Max Starks just sent me a text telling me he is going to the Chargers.
San Diego Union-Tribune "One offensive tackle was out the door Tuesday, and another announced he was coming in. The Chargers waived Kevin Haslam, a three-game starter at left tackle in 2012. On the same day, free agent Max Starks donned a Chargers avatar on his verified Twitter account and announced he was joining the..." May 21
San Diego Union-Tribune "Melvin Ingram's road to recovery begins Tuesday. The possibility it could lead to him playing in 2013, while unlikely, has not been ruled out. The Chargers outside linebacker is set to have knee surgery in Florida to reconstruct an anterior cruciate ligament torn in practice a week ago. Dr...." May 21
NFL.com "One name still floating on the free agent market that we haven't heard much about is former top 10 draft pick Quentin Jammer. "I know there was speculation about me retiring. I'm, like, who said that?" Jammer told U-T San Diego on Sunday at a charity golf event. "I would never retire. I..." May 20
Pro Football Talk "While it’s unclear whether it’s happening at the behest of the team or the player, Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o has escaped, to date, the reach of the media assembled at the team’s offseason workouts. Yes, the guy who sat with Jeremy Schaap and Katie Couric in the immediate aftermath..." May 19
San Diego Union-Tribune "Watching Philip Rivers this week at Charger Park, reporters saw and heard a familiar performance. The quick release. The play calls hollered with confidence. The words of encouragment, tinged in an Alabama accent, offered to teammates. Between the ear holes, however, the quarterback was..." May 18
Not saying imminent. But Chargers would save $1.5M. Deep at WR. RT @richmiron: They need to release Eddie Royal, I think, to free up space.
Source: #Chargers have an agreement in principle for a 2-year deal with Dwight Freeney
San Diego Union-Tribune "The pass rusher the Chargers signed Thursday wasn't Dwight Freeney. One day, it still could be. Freeney left San Diego without having signed a contract, as outside linebacker Thomas Keiser was instead the one to ink a deal. Those two players are viewed internally as two separate situations,..." May 17
Chargers announced the signing of former Panthers DE/OLB Thomas Keiser.
San Diego Union-Tribune "What becomes of Dwight Freeney's visit with the Chargers, it is too early to tell. But it will span a second day. Freeney landed in San Diego on Wednesday and took a physical for the team. He will stay overnight as his visit carries over into Thursday. The former Colts defensive end is..." May 16
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers defense suffered a major blow Tuesday on the practice field. Outside linebacker Melvin Ingram tore his ACL on the second day of organized team activities. The left knee injury likely spells the end of his season, and the 2012 first-round pick is scheduled to receive further..." May 15
Having lost lost Melvin Ingram to a torn ACL, Chargers are bringing DE/LB Dwight Freeney to San Diego on Weds for visit.
NFL.com "The San Diego Chargers hoped that linebacker Melvin Ingram would take a big step forward in his second season. Now it's possible Ingram won't have a second season at all. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday on "NFL Total Access" that doctors fear Ingram suffered a torn anterior cruciate..." May 14
Bolts From The Blue "Here's some terrible news to start off your Tuesday: Former San Diego Chargers Running Back Chuck Muncie has died, at the age of 60, from a heart attack. Muncie spent the first half of his career with the New Orleans Saints, making the Pro Bowl in 1979 before requesting a trade. Chuck alleged..." May 14
Former Colts tackle Winston Justice scheduled to arrive in San Diego today for visit with Chargers.
Observations: Marcus Gilchrist, now at strong safety, is playing his natural position ... Darrell Stuckey is a special teamer.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Keenan Allen's left knee was a bother. It forced him to miss his final three games in 2012, sidelined him at the NFL Combine, slowed him on his pro day, and, somewhere along the way, could have contributed to his fall in the draft. On Friday, it was all behind him. The Chargers wide..." May 11
San Diego Union-Tribune "Max Starks is out of town but not out of mind. The free agent left tackle had what people familiar with the situation have described as a positive Wednesday visit with the Chargers. Although no deal had been reached as of Friday morning, Starks is still considered in the mix for San..." May 11
USA Today "Manti Te'o was back on the field playing linebacker for the first time since it was publicly revealed in January that he was the victim of a catfishing hoax, and his girlfriend never existed. Finally, it wasn't about Lennay Kekua, the fake girlfriend, or Roniah Tuiasosopo, the man who..." May 11
San Diego Union-Tribune "Retired former Charger Shawne Merriman has found a new athletic outlet. “I can’t wait to compete on Season 5 of AmericanNinjaWarrior this summer,” he announced on Twitter. Merriman, alas, won't be wearing ninja attire (not enough fabric) or throwing sharp objects at people. Contestants run an..." May 10
San Diego Union-Tribune "A Chargers shuttle was sent to the airport and back, to the airport and back, all Thursday morning and into the afternoon. The rookies were in town. Before unpacking, four of the six draft choices signed. Inside linebacker Manti Te'o, a second-round pick, and wide receiver Keenan Allen, a..." May 10
San Diego Union-Tribune "The furor over U-T cartoonist Steve Breen's Manti Te'o cartoon had barely died down when Maxim magazine breathed new life into the new Charger's fake girlfriend Thursday. She landed at No. 69 on the national magazine's annual Hot 100 list, ahead of some of TV situation comedy's leading ladies,..." May 09
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers have the worst left tackle situation in the NFL and King Dunlap is the best of their terrible options at the position. So says ESPN football scout Matt Williamson. "He has great size, but he is heavy-footed and can really struggle to play low enough due to his extreme height,”..." May 08
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers reached terms with 20 rookie free agents after last month's NFL Draft. All but one is under contract. San Diego and Courtney Gardner have agreed to part ways while Gardner handles some personal matters, sources said this week. Gardner is a former Sierra College wide receiver..." May 07
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers lost a high-ranking executive when Jimmy Raye, director of player personnel, joined the Colts in January. It appears they've found his replacement. San Diego will add JoJo Wooden to its staff, sources confirmed Monday, with Wooden one of two from the Jets scouting department to..." May 06
San Diego Union-Tribune "A season-ending Atari Bigby groin injury, a season-ending Darrell Stuckey hamstring injury, and an Eric Weddle concussion in the same game were what it took last year for Marcus Gilchrist to see snaps at safety. The switch from cornerback was fourth-quarter desperation. This year, it's..." May 05
CBSSports.com "Manti Te'o wasn't a first-round pick, but that doesn't mean the football gods weren't looking out for him. That's the thinking, anyway; the Chargers took Te'o 38th overall, which means the former Notre Dame standout will begin his NFL career in Southern California, close to his Hawaii home, in one..." May 05
San Diego Union-Tribune "It disturbs Kyle Turley, knowing how close he came. While most would dare not believe they can understand Junior Seau's state of mind a year ago this Thursday, dare not attempt to solve the rationale why the retired Chargers linebacker ended his own life in an Oceanside community where he was..." May 01
Telesco said LT is in great shape, which is why SD asked about availability. "You couldn't help but think about it," Telesco said. #Chargers
Bryant McKinnie is now scheduled to visit the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday, according to a source. Wasn't set until tonight
San Diego Union-Tribune "The draft didn't help the Chargers address their left tackle need. A second dip into free agency might. There was dialogue Monday between San Diego and Bryant McKinnie's side, a league source said. No visit was scheduled during the talks, although given the situation's fluidity, that..." April 29
Free agent LT Bryant McKinnie, a SB winner with BAL, remains in contact w/Ravens, visited today with MIA and has visit scheduled with SD
NFL.com "A new regime in San Diego has taken strides to break from the past, but coach Mike McCoy and friends haven't forgotten their Chargers history. Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports spent part of Saturday at NFL Network with retired Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who told Silver he was..." April 28
San Diego Union-Tribune "This is going to be fun. You thought San Diego was a sleepy sports town? Manti Te’o just slipped some smelling salts under its nose. This is going to be interesting. Worried that the Chargers were fading from relevance? A 22-year-old just upgraded them from a rotary dial to an iPhone..." April 27
manti says when he saw a california area code he thought some of his friends were trying to prank him. can't make this stuff up.
Broncos are signing former Chargers LB Shaun Phillips.
San Diego Union-Tribune "All-American linebacker. Team leader. Media freight train. The whole thing. Manti Te'o is coming to the Chargers. San Diego traded up in the second round with the Cardinals, moving up from the No. 45 to the No. 38 pick to select the former Notre Dame inside linebacker. He is expected to..." April 26
CBSSports.com "Offensive tackle continues to be the hottest position in the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft. San Diego was the latest team to take a tackle, drafting Alabama's D.J. Fluker with the No. 11 overall pick on Thursday. Fluker is the fourth tackle off the board, behind Eric Fisher at No. 1, Luke..." April 26
San Diego Union-Tribune "Here we go again. We’re about to watch an NFL draft with very few impact players available at the top yet with great depth at certain positions. At least, that’s what we’re hearing. Of course, it’s a variation of what we hear more years than not. Perhaps the best part of the draft..." April 25
CBSSports.com "Because they do the on-location television coverage for the draft, the analysts who work for ESPN and NFL Network will know in advance who's being taken in the 2013 NFL Draft. But this year, those folks aren't going to spoil the picks on Twitter. Instead, they will "speculate" on who might be..." April 22
Source: Veteran CB Quentin Jammer is meeting with #Redskins officials tonight in VA. 11-year vet has spent entire career in SD. 33 yrs old.
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers deliberated this offseason which of three tenders to place on wide receiver Danario Alexander. At $2.879 million, they'd receive a first-round draft pick if another club signed him. At $2.023 million, they'd get a second-round pick. They opted, upon assessing their cap situation..." April 20
ESPN.com "A mild gamble paid off for the San Diego Chargers. No team gave promising receiver Danario Alexander a restricted contract offer sheet by the Friday night deadline. The Chargers did give Alexander, signed off the street last year, a round compensation tender. So, it was thought in league..." April 20
San Diego Union-Tribune "Rise and shine. The Chargers are waking up early on the East Coast. When the NFL announced the regular season schedule Thursday, the team learned six of its eight road games begin at 10 a.m. PT. Four of those games are on the East Coast: Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Washington and..." April 18
San Diego Union-Tribune "There wasn't a secret Utah handshake Tuesday between two Utes, Mike McCoy and Eric Weddle. But McCoy, heading out of the Chargers media trailer, slapped the safety on the back and bellowed, "Fine institution, Utah here." To us media dopes, McCoy comes off as someone brimming with energy and..." April 17
Yahoo! Sports "On the heels of regulators red-flagging a potential $18 million scam last week, multiple federal agencies are probing investments sold to NFL and NBA players, Yahoo! Sports has learned. According to multiple sources that spoke to Yahoo! Sports on the condition of anonymity, several professional..." April 17
NFL.com "Pat Summerall spent 10 years in the NFL as a player. He spent another 40 years describing the game he loved as one of the sport's iconic broadcasters. On Tuesday, Summerall passed away at the age of 82, Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell confirmed to NFL.com and NFL Network. According to..." April 16
NFL.com "Fear not, friends, the NFL schedule will become public knowledge this week. League spokesman Greg Aiello announced Tuesday that the NFL's 2013 regular-season slate of games will be announced on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This comes one day after the league told NFL.com's Around The League that..." April 16