough signatures to get their proposed stadium project on the ballot this November. Goodell will be at a pep rally-type event..." April 19

  • Jason Verrett wants Chargers to take DeForest Buckner at No. 3

    ESPN "An aggressive pass-rush is a defensive back’s best friend, so it should be no surprise that San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett wants his team to select a defensive lineman with the No. 3 overall selection in the upcoming NFL draft. Verrett played coy initially when asked what player he..." April 19

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • San Diego mayor asks Chargers tough questions

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In a letter to the Chargers delivered Friday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer posed hard questions about cost, taxpayer risk and other aspects of the team’s ballot initiative, which would raise hotel taxes to help finance a joint-use stadium and convention center. Noting that he was responsible..." April 17

  • Junior Seau's nephew working out for Chargers "The San Diego Chargers will host their annual local pro day on Thursday for prospects who attended colleges or high schools in and around America’s Finest City. An iconic name will be among the 14 prospects taking part as Junior Seau’s nephew, Ian, will work out on the same field his uncle..." April 14

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • Shawne Merriman Shawn Oakman's Rape Allegation Hurts Draft Stock ... Even If He's Innocent

    TMZ "Shawn Oakman lost millions of dollars this week ... even if he's INNOCENT ... this according to Shawne Merriman who says just an allegation alone can destroy an NFL prospect's draft stock. Oakman -- who was regarded as a top NFL prospect -- is being investigated for a possible sexual assault..." April 09

  • Draftniks see Ramsey with Bolts

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Good morning, ye lovers of the Bolt. As the April 28-30 talent crapshoot takes its sweet time getting here, draftniks aboard the Jalen Ramsey Express have set sights on Chargers Park. Four of six pundits with paired the Florida State defensive back with San Diego. Sports..." April 07

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Jimmy Wilson swaps out Chargers for Chiefs

    Pro Football Talk "Free agency continues to move forward, with a smattering of signings still happening. The latest has occurred in Kansas City, where former Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson has joined the Chiefs. Per a league source, Wilson signed a one-year deal." April 02

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • Chargers add another quarterback, sign Bryn Renner

    Pro Football Talk "If the people of San Diego need any more reason to vote for public funding to keep the team, now they have Bryn Renner. OK, maybe the Chargers just needed a fourth quarterback for OTAs. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers are signing Renner after he..." March 30

  • Chargers' plan offers certainty — maybe

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Provided you want the Chargers to stay in San Diego, the downtown stadium proposal the team will make public this week appears to be a good deal. To be clear, that is a resounding maybe based on an if. Members of the Chargers’ stadium team on Tuesday night detailed financing plans for a $1.8..." March 30

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

  • NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions

    Capital New York "The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players. In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday and obtained by POLITICO, an attorney for the NFL, Brad S...." March 29

  • Lingering CTE debate launches new lawsuit against NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has been unable to get certain owners to not spout off nonsense about the link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. The good news is that the league now has a sufficiently compelling reason for telling the members to quit putting their feet in their mouths regarding..." March 29

  • Chargers Re-Sign RFA S Jahleel Addae To A One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The San Diego Chargers announced Thursday that they’ve re-signed restricted free agent S Jahleel Addae to a one-year contract. The Chargers used a second-round tender on Addae that will run them $2.553 million for the 2016 season." March 24

  • NFL used flawed data, left out at least 100 concussions in studies

    CBS Sports "On Thursday the New York Times released a bombshell of a report on the NFL's research into concussions, claiming the data the league used is "incomplete," "flawed" and "faulty." These assertions are made largely in part because of missing information from the concussion research the league began..." March 24