San Diego Union-Tribune "Philip Rivers threw two touchdowns and Ryan Mathews added another score and wore down Denver as the Chargers upset the Broncos 27-20 in Denver on Thursday night. The Chargers’ second straight win over a Manning – Peyton on Thursday and his brother Eli and the New York Giants on Sunday – got..." December 13
Chargers inactives: CB J. Patrick (ankle), SS B. Taylor, OT K. Wiggins, WR L. Hawkins, OG S. Schilling, NT K. Geathers and QB B. Sorenson.
NFL.com "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Wednesday that the league is considering making fundamental changes with how in-game replay reviews are handled. "I think our officials do an incredible job, but there's always room for improvement," Goodell told NFL Media's Albert Breer at the Special..." December 12
San Diego Union-Tribune "A contract year for Cam Thomas with the Chargers could be the last year. That is the direction, anyway, the situation appears ahead. The fourth-year veteran nose tackle has been replaced in San Diego's starting lineup, Sean Lissemore getting the nod Sunday versus the Giants. Lissemore joined..." December 11
San Diego Union-Tribune "Shaun Phillips has recorded a sack at Qualcomm Stadium more than 30 times in his 10-year NFL career. This season, for the first time after dragging down the quarterback, he got booed. He was a Bronco. The quarterback was Philip Rivers. "It's no hard feelings, honestly," Phillips said...." December 11
San Diego Union-Tribune "In the Philip Rivers-Eli Manning rivalry, score another one to the guy who wears lightning bolts. Rivers threw three touchdown passes while Manning struggled with three interceptions as the Chargers dominated New York, beating the Giants 37-14 and likely putting an end to their playoff..." December 09
Pro Football Talk "Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt may stay only one year in San Diego. And his boss is OK with that. San Diego head coach Mike McCoy said talk that the Texans will be interested in hiring Whisenhunt after the season is a good indication that Whisenhunt is well respected around the..." December 07
San Diego Union-Tribune "Chargers coach Mike McCoy didn't sugarcoat this. Johnnie Troutman was flagged for a penalty late in the fourth quarter Sunday. McCoy didn't like it. On Monday, he called the penalty "critical." He called the mistake "unacceptable." Now, Troutman won't be in the starting lineup this..." December 05
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
Cincinnati Enquirer "The bye week didn’t alleviate one key ingredient in this Bengals’ season. They got their eighth victory, but it was another in a long line of ugly, going down to the last minute games. Cincinnati got its third straight win on the West Coast, defeating San Diego 17-10. With the win, the Bengals..." December 02
San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates missed five of 72 offensive snaps Sunday. The way his hamstring felt, it could have been more. The Chargers tight end was back on the field Friday, present at an all-important practice after missing the previous two days. He was a full participant and is listed as probable to..." November 30
NFL.com "Per the National Football League’s long-standing policy that requires all games not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff to be blacked out in the local market, the game between the San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1:25 pm PT at Qualcomm Stadium will not be televised..." November 28
ESPN.com "Left tackle King Dunlap has suffered two concussions and a neck injury this season, so you can understand if the San Diego Chargers want to make sure he’s fully healthy before letting him take the field with a helmet and shoulder pads again. “They’re just being a little more cautious with it,..." November 28
Ryan Mathews practicing today. Good sign for Sunday availability. Chargers running back rested hamstring Wednesday.
ESPN.com "With cornerback Derek Cox benched three of the past four weeks, San Diego coach Mike McCoy said there will be an open competition in the secondary at practice this week. Asked if Cox would return to his starting role, McCoy indicated that jobs would be up for grabs in the defensive backfield...." November 27
San Diego Union-Tribune "Three catches for Seyi Ajirotutu for the season. One very big one. Subbing for injured teammate Eddie Royal, Ajirotutu caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers with 24 seconds left in the game as the Chargers upset the Chiefs 41-38 in Kansas City. In a wild game with eight lead..." November 25
ESPN.com "He's stayed mostly in the background during the regular season, but San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco talked with XTRA Sports 1360 radio this week about the direction of the team in his first season. Telesco says he's disappointed with San Diego's 4-6 record, but believes the team..." November 21
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is practicing today. Was sidelined most of fourth quarter Sunday.
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram will return to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, per source. He suffered torn ACL in May.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Willie Smith worked out for the Chargers last week. He clearly made an impression. The veteran offensive tackle signed a two-year contract Monday, joining the 53-man roster. Tackle Kenny Wiggins, who was just signed Saturday from the practice squad, was waived in a corresponding move...." November 18
ESPN.com "A day after his team’s disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins, San Diego coach Mike McCoy provided some updates on players who suffered injuries against Miami. McCoy said rookie receiver Keenan Allen, who appeared to suffer a knee injury in the second half, should be available this week...." November 18
Mike McCoy on Keenan Allen: "He's fine. He'll be fine."
Mike McCoy says Johnny Patrick suffered a concussion. Original sense from team last night is it wasn't. Had two concussions in preseason.
San Diego Union-Tribune "A foot tripped Keenan Allen on Sunday. A knee then knocked him from the game. The Chargers wide receiver had a tough first play to the fourth quarter. He suffered a right knee injury, forcing him to be a spectator for a two-minute drill that fell short in a 20-16 loss to the..." November 18
Miami Herald "No offensive linemen. No margin for error. No problem for the Dolphins. The Dolphins survived the Chargers 20-16 Sunday evening with just enough offense, just enough defense — and just enough charity from San Diego. Their reward: a move into a tie with the Jets for the sixth and final..." November 18
San Diego Union-Tribune "On the day he traded up seven spots to draft Manti Te’o, Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco perked up not only while discussing Te’o but the anticipated pairing with Donald Butler. Telesco described Te’o, selected 38th, as a “first-round player” who “fits what John Pagano wants to run” with..." November 16
San Diego Union-Tribune "Chargers center Nick Hardwick seems on track to make his 60th consecutive start. Hardwick, sidelined for parts of last Sunday's game by a neck-shoulder stinger, returned to practice Friday after merely observing team workouts Wednesday and Thursday. Also practicing Friday were Le'Ron McClain..." November 15
CBSSports.com "The NFL has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, but with a rash of injuries this season to the game's most visible players, more rules could be on the way to keep passers safe. "Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he's presenting?" NFL..." November 15
San Diego Union-Tribune "The status of King Dunlap is "up in the air," a source said Tuesday. The Chargers left tackle has been diagnosed with a neck strain. That much is known. But as that injury is further evaluated on a player with two confirmed concussions this year, it is difficult to tell just how long Dunlap..." November 12
San Diego Union-Tribune "The final year of Larry English's rookie contract will end on injured reserve. The Chargers placed the outside linebacker on IR Tuesday with a pectoral injury suffered in Sunday's game against the Broncos. He was seen favoring his right arm following a second-quarter sack of Peyton Manning,..." November 12
We've signed LB Adrian Robinson and placed Larry English on IR.
San Diego Union-Tribune "The passing game was shut down considerably the last time the Chargers played at Qualcomm Stadium. Just ask Jesse Unger. The 27-year-old was throwing a football in the stadium parking lot before last month's Bolts-Colts game when police officers told him to stop. "Coach's orders?" quipped..." November 10
Denver Post "If a football field were a classroom, Peyton Manning would be the kid in the front row with his hand up, ready to not only state the correct answer, but prove the teacher wrong in the process. With class playing out at Qualcomm Stadium here Sunday on a spectacular November afternoon, Manning's..." November 10
CSN Washington "Redskins blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter but they came back to beat the Chargers in overtime 30-24. After a late Chargers field goal tied the game at 24, the Redskins took the overtime kickoff and drove 79 yards for to a four-yard Darrel Young touchdown run, his third of the..." November 04
San Diego Union-Tribune "The drives he extended led to a touchdown and field goal, respectively. Tight end Antonio Gates shook his head in the locker room this week when discussing Allen's growth. A knee injury sidelined Allen for the end of his 2012 season at California. He was reportedly clocked at 4.71 seconds in..." November 02
Bolts From The Blue "The San Diego Chargers played a safe game avoiding mistakes and making a few big plays and ended up with a big 24-6 win over the 0-7 Jacksonville Jaguars. Mike McCoy's team now has a winning record for the first time this season. This was total domination of a bad football team by the San Diego..." October 21
Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe) in a protective boot. Injured on reverse run Monday returned to game. Not practicing.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Melvin Ingram is eligible to rejoin the Chargers in practice. That doesn't mean he will. At least for now. The outside linebacker was sidelined from practice and games the first six weeks of the season as required for players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. He can return to..." October 16
Pro Football Talk "Anquan Boldin and those who agree with him aren’t going to be happy. According to Matthew Futterman and Shalini Ramachandran of the Wall Street Journal the NFL is considering adding more Thursday night games to its current slate of 13 televised by NFL Network. Per the report the league could..." October 16
Haven't even discussed it. RT @NFLprguy Wondering where idea of Thursday night doubleheader came from? So are we. We haven't considered it.
San Diego Union-Tribune "The San Diego offense had four drives of 65 or more yards on Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts but only one touchdown. Still behind a defense that yielded little the Chargers won 19-9. The only touchdown of the game came in the second quarter when Chargers QB Philip Rivers hit Keenan..." October 15
San Diego Union-Tribune "The man who leads the Chargers in interceptions after five games is 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds. His jersey number is 92. He has dropped into coverage once all season a not-so-fluid zone back-peddle last week against the Raiders. Cam Thomas “made his play” cornerback Richard Marshall said...." October 13
NFL.com "The San Diego Chargers expect to have their leading rusher on the field for Monday night's meeting with the Indianapolis Colts. Ryan Mathews practiced fully Saturday and was listed as probable after leaving Sunday night's loss to the Oakland Raiders with a concussion the team announced. The..." October 12
Pro Football Talk "With 9000 tickets left to sell as of Thursday there’s no way the Chargers could have avoided a blackout of their game against the Colts without financial assistance. (Or without buying some of the tickets on their own.) With no blackout of any Monday Night Football game since the last week of..." October 12
San Diego Union-Tribune "Standing at his Chargers locker after practice Vincent Brown picked up his last piece of clothing tugged the sweatshirt over his head and turned around. In an instant four video cameras from the local TV stations were a foot from his face. Welcome back. “Once you have a big game everybody..." October 12
Encouraging strides by King Dunlap in recovery from Week 3 concussion per source. Chargers LT has begun running lifting. On right track.
PSD Staff In Week 5 we saw the “dueling banjo” competition between Peyton Manning and Tony Romo. Touchdown for touchdown yards for yards and although to different degrees a pick for a pick! We expect Manning and Romo to continue to be hot in Week 6. Injuries as always will be looming over your heads as game... October 10