Chargers Rumors & News

  • Tom Telesco looking for big things from Jerry Attaochu "San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he saw flashes that confirmed why San Diego drafted Jeremiah Attaochu in the second round of last year’s draft. But with the rookie edge rusher missing significant time because of a hamstring injury, the Chargers need to see more from the Georgia..." April 25

  • Depth Perception: Predicting Chargers' 7 picks in 2015 draft "The San Diego Chargers have six picks in the NFL Draft, including No. 17 in the first round April 30 in Chicago. Going into the draft, the Chargers are probably more concerned about another No. 17, long-time star quarterback Philip Rivers, who apparently wants to finish his career elsewhere,..." April 23

  • Chargers Refuse to Deny Philip Rivers Trade Talks

    Sportsnaut "One of the many quarterback quandaries currently going on in the NFL is the status of San Diego Chargers’ signal caller Philip Rivers. Do the Chargers want to trade Rivers, who is finishing up the last year of his contract? Do they plan to let Rivers finish off his last season under his current..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Chargers GM: It's our plan to keep Philip Rivers "The San Diego Chargers continue to remain staunch in their stance that Philip Rivers will remain their quarterback. "There really is no update," general manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday. "It's the same thing I've said for the last four months, Philip's our quarterback and it's our plan and..." April 22

  • Carson City Council approves $1.7-billion stadium for Chargers, Raiders

    The Score "Carson City Council approved a stadium dually owned by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to be built in their city in a vote Tuesday night. The stadium will cost $1.7 billion, as first reported by The Los Angeles Times' Tim Logan and Nathan Fenno. A vote took place Tuesday evening..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

  • Tomlinson: Philip Rivers has lost faith in Chargers "Philip Rivers is at the center of the most fascinating storyline of the offseason. But the Chargers quarterback isn't leaving San Diego yet, and its business as usual around the Chargers for now. Rivers was at the start of the offseason training program Monday, NFL Media's Alex Flanagan..." April 21

  • Unhappy Weddle skips Chargers' workouts

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Eric Weddle spoke immediately after working out Monday afternoon, still sweaty, a protein drink in hand. He was not at Chargers Park. He was at a gym near his home. The Chargers’ free safety, unhappy the team has not engaged in talks about a contract extension, skipped the first voluntary..." April 21

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    WR Stevie Johnson says he has plans to catch passes Tuesday from Philip Rivers. Rivers here today as fully expected. Business as usual.

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Danny Woodhead: Injury made me even hungrier

    Pro Football Talk "As an undrafted player out of Chadron State, running back Danny Woodhead had to beat long odds to have an NFL career. Woodhead beat those odds, carving out a role with the Patriots after the Jets released him and then moving on to help the Chargers to the playoffs in 2013 in his first season in..." April 19

  • Rivers, Chargers continue to do an apparent contract mating dance

    Pro Football Talk "One month and two days ago, jarring news emerged from San Diego: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said he has no plans to extend his contract before it expires after the current season — and that he has real concerns about moving his family to Los Angeles. Coupled with the team’s decision to..." April 19

  • Titans should jump at trade for Philip Rivers

    Boston Globe "It’s a quiet time on the NFL calendar, with almost two weeks to go until the draft and free agency slowing to a trickle, but there is serious intrigue and consternation in two AFC cities — San Diego and Nashville. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers suddenly is in high demand and could be the..." April 19

  • Antonio Gates: No complaints about PT

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers made a conscious effort last year to manage Antonio Gates' workload, incorporating tight ends John Phillips and David Johnson into personnel packages that saw the pair almost exclusively block when on the field. The result was Gates blocking at a 28.6 percent rate, down from 41.4..." April 18

  • No surprise if Rivers retired over L.A.

    San Diego Union-Tribune "What Philip Rivers does first is identify the deepest defender. When the Chargers quarterback talks with reporters, such as four summers ago, he also displays downfield vision. He was asked in July 2011 if it was good for the NFL that the new collective bargaining pact, just reached, would..." April 18

  • Antonio Gates would like his workload dialed back in 2015 "Prior to the 2014 season, the world looked at the San Diego Chargers' tight end group and declared that an aging Antonio Gates would give way to a younger, athletic Ladarius Green. Per usual, the world was wrong. Instead of stepping aside, Gates caught touchdowns. The tight end, who turns 35..." April 16

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Why would the Chargers trade Philip Rivers?

    SB Nation "Finding a franchise quarterback is about as difficult as it gets for NFL decision makers. Those who are able to find an elite passer are usually the ones that are able to stay employed, but those who whiff on a quarterback in the NFL Draft are the general managers and head coaches that tend to get..." April 15

  • Philip Rivers reportedly does not want to play in Los Angeles

    Larry Brown Sports "Philip Rivers has been the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers for over a decade, but that run with the team may be coming to an end. UT San Diego’s Kevin Acee wrote a column Tuesday arguing that the Chargers should trade Rivers now in order to get a return for him. The QB, who was drafted..." April 15

  • Chris Hairston joining Chargers

    National Football Post "Veteran offensive tackle Chris Hairston is joining the San Diego Chargers. Hairston announced his decision on Instagram. Hairston played in 41 games with 15 starts for his career." April 15

  • Report: Ken Whisenhunt Wants the Titans to Trade for Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole was called upon to discuss what the languishing Tennessee Titans may choose to do with the second-overall pick in the 2015 draft. The conversation was quarterback-focused, given that the Titans’ best option currently on their roster is second-year player Zach..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Chargers weigh risk of Randy Gregory

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Next up are the Chargers. Randy Gregory will visit them Saturday in San Diego, fresh off a visit with a different team in another city. After this, he will leave for another, the former Nebraska defensive end making an exhaustive NFL tour, penance for a marijuana dependency in college that..." April 13

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • NFL likely to commit $200M towards new Chargers stadium in San Diego

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The NFL would likely contribute $200 million toward a new Chargers stadium in San Diego, an executive with the commissioner’s office told the mayor’s task force during a phone conversation Tuesday. The financial contribution was among a number of subjects discussed during the hour-long..." April 08

  • Chargers exercise fifth-year option for 2016 on Melvin Ingram

    Bolts From The Blue "The San Diego Chargers will not let Melvin Ingram play into the final year of his contract this year, and still see a fifth-year as a bargain. He'll be with the team for at least two more seasons. The San Diego Chargers first round pick in 2012 NFL Draft (and A.J. Smith's last first-round pick..." April 07

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: the Chargers have exercised the fifth-year option for 2016 on OLB Melvin Ingram.

  • Titans making a run at Rivers

    Pro Football Talk "Trade rumors come and go all the time in the NFL. Sometimes the rumor is quickly denied and disappears. Sometimes the rumor comes to fruition. And then there’s the persistent rumor that the Chargers could trade quarterback Philip Rivers to the Titans for the second overall pick in the..." April 06

  • Dwight Freeney Alleges Bank Of America ‘Aided & Abetted’ $20M Fraud Scheme

    CBS Los Angeles "One of the NFL’s highest-paid defensive players was expected to announce a lawsuit Tuesday alleging Bank of America “aided and abetted” a fraud scheme that cost him $20 million, attorneys said. Dwight Freeney, a defensive end and linebacker who last played for the San Diego Chargers, was..." March 31

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • City, county unite to keep Chargers "Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday that the city and county will collaborate on an agreement allowing the two government entities to hire a high-powered negotiation team, expert attorneys and an investment banker to facilitate future talks on a stadium deal with the San Diego..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • NFL: Unlikely league returns to San Diego if Chargers leave "The NFL said that if the San Diego Chargers relocate that there is very little chance the league would return to the city with a franchise. The Chargers have been trying to get a stadium built in the city, but an advisory group moved back its timetable for announcing its financing plan for a..." March 24

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Ladarius Green had 19 catches in 2014. Lack of involvement in "11" personnel limited his snaps. Mike McCoy: "We need to use him more."

  • Chargers GM: Trading Rivers isn't a consideration "San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco reiterated his wish for veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to retire with the organization once his playing days are over. "Absolutely," Telesco said. "He's our guy. Like I've said before, we'd like to extend him. And when he's ready to do that,..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • Chargers want to keep Philip Rivers "San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco reiterated his wish for veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to retire with the organization once his playing days are over. "Absolutely," Telesco said. "He's our guy. Like I've said before, we'd like to extend him. And when he's ready to do that,..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Chargers CBs, promise and peril

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The best NFL athletes are cornerbacks. They run backward, sideways and forward against receivers who have the advantage of knowing where they're going. Many NFL teams are just trying to survive at cornerback, where the demand outstrips the supply of reliable performers. The Chargers have..." March 20

  • There will be trades: 5 teams poised to draft Marcus Mariota at No. 2 "As teams transition from free-agency mode, they begin focusing more organizational means on the upcoming NFL Draft. That's because the veterans have been picked through and weeded out, and by and large, most teams will wait until June to sign guys to prove-it contracts that don't count against the..." March 20

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Chargers Sign Versatile DL Mitch Unrein "The San Diego Chargers bolstered their defensive line on Wednesday, signing veteran Mitch Unrein to a two-year deal. The 6-4, 306-pounder can play various positions along the defensive line. He’s appeared 54 games with three starts over four seasons with the Denver Broncos, recording 48..." March 18

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Rivers ponders future with Chargers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers isn’t contemplating retirement anymore. But he also isn’t thinking about a contract extension with the Chargers. Not the San Diego Chargers, and almost certainly not the Los Angeles Chargers. Asked on Tuesday if he thinks he will play his current contract out rather than..." March 17

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