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CHARGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chargers to begin negotiations for new stadium in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- A spokesman for Mayor Kevin Faulconer says city and county officials will sit down with executives from the Chargers on Tuesday to begin negotiations for a new stadium. The Chargers are threating to leave for the Los Angeles area if they don't get a new stadium deal. An advisory group appointed by Faulconer last week released a financing plan that it says will be a starting...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers post unintentionally hilarious vine of fubmling drill at OTAs

The San Diego Chargers social media staff is one of the best in the business. They post great vines like this one of Philip Rivers’ first ever handoff to Melvin Gordon. Today, though, they posted this. Back to work. https://t.co/cyYNMaqBay — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) May 27, 2015 Wait, whaaat? AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: From 1-32 based on chances of making the Hall...
Via cover32
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers most committal to team he’s been in awhile

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has had a rocky offseason. Fair or not, rumors have been swirling for months Rivers wants out of San Diego — all fueled by Rivers’ unwillingness to sign an extension with the Chargers. On Tuesday Rivers, for the first time, sounded like a man who actually may play more than just 2015 in San Diego. Philip Rivers: It would be awesome to stay...
Via cover32
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers Likes What He Sees From Rookie RB Melvin Gordon

For some teams, Tuesday represented the first day of OTAs. It’s a chance for new players to mesh with holdovers in order to form a relationship heading into the summer months. This was the case with the San Diego Chargers and rookie first-round pick Melvin Gordon, who is expected to play a vital role in the team’s offense in 2015. Of course, Gordon was the center of attention...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the San Diego Chargers starters for 2015

With the NFL Draft now over, free agency in a lull, and players readying for OTA’s, the 90 man roster of each NFL team is close to set for the start of training camp.  While training camp is still a month away and players are starting to get back into the swing of off-season workouts, here is an early projection for the starters of the San Diego Chargers heading into week 1 of...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phillip Rivers to Stevie Johnson Has to Look Good to San Diego Chargers Fans

Stevie Johnson has something in San Diego that he has not had ever in his career--a truly good passing quarterback and an offense that likes to throw the ball. Phillip Rivers has something in Stevie Johnson that should encourage him to want to stick around with the Chargers beyond next season--another quality target to throw the ball to.Will it work? Will he want to stay? If he and...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers’ Melvin Ingram Drops 20 Pounds, Feels Like a “Different Melvin”

San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram, the team’s first-round pick back in 2012, has only played in 13 games over the past two seasons. Making sure that he is in tip-top shape approaching the 2015 season, Ingram decided to lose some weight. Now 20 pounds lighter after spending part of the offseason working out in Miami, Ingram had this to say about his current body...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers hands the ball to Melvin Gordon for the first time (video)

San Diego Chargers fans will love this. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed this weekend Power Rankings: The league’s defenses sorted from 1-32 Hopefully it’s the start of a dynamic (working) relationship. Rivers to Gordon. https://t.co/4kENEZlPxt — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) May 26, 2015 It may just be one meaningless handoff in May...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers’ Eric Weddle to skip more voluntary OTAs

Eric Weddle has been an absolute stud in the defensive backfield of the San Diego Chargers for about seven years now. He’s never missed more than three games in a season since 2007. And that’s why the Bolts’ all-pro safety is unhappy his contract hasn’t yet been tended to. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport broke the news yesterday via his Twitter account that Weddle still wants...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Weddle not expected to attend OTA’s this week

San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle has been one of the top players at his position for the past few season. Weddle, who is 30 years old will be entering the final year of his contract this season and wants a new deal. The three-time Pro Bowler made this clear once the season was over, but the Chargers have been dragging their feet on his extension. Now with the Chargers OTA...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Weddle not expected to attend Chargers OTAs

The bubbling contract dispute between the Chargers and their best defender is starting to boil over.Safety Eric Weddle will skip organized team activities as he hunts for a new deal, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/602932696608710656The Chargers would be wise to iron something out soon. According to Bolts from the Blue, Weddle's cap...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers S Eric Weddle To Skip OTAs, Looking For Contract Extension

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chargers S Eric Weddle will not be in attendance for the start of Organized Team Activities. Rapoport adds that Weddle is looking for a long-term contract extension from the Chargers. Weddle previously made it clear that he had no intention of showing up for offseason workouts until they’ve discussed a new ... The post Chargers S Eric Weddle...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Way-too-early Bold Predictions for 2015 Chargers

The San Diego Chargers are primed to bounce back after just missing the playoffs last year. With the 2015 season creeping up behind us, let's take a look at three bold, but possible, predictions for the Chargers.SPOILER ALERT: Below are actual facts. If you don't want to be spoiled, please stop reading.1. Melvin Gordon will run for 1,000+ yards, make the Pro Bowl, and win Offensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Changing Numbers; Going to Wear No. 25 After All

NFL Players often like to wear the same number they wore in college. For some it's been the same number since high school (or longer). If someone on the team happens to already have the number they are out of luck. They either have to strike a deal with the veteran or just choose another number.Melvin Gordon appeared to cool with picking another number and went ahead and choose No...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Add Potential QB Depth in Chase Rettig

Fourth all-time in passing yardage at BC, Rettig is looking to restart a pro career that was derailed before it got started in 2014. After completing just one of three passes in the preseason, undrafted free agent Rettig was released prior to the start of the 2014 season by the Green Bay Packers. His most productive college passing season was his 2012 junior year where he racked...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers sign OT Joe Barksdale

Barksdale was shockingly still available this late in free agency. Barksdale was a 3rd round pick of the Raiders in 2011, but he barely played in his first 2 seasons in the league, playing 282 snaps in 2011-2012 combined. He became a starter in 2013 with the Rams, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 25th ranked offensive tackle in 13 starts. He couldn’t quite match that in 2014...
Via The Football Fan Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Bolster Offensive Line, Land Top Free Agent

The San Diego Chargers landed arguably the top remaining free agent and bolstered their offensive line on Tuesday, signing OT Joseph Barksdale to a one-year contract. The #Chargers will sign OT Joseph Barksdale to a 1-year deal, source said. Base minimum, $350K to sign, $1M more available in incentives. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 19, 2015   That’s exceptional value...
Via Gridiron Grit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney Harrison: Patriots brought Deflategate on

Rodney Harrison has used his status as an NFL analyst to defend his former team on several occasions in the past, but he didn’t exactly fight for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s reputation while discussing Deflategate. During an appearance on NBC Sports Radio’s “Going Deep” with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman on Friday, Harrison...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tell Me All That You Know, I’ll Show You

If you go to the 15 minute mark of this week’s San Diego Sports Junkies podcast, you’ll here yours truly rambling on about the Bolts.  I admit that I was talking waaaaayyy too fast and the connection with their “Skypeline” was pretty sketchy.  I can’t even hear what I was saying.  However, the guys were very gracious and I plan to talk with them at some point soon....
Via Justice is Coming
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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