How gritty was Phillip Rivers' performance? Chargers QB has bulging disk in his lower back, per sources. Post-season surgery may be option
ESPN Los Angeles "As if there were any questions, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put an end to them this week when he told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources. Goodell also told the..." December 21
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers last visited Levi's Stadium in August. Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead were at running back, Keenan Allen at wide receiver. In 2013, the trio together accounted for 85.7 percent of the team's running game and 42.5 percent of the receiving game. On Saturday night, the Chargers..." December 20
San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers isn't in the habit of missing practice. To be absent again on Thursday, he said, would've been too much. While the Chargers quarterback didn't exactly do cartwheels during the period open to reporters, he stood in the pocket and delivered throws as a full participant. He missed..." December 20
Ryan Mathews (ankle) again not practicing. Remains to be seen if he's back this regular season. Wasn't close to playing last Sunday.
Chargers DE Corey Liuget (ankle) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) are practicing for first time this week.
NFL.com "Philip Rivers missed the last two days of practice as reports of the severity of his back injury swirl. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that while Rivers (chest, back) didn't practice, he did take all the snaps in walk through and the team is optimistic he'll play Saturday..." December 18
Pro Football Talk "Philip Rivers‘ tough-guy credentials are well-established. Playing with a torn ACL earns you that much. But even Philip Rivers needs a day off. According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, Rivers was held out of practice Wednesday with chest and back injuries. Rivers has started 128..." December 17
Now official for Keenan Allen (collarbone). Mike McCoy: "Keenan will not play this week."
#Chargers announce they will not exercise stadium termination clause for 2015. That means they have at least another year in San Diego.
Ryan Mathews (ankle) not practicing today. Wasn't considered particularly close to playing Sunday vs. Broncos.
San Diego Union-Tribune "At a holiday party in 2006, a friend approached me and, without any shame at all, asked a question. “Who is this L.T. I keep hearing about?” I hugged him. In my universe – as well as that of many people reading this column – LaDainian Tomlinson was pretty much the sun at that point. He..." December 16
Bolts From The Blue "Keenan Allen, San Diego's top receiving target and Philip Rivers' most reliable possession receiver, left last Sunday's game against the Broncos after injuring his ankle fighting for extra yards after a reception. While the ankle injury ended Allen's afternoon, the team announced Tuesday that the..." December 16
Pro Football Talk "At one point on Monday, Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that the team wasn’t sure whether or not they’d place linebacker Donald Butler on injured reserve after Butler dislocated his elbow in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos. The team obviously revisited the issue later in the day because they..." December 16
CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Chargers put linebacker Donald Butler on injured reserve after he dislocated his elbow Sunday against the Broncos, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Butler finishes the year with 73 tackles and a sack in 14 games. " December 15
McCoy confirms Donald Butler has a dislocated elbow. No further information available at this point.
Pro Football Talk "Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney is running out of time to accomplish a longtime goal: Sack Peyton Manning. Freeney, who played with Manning in Indianapolis for 11 years, wants to take a shot at Manning. For years, Freeney lined up against a Manning who was protected by a red Colts..." December 13
Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11
SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10
ESPN.com "Observed and heard in the locker room after the San Diego Chargers' 23-14 loss to the New England Patriots: Novak 'next man up': Kicker Nick Novak had to fill in for punter Mike Scifres after he left the game with a left shoulder injury. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that..." December 08
Boston Herald "For a while last night, it appeared the Patriots weren’t going to fondly remember their week at the beach. But they turned on the jets in the fourth quarter to dispose of the San Diego Chargers, 23-14, at Qualcomm Stadium and maintain control of the AFC’s No. 1 seed. The Pats (10-3) can win a..." December 08
ESPN.com "Chargers punter Mike Scifres was hurt in the second quarter of San Diego's 23-14 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night. The Chargers announced he suffered a left shoulder injury, but the team fears he fractured his clavicle, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam..." December 08
CSN New England "Pretty, it wasn't. Easy, it wasn't. But important, it was. The Patriots spent most of Sunday night shooting themselves in the foot -- they couldn't punch it into the end zone on two tries from the 2-yard line on their first drive; they had a Brandon LaFell fumble returned for a touchdown by..." December 08
Chargers P Mike Scifres (fractured clavicle) to have surgery today in SD. Source: "I think he'd be ready for the playoffs" if tm qualifies.
Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker did not practice today due to concussion. Suffered it during practice Wednesday.
SB Nation "Ex-San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf was released from a Montana prison Wednesday after serving over two years for breaking into a house for prescription pills, according to the Associated Press. Leaf is now under the supervision of Great Falls Probation and Parole in Montana. Leaf was..." December 04
Pro Football Talk "The Ravens were trying to hold onto a six-point lead late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chargers when Philip Rivers threw the ball toward Malcom Floyd in the Baltimore end zone. The ball fell incomplete, but a flag hit the turf as well. Floyd and Ravens defensive back..." December 01
San Diego Union-Tribune "This could have been about the first-quarter interception or the second-quarter fumble. This could have been about the third-down disasters or special teams fiascos. Had the result gone differently, this game may have been about the Chargers racking up yellow flag after yellow..." December 01
Bolts From The Blue "The health of the interior of the San Diego Chargers offensive line continues to be a problem, and G/C Rich Ohrnberger is the latest to get hit with a season-ending injury. According to UT-San Diego San Diego Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken, center/guard Rich Ohrnberger will undergo back..." November 25
Bolts From The Blue "I have absolutely no idea how the San Diego Chargers won that game, but I can assure you that they did. Ryan Mathews averaged 8.8 yards per carry, for a total of 105 yards on 12 carries, and had a 32-yard TD run to boot. He was probably the best player on the entire team and he barely played..." November 24
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
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
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
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
ESPN.com "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
Jason Verrett to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Left labrum torn in three places. Full recovery expected for rookie CB.
Ryan Mathews should start Sunday. Would project about 15 touches, depending on game flow: http://t.co/ZL9LXSo4gC
CBSSports.com "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
Alabama.com "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
Many Chargers veterans, including Philip Rivers, resting at bye-week practice. Ryan Mathews practicing. Fully expected back after bye.
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
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
ESPN.com "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
ESPN.com "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
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
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
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
Covers.com "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
CBSSports.com "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
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