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League suspends Antonio Gates 4 games for PED use

The NFL has come down on San Diego Chargers veteran tight end Antonio gates for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Gates released a statement earlier today, claiming he was unaware of taking anything illegal. "In my 12 years in the NFL, I have taken tremendous pride in upholding the integrity of the NFL shield and all that it entails," Gates said...
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San Diego Chargers: TE Antonio Gates Suspended for PED Use

Future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio Gates has missed just 13 regular season games in his 12-year career. Only once has he missed more than three games in one season. In 2015, however, Gates will be suspended the first four games of the season due to violating the NFL drug policy.  Gates took full responsibility and explained what could have led to the positive test in a statement...
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Antonio Gates suspended four games for substance abuse

The NFL announced a flurry of suspensions on Thursday afternoon, and the most surprising may have been the four-game ban San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has received for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. In a statement on his Twitter account, Gates insisted he would never knowingly ingest a banned substance. He claims...Read More
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Antonio Gates suspended four games for violating drug policy

The NFL went on a suspension spree Thursday, and Antonio Gates might have been the biggest name involved. The San Diego Chargers tight end was suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Thursday afternoon. It’s unclear at this point what Gates tested positive for. Gates did, however, seem to blame the positive test on rehab...
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Four San Diego Chargers who must produce

The 2015 San Diego Chargers enter a critical season for the entire organization. A successful season will go a long way in either generating momentum to stay in San Diego, or excitement around a move to Los Angles. Here are four players who must produce for the team to return to the postseason. Phillip Rivers: Things are not looking good for Phillip Rivers and his future with the...
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Chargers job listing: Applicants must be open to move to LA

The NFL has yet to make any official announcements about its future plans to move one or more teams to Los Angeles, but it seems highly likely that the San Diego Chargers are a top candidate. In fact, the Chargers aren’t really keeping it a secret. One of the requirements for a recent job listing...Read More
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Chargers Add Interesting Requirement to Job Posting

The San Diego Chargers are looking for a tax manager. Are you qualified? In addition to a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and certification in the field, applicants must be competent workers—you know, like meet tight deadlines, organize and communicate well, all that normal stuff. But don’t forget the last little detail: You must be willing to move from San Diego...
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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook: San Diego Chargers

  The San Diego Chargers were able to match their 2013 win total of nine games in 2014. Those nine wins were more of a step back considering they started  Full Article » The post 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook: San Diego Chargers appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
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Five times San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was hilarious or awesome in 2014

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is known for his antics both on and off the field. Like him or hate him, you can’t argue with the fact Rivers is completely polarizing, but also a genuinely good guy. He may talk a little trash and sometimes be goofy, but it’s not Like Rivers is ever making headlines for truly bad reasons. Here are five great moments from Rivers in 2014 that...
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Line coach D'Alessandris gets the most out of backup OT Hairston

Chris Hairston had one name it mind when he hit the free agent market. It was Joe D'Alessandris, his former line coach in Buffalo. Relationships count in today's NFL, and under the current Chargers offensive line coach, Hairston had his best season as a blocker. “(D’Alessandris) helped me prepare myself for that (2011) season and get to a point where I felt confident getting...
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Three San Diego Chargers who have to be better in 2015 for the team to make the playoffs

The San Diego Chargers broke their playoff drought a couple years back but were on the outside looking in once again in 2014. The reason why? In part, because of three players who didn’t quite live up to their potential a season ago. Here are three guys who need to be better in 2015 for the team to get back to the playoffs. No. 3 — Branden Oliver Oliver must show Melvin Gordon...
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Three time San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was clutch and threw sweet TD passes

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has thrown some awesome TD passes over the years. Here are three of his best, including two game winners. No. 3 — That’s a winner, in New York Aw. Don’t you miss Vincent Jackson? You may also be interested in: Three time San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was clutch and threw sweet TD passes Watch: The four biggest plays of Seahawks kicker...
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Chargers' terrible timing led to Los Angeles stadium exploration

The Chargers have tried to land a new San Diego-area home nine times before. Each time, they've come up short. History isn't on their side now that Los Angeles relocation is in play. The team isn't totally at fault, however. A national recession and a city-wide pension crisis put several earlier plans on hold, according to U-T San Diego. And San Diego has had seven different mayors...
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How the San Diego Chargers improved their rushing attack

Brandon Oliver This offseason the San Diego Chargers knew what needed to be accomplished if they want to stay competitive through the regular season. By the end of last year, the team was fighting for its playoff life with a patchwork unit that consisted of beat up starters and backups who tried to carry the team into a possible wildcard matchup. On offense, the team relied solely...
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Phillip Rivers Impressed With Melvin Gordon's Progress in Minicamp

Phillip Rivers is not getting any younger. With the sun possibly setting on the Chargers days in San Diego and his lack of interest in moving his time in the sun may be coming to an end sooner rather than later. So if he is going to finally win the big one he knows his team is going to need an actual running game--or at least a running back that can contribute. He hasn't had a really...
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San Diego Chargers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Almost every conversation concerning the Chargers eventually veers to the question of whether they will move to the Los Angeles area beginning with...
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Citizens seek antitrust lawsuit against San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers’ stadium troubles keep piling up in America’s Finest City. Chargers fans are fed up with the politics surrounding the team’s stadium debate, and have officially made themselves heard through a letter submitted to the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. The letter, which can be read in its entirety on San Diego’s NBC TV station website, essentially states...
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Former San Diego Chargers LB Shawn Merriman Once Caught Nick Hardwick Squatting Naked

During the long NFL season guys will sometimes go a little stir crazy. There may be a need to break up the monotony of the week and the process that takes a team from one week to the next. What they do to break up the monotony is up to them and could be anything. It might be a little change or it might be something completely nuts.It might even be working out on the squat rack in...
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Can the San Diego Chargers be a top 10 defense again?

Throughout all the ups and downs of last season, culminating in a frustrating week 17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers surprised the league and its fans with their defense finishing in the top 10 of the NFL. While the Chargers were unable to make the playoffs last season, the team finished with the 9th ranked overall defense, showing signs of great potential...
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San Diego Chargers Offensive Line Takes the #DropandGiveMe10 Challenge; Challenges Denver's O-Line

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge was wildly successful during its run, and it looks like another charity is hoping to have the same kind of success with a different challenge. It is the #DropandGiveMe10 challenge and it is just like it sounds--ten push ups. The campaign kicked off Memorial Weekend and will benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.The Foundation benefits the...
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Report: Citywide stadium vote not possible in San Diego

The City of Angels is one step closer to acquiring a football team. According to ProFootballTalk, the San Diego Chargers will not have sufficient time to get a measure on the ballot for a citywide vote concerning a new stadium to keep the team in San Diego. Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani released a statement, as noted by PFT: “On behalf of our entire organization...
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