Chargers Rumors & News

  • Mike McCoy: Jason Verrett wouldn’t have played if he wasn’t ready

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers coach Mike McCoy met the media on Friday and there were more questions about how the team handled a pair of injuries from Thursday night than there were about why they couldn’t handle the Broncos. McCoy was asked about the decision to play cornerback Jason Verrett after he missed last..." October 24

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    There's a fear Chargers rookie CB Jason Verrett made his shoulder injury worse last night and could miss significant time, sources say.

  • Eddie Royal says loss to Broncos is motivating, not discouraging

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers opened the season 5-1, but even as they were piling up wins they knew that they had a big obstacle standing in the way of their hopes for the season. Two meetings with the Broncos loomed and there’s not much chance of winning the AFC West title without handling Denver at least..." October 24

  • Peyton Manning hardly thrilled after Broncos' win over Chargers

    Denver Post "All this excellence can get repetitive after a while, even for those in the Broncos' video board operating room. It was the fourth quarter and the Broncos had their usual two touchdown lead when the stadium staff started livening up the soldout joint by showing San Diego quarterback Philip..." October 24

  • Fox not too concerned about Broncos’ scoreboard operator "In the end, the actions of an exuberant video board operator that caught Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's attention Thursday night were honest mistakes, Broncos coach John Fox said Friday. Following the Broncos' 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers, Manning was critical of some..." October 24

  • Peyton Manning goes off on Broncos 'disrespectful' scoreboard operator "Late in the fourth quarter against the Chargers on Thursday, Peyton Manning should have been in a good mood. The Broncos were up 35-21 and Denver had the ball. However, Manning clearly wasn't in a good mood, as you can see below. Peyton Manning goes off on Broncos 'disrespectful'..." October 24

  • Antonio Gates is now Chargers all-time leader in receiving yards "It took 44 years, but someone has finally passed Lance Alworth as the San Diego Chargers all-time leading receiver -- and it wasn't even a receiver. Tight end Antonio Gates passed Alworth on Thursday night against the Broncos after catching a 31-yard pass from Philip Rivers against the Broncos...." October 24

  • Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers: Bolden and Johnson are inactive, Cody Latimer active

    Mile High Report "Here are the inactives for the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers for tonights Thursday Night Football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Thoughts: The Denver Broncos will be without two of their key special teams players tonight. Cornerback Omar Bolden and Linebacker Steven..." October 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Antonio Gates needs 29 receiving yards to break Hall-of-Famer Lance Alworth’s Chargers' franchise record for most career receiving yards.

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Has begun on-field work. Still a process. May be out through Wk 10 bye. RT @Scott2345 When do you think we'll see Mathews back on the field?

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Chargers have ruled out RBs Donald Brown and Ryan Mathews along with CB Brandon Flowers for Thursday night's game in Denver.

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    San Diego Chargers @Chargers

    Game status: Flowers out. Attaochu doubtful. Verrett and Williams questionable.

  • Agent's Take: Philip Rivers is on his way to joining the $20 million QB club "What a difference 15 months makes. When the San Diego Chargers opened training camp in 2013, Philip Rivers was at a career crossroads. Two straight disappointing seasons had taken him out of discussions about elite quarterbacks. His 47 turnovers during the 2011 and 2012 seasons were the most of..." October 21

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion) aren't practicing. Neither expected to play Thursday vs. Broncos.

  • Freeney gets his shot at Peyton Manning

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Finally, Dwight Freeney will get a chance to sack Peyton Manning. Barring injury, Thursday night's game in Denver will pit the two friends and former Colts teammates against each other for the first time. When Freeney joined the Chargers in May 2012, he sounded eager for the chance to..." October 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • After slow start, Chargers' Donald Butler back to form "After a sluggish start, San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler feels like he’s doing a better job of earning his keep over the past three games. A switch back to a more familiar position helped in his improved play. “It’s gotten better,” he said. “Initially, I started a little..." October 19

  • Chiefs wary of the Chargers’ red-hot Philip Rivers, and with good reason

    Kansas City Star "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers hardly needs more momentum entering his team’s home showdown against the Chiefs on Sunday. He is, after all, 6-0 against them at San Diego since 2008. However, Rivers has thrown for more than 300 yards in two of his last three outings, a red-hot stretch in a..." October 19

  • Ryan Mathews working his way back

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ryan Mathews knelt over at his locker Wednesday. He slipped into running shoes. He wore gray, light-material pants fit for running. Almost time? "I'm hoping," Mathews said. "I'm just taking it one day at a time. When they think it's time for me to start running, then it's time to start..." October 16

  • Eric Weddle audibled to a fake punt on fourth-and-35

    San Diego Union-Tribune "You know Eric Weddle as the cornerstone of the Chargers' defense, the four-time All-Pro safety who -- whether it's a late-game pick or a midfield hit -- makes everyone watching say "whoa." Sunday, however, he did something that prompted an entirely different reaction. Early in the third..." October 13

  • It was messy, but Chargers still beat Raiders

    San Diego Union-Tribune "And yet, they still won. The Chargers that trounced the Super Bowl champs, shut out the Jets and buried the Jaguars by 19 points were nowhere to be found Sunday. The team whose four-game winning streak had national pundits deeming it the top squad in the NFL was MIA. The Chargers weren't..." October 13

  • Raiders fans egg Chargers' bus "The San Diego Chargers' team bus was egged by fans at Stadium as it arrived at the facility to drop off players for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was on the bus, along with a group of San Diego players. According to a team spokesperson, players..." October 13

  • Ryan Mathews, Donald Brown ruled out for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers’ ground game is set to lean on an undrafted rookie in Week Six. Veteran tailbacks Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion) have been declared out of Sunday’s game at Oakland, according to the team’s injury report. This leaves first-year player Branden Oliver in line to get..." October 10

  • Chargers may fight over L.A. market

    Pro Football Talk "Well, that escalated quickly. At a time when the NFL hopes to downplay the notion that one or two teams soon will be moving to Los Angeles, the Chargers are prepared to take steps to protect the market that’s not far up the road from San Diego. As explained by Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Chargers receivers best Rivers has had?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates has been here for it all. He has caught more passes from Philip Rivers than the next two closest players combined. Their 65 touchdown connections are most between a quarterback and tight end in NFL history. Gates was around for every one of the NFL-record eight straight seasons..." October 09

  • Chargers Bring Back Veteran Ronnie Brown

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A recent concussion to Donald Brown clouds his Week 6 availability. On Tuesday, the Chargers re-signed a veteran who knows their system. Ronnie Brown, a 10th-year veteran, has returned to the club, the team announced Tuesday. He gives the backfield a healthy body, someone who can immediately..." October 08

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Chargers officially signed C Trevor Robinson from Bengals practice squad. Doug Legursky (knee) to IR.

  • Chargers overcome injuries, pummel Jets

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Doug Legursky strained for a couple moments. He reached and pulled at his left sock, pulled at it again, pulled at it again before slouching back in defeat and turning to locker neighbor Chris Watt. A little help. The Chargers rookie started to remove the sock, looked up for reassurance —..." October 06

  • Freeney is thankful, Floyd returns

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Dwight Freeney sat out Thursday's practice with a knee ailment that had limited him Wednesday. The 34-year-old linebacker, off to a strong start this season, said a blocker hit the knee late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 33-14 victory over Jacksonville. Freeney said he is hopeful he’ll play..." October 03

  • Chargers settle down, subdue Jaguars, 33-14

    San Diego Union-Tribune "John Pagano pointed and gestured Sunday, waving his arms around when addressing the Chargers defense. It just allowed its second touchdown of the second quarter. Before the ensuing kickoff, the coordinator gathered the unit together for a simple, sideline message. Jacksonville did not score..." September 29

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    TE Ladarius Green appeared on injury report Thursday (hamstring, limited) for first time in career. Not practicing today.

  • Family of Ex-Chargers DB Paul Oliver sues NFL over his suicide "The relatives of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver have sued the National Football League for wrongful death, claiming that concussions contributed to his suicide last year, the Associated Press reports. Oliver’s wife and sons are also suing the Chargers, the New Orleans..." September 24

  • Chargers sign running back Shaun Draughn, linebackers Cordarro Law & Kevin Reddick

    Bolts From The Blue "The San Diego Chargers today signed running back Shaun Draughn and linebackers Cordarro Law and Kevin Reddick. Chargers fans will already be familiar with the former CFL player Law as he was on the team throughout training camp before being cut and then signed to the practice squad. Kevin..." September 23

  • Manti Te'o out with foot fracture

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Manti Te'o will miss extensive time due to the latest foot injury. The Chargers inside linebacker suffered a foot fracture during Sunday's game against the Bills, sources said Monday. The severity is not such where he is expected to be placed on injured reserve, but he will miss multiple..." September 23

  • Sneaky Cardinals sign Marion Grice

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Marion Grice very well could've been on the Chargers' 53-man roster Sunday. He chose another option. Grice, a rookie sixth-round draft pick on San Diego's practice squad, took a physical Monday in Arizona and is signing a two-year deal with the Cardinals, a source said. His departure forces..." September 23

  • Danny Woodhead expected to miss rest of season

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers lost running back Danny Woodhead early in Sunday’s victory over the Bills and it may be some time before they get him back on the field. San Diego announced that Woodhead, who left the game on crutches, suffered a right ankle injury that caused him to be carted off the field. It..." September 22

  • Danny Woodhead carted off for RB-thin Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers were thin at running back anyway, and they just got thinner. Danny Woodhead was just carted off the field with what appears to be a right ankle injury, and his return was announced as questionable. They were already without Ryan Mathews (sprained MCL), so they could ill afford..." September 21

  • Chargers lose Melvin Ingram for at least eight weeks

    Pro Football Talk "The injury woes that have plagued Melvin Ingram continue. Ingram, the outside linebacker who was the Chargers’ first-round draft pick in 2012, has been placed on injured reserve with the return designation. That means he’ll miss at least the next eight weeks." September 20

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    Tom Krasovic @UTkrasovic

    #Chargers injury report: Attaochu and Allen are questionable. Ingram and Mathews are out. #Bills

  • Richard Sherman laughs off 'little' Chargers' remarks "Multiple San Diego Chargers claimed that Richard Sherman had been "exposed" after Philip Rivers completed some passes in the direction of the Seattle Seahawks cornerback Sunday. Sherman leaned on social media to return fire that night. On Wednesday, he came back at San Diego wide receiver..." September 18

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Chargers wear out Seahawks in win

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A crowd in white drowned out the blue and neon green, in numbers and noise. Two star players from the visiting team left the field due to heat-related cramps. One was carted off. All week, the Chargers had a name for this game. "It was White Hot Sunday," wide receiver Malcom Floyd said. "We..." September 15

  • Ryan Mathews has sprained MCL

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Few topics can quiet a celebratory locker room. On Sunday, Ryan Mathews was one. The Chargers running back was carted off the field with a right knee injury. The early prognosis is he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament, a source said following a 30-21 win over Seattle. It is..." September 15

  • Keenan Allen: Richard Sherman isn't really a shutdown corner "After San Diego's 30-21 win over Seattle on Sunday, several Charger players said the team's offense 'exposed' Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen took those comments one step further, saying that Sherman's not the 'shutdown corner' he claims to be. "He's..." September 15

  • Ryan Mathews to miss about a month

    San Diego Union-Tribune "An MCL sprain can sideline a player anywhere from a minimal amount to eight weeks. For Ryan Mathews, the timetable appears to fall somewhere in between. A recent MRI has confirmed a sprained MCL for the Chargers running back, and he is expected to miss four to five weeks, according to the..." September 15

  • Ryan Mathews departs via cart

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers are trying to hold onto a 27-21 lead in the fourth quarter against the Packers, but they’ve just seen their starting running back leave on a cart. Ryan Mathews stayed on the ground after recovering a loose ball after a botched handoff with quarterback Philip Rivers. It was the..." September 14

  • Jason Verrett 'ready' if called to start

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Jason Verrett has yet to start an NFL game. That could change as soon as Sunday. The Chargers first-round pick worked with the ones Friday in place of Brandon Flowers. The veteran cornerback was added to the injury report Thursday with a groin injury, not practicing Friday. He's one of two..." September 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    With Nick Hardwick out for the year, Chargers plan to sign former Steelers and Bills OL Doug Legursky.