Chargers Rumors & News

  • 4h
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Among the 2011 first-rounders, DT Corey Liuget also had his 5th-year option picked up by the #Chargers. That’s it for the group so far.

  • 2d
    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Malcom Floyd to attend Chargers voluntary workouts next week, as expected. Been running and lifting for weeks. Status for 2014 remains TBD.

  • Chargers cut Terrell Manning

    Fansided "After finishing in third place in the loaded AFC West (behind the champion Denver Broncos and runner-up Kansas City Chiefs), the San Diego Chargers returned to the postseason in 2013. Heading into the offseason, the Chargers had a few decisions to make. They actually won their first round..." April 14

  • Shawne Merriman to join WWE "This sounds about right. Former Chargers and Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman, who had previously dipped his toes in the professional wrestling waters, will join WWE, according to SBNation's Testudo Times. The announcement that the man once known as "Lights Out" would be "joining the WWE..." April 12

  • Chargers waive NT Byron Jerideau

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers are down to two nose tackles. On Tuesday, the team waived Byron Jerideau, trimming 334 pounds from a position that already looked light. San Diego is expected to add at least one rookie nose tackle in the next month, as Sean Lissemore and Kwame Geathers are the only ones on the..." April 09

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16 "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

  • Bradley Roby awaits visit with Chargers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Bradley Roby is eager to tell the Chargers his story. The former Ohio State cornerback is scheduled this month to make an official visit to San Diego, in part to recount his junior season — the arrest, the suspension, the practice habits, the shaky play. When the visit ends, General Manager..." April 05

  • Chargers, San Diego to commence stadium talks

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers want a new stadium. They finally could be moving toward getting one. Without having to move. Maybe. “The Chargers are incredibly important to the city and the region,” new San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer told “I firmly believe that it’s incumbent for everyone to..." March 29

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • Tom Telesco: Ryan Mathews is still our “bell cow”

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers bucked the recent trends with running backs by signing Donald Brown to a three-year, $10.4 million deal shortly after the start of free agency last week. The urgency of the move suggests that Telesco has fond memories of Brown from their shared time with the Colts and raised..." March 20

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the free agent list, and he was..." March 19

  • Seyi Ajirotutu returns to Chargers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers began the offseason with 12 players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents. Half are back with the team. Seyi Ajirotutu, a special teams gunner and wide receiver, became the latest Monday, signing a one-year contract. He had a team-high 15 special teams tackles in 2013,..." March 18

  • 33d
    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    Dwight Freeney took a pay cut from $3.5M to $2.5M. His '14 cap number goes from $4.75M to $3,843,750 in the process.

  • Steve Smith: Chargers offered me deal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Steve Smith won't be a Charger. He may have been close. General Manager Tom Telesco made an aggressive play for Smith after the former Panthers wide receiver officially became a free agent Thursday afternoon. Smith, who signed with the Ravens on Friday, told Baltimore media that the Chargers..." March 15

  • 34d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Versatile #Chargers CB Richard Marshall has agreed to one-year deal to return to San Diego, per source. Helps the back end.

  • Steelers sign Chargers' NT Cam Thomas

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The newest Steeler helps to fill the newest need in Pittsburgh. Cam Thomas has been signed on a two-year deal the same week the Steelers' defensive line was depleted with the departures of Al Woods and Ziggy Hood." March 14

  • 35d
    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Done deal: Chargers have reached three-year contract with Kavell Conner. Ex-Colt adds depth at inside linebacker.

  • 35d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Chargers agreed to terms with QB Kellen Clemens, former #Rams backup.

  • Donald Brown Signs $10.5M Deal With Chargers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers have struck in free agency. After more than seven hours passed quietly, they agreed to terms Tuesday night with Donald Brown, sources said. The former Colts running back joins San Diego on a three-year deal worth $10.5 million, $4 million of which is guaranteed. It is the same..." March 12

  • Chargers Add Versatility in David Johnson "The San Diego Chargers continued to add pieces to their 2014 roster, bringing the versatile David Johnson into the fold on Wednesday. The tight end is regarded as an excellent blocker with pass catching ability, and has appeared at fullback over his career as well. Over four seasons with the..." March 12

  • 38d
    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @FOXSports1 that @Chargers re-signed G Chad Rinehart to two-year, $6M contract with $2M guaranteed

  • Hakeem Nicks wants to sign with Colts, Chargers or Panthers

    Fansided "Hakeem Nicks is one of the wild card free agent receivers not he market as we all know he’s going to get paid but the question lies in whether or not he’ll live up to whatever contract he’s given this offseason. While there are teams that covet tall, deep threat targets like Nicks, the soon-to-be..." March 10

  • 40d
    Ricky Henne @ChargersRHenne

    Darrell Stuckey has agreed to a new multi-year contract with the Chargers.

  • 'Option' key to Donald Butler extension

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Several contracts will be negotiated this month at Chargers Park. None will quite resemble last week's Donald Butler deal. The specific numbers are now known on the inside linebacker's extension. Essentially, he signed two deals with one signature, an elaborate seven-year, $51.8 million..." March 06

  • 44d
    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Chargers have informed CB Derek Cox they plan to release him, per source. Cox spent one season in San Diego. Was due $4.25M base salary.

  • Chargers Release FB Le’Ron McClain

    NFL Trade Rumors "Michael Gehlken reports that the Chargers have released veteran FB Le’Ron McClain on Tuesday. Gehlken adds that this move will create $2.5 million in cap space for the Chargers. McClain, 29, has been mentioned as a potential release candidate for a few months now. He signed a three-year..." March 04

  • 45d
    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Chargers WR Eddie Royal has restructured his contract. Was previously set to earn prohibitive $4.5 million base salary with $6M cap hit.

  • NFL might experiment with making extra-point attempts longer "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03

  • 45d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    All in all, #Charger deal for LB Donald Butler is 7 years, one that can be worth a total of more than $48M with $28M guaranteed.

  • Malcom Floyd resumes running, football return remains uncertain

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd said recently that he hopes to resume his NFL career after last September’s serious neck injury and he’s taken a step tower that return. Floyd told Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego that he has resumed running as part of the rehabilitation process and has been..." March 02

  • Donald Butler vows to improve durability "Middle linebacker Donald Butler was pleased to sign a new multiyear deal with the San Diego Chargers on Friday before heading out for a previously scheduled vacation to Maui. Butler considered waiting it out and testing his value out on the open market once free agency began on March 11, but..." March 02

  • Details on Donald Butler’s deal still not available

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, Chargers linebacker Donald Butler announced via Twitter that he has signed a new contract with the team. More than 24 hours later, the only available detail is that it’s a multi-year deal. There have been no reports about the money to be paid. No information about base value,..." March 01

  • Report: Contract negotiations with Donald Butler not going well

    Bolts From The Blue "There has been some talk the last couple days about Donald Butler and where he stands with the Chargers. A few days ago Mike Silver of NFL Network said this on Total Access. If I'm General Manager Tom Telesco, I'm doing the same thing. Butler has an injury history that just can't be ignored. Is..." February 28

  • Donald Butler announces he’s staying with Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "Teams looking for help at linebacker can cross another potential free agent off the list. Donald Butler took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce that he has re-signed with the Chargers. “Feeling blessed! Y’all heard it here first! Deal is done!! SD I aint going no where!! Too..." February 28

  • Salary cap will jump to $133M for 2014 season "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28

  • Expansion to 14 playoff teams likely after 2015 season

    Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27

  • 51d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    .@PeteDougherty said @NFL is strongly considering moving Pro Bowl to AZ for 2015. I’m told discussions are “active & serious.” Very possible

  • Nick Hardwick tells Chargers he’s coming back

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers center Nick Hardwick has decided against retiring. Hardwick, who said after the Chargers’ playoff loss that he was thinking of calling it a career, instead told the Chargers on Saturday that he intends to play at least one more year. “I told them I expect to play next season,”..." February 22

  • No clarity yet on Hardwick, Floyd

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Two respected Chargers veterans began the offseason with undefined NFL futures. As March approaches, uncertainty remains. General Manager Tom Telesco said this week the team hasn't heard, one way or the other, from Nick Hardwick. The center is weighing retirement and, as of Friday evening,..." February 22

  • 56d
    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Tom Telesco praises Eddie Royal, but "we've got a decision to make on a number of guys." Chargers save $4.5 million if Royal released.

  • NFL is projected to raise its 2014 salary cap to $130 million "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20

  • Competition committee discusses making PATs longer "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19

  • Chargers to sign CFL pass rusher

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Cordarro Law was a top pass rusher in the Canadian Football League last season. He'll take a jump in class now with the Chargers. The outside linebacker agreed to terms on a reserve/future contract, the team announced Friday. He's expected to join San Diego in April when the club convenes..." February 15

  • Roger Goodell's NFL Compensation Exceeds $44M In 12-Month Period

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include..." February 15

  • Donald Butler talks to heat up

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The effort to keep Donald Butler in San Diego will soon intensify outside it. Next week, the Chargers will be busy at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and per a source familiar with the situation, high on the agenda is a meeting with agent Eugene Parker. He represents Butler, the..." February 14

  • HBO to launch fictional football series

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn’t televise NFL games is going to give it another try. According to, HBO has picked up the series Ballers, which explores the..." February 14

  • Larry English won’t be a free agent, after all

    Pro Football Talk "NFLPA records indicate that Chargers linebacker Larry English, a first-round pick in 2009, will be a free agent in March. The Chargers say otherwise. In response to our list of AFC West potential free agents, based largely on the NFLPA official list of free agents, a Chargers source advises..." February 09

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