Philip Rivers expects Hunter Henry to be a “key piece” right away

The Chargers picked tight end Hunter Henry in the second round of the draft in a move that the team hopes can kill two birds with one stone. In the long term, the Chargers would love it if Henry could step into the role that Antonio Gates has played on the offense since joining the…
Via Pro Football Talk
13 hours ago

Final Draft Picks by the Chargers

With the NFL draft in the rear view mirror we can now take a look at the picks that the San Diego Chargers made and what we think about them. The Chargers have added depth to their roster not only by drafting eight prominent college players, they also signed 20 undrafted free agents. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Where each team stands after the draft NFL Draft 2016: Five teams...
Via cover32
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Projected Day One Defensive Starters

The 2016 San Diego Chargers defense will host four new full time starters in Brandon Mebane, Dwight Lowery, Denzel Perryman, and 3rd overall pick Joey Bosa. Mebane and Lowery came over thru free agency from the Seahawks and Colts respectively. Perryman was not a full time starter in 2015 but became a starter taking over for the slumping Butler. Bosa was the 3rd overall pick in the...
Via cover32
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hog likes 1st look at San Diego

A couple of months after training in the San Diego area in his preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine, Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry was back in southern California last weekend after being the No. 35 pick of the NFL Draft on Friday night by the San Diego Chargers.
Via WholeHogSports
21 hours ago

Chargers LB Junior Seau and CTE

It seems like just yesterday Junior Seau was playing linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. Seau whom played for the Bolts from 1990 to 2002 was a staple in Southern California and in the Chargers organization. Today is the anniversary of his death. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft 2016: Five teams that killed it NFL Draft 2016: Recapping all seven rounds NFL Draft 2016: Grading each first...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Releasing P Mike Scifres

Chargers GM Tom Telesco said Saturday that he called veteran P Mike Scifres to inform him that he’s being released after they used a sixth-round pick on a punter, per Michael Gehlken. “He’s a true pro,” said Chargers head coach Mike McCoy.“When people ask what it means to be a Charger, I’ll point to Mike Scifres. Thank you Mike. We’re going to miss you.”...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Joey Bosa Announce The Chargers’ Pick Of Ohio State Teammate Joshua Perry

The San Diego Chargers need defensive help, and filled two holes with Ohio State Buckeyes Joey Bosa and Joshua Perry. Bosa was taken third overall by the team on Thursday. This afternoon, he got to announce his new team’s selection of his college teammate on NFL Network. Joey Bosa announces the Chargers are taking fellow Buckeye Joshua Perry — Ryan...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers find Antonio Gates’ successor Hunter Henry at No. 35 overall

After adding to the defensive side of the ball with former Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa in the first round, the San Diego Chargers upgraded their offense by selecting former Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry with the 35th overall selection in the NFL draft. Henry, a three-year starter at Arkansas, finished his collegiate career with the second-most receiving yards (1,661) in...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers ready for 'fun' final day of NFL draft with 5 picks

SAN DIEGO (AP) General manager Tom Telesco claims the San Diego Chargers don't rank their needs during the draft, which means they'll probably be going in every direction imaginable during the final four rounds. The Chargers will have five picks Saturday, which Telesco calls ''the fun day.'' ''It goes fast. Picks come off quickly. This is where you make your money,'' Telesco...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Bosa proud to see son Joey go to Chargers in 1st round

SAN DIEGO (AP) Nearly three decades after he was a first-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins, John Bosa sat with his wife, Cheryl, in the third row of the Chargers' team meeting room and listened as their son, Joey, was introduced as San Diego's first-round pick in the NFL draft. The Bosas were pretty much running on adrenaline, having been in Chicago for the first round Thursday...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers take Arkansas tight end Henry in 2nd round

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have taken Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry in the second round of the NFL draft. Henry caught 116 passes for 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns in 38 career games. He was a consensus first team All-American and John Mackey Award winner as the nation's top tight end after setting career-highs with 51 receptions and 739 yards, with three touchdowns...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers ‘locked in’ on prospect at No. 3?

The NFL Draft is tomorrow and according to what San Diego Chargers GM Tom Telesco told ESPN’s Britt McHenry, the team has been “locked in” on one specific prospect regarding the No. 3 pick. #Chargers GM Tom Telesco told me "all along" is strong but true they've been locked into 1 player for a while for 3rd overall pick #NFLDraft — Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 27,...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers eyeing quarterback of the future on Day 3

San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers, 34, has developed into the face of the franchise since being traded to the Bolts as a rookie in 2004, but even super heroes have to eventually hang up their capes. Though Rivers has yet to consider retirement, a time will come when he too hangs up his cleats, and with that moment looming, San Diego is already looking into a replacement...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers 3 round mock draft

The long wait for the 2016 draft is over, and I have compiled all the research I need to make my most up to date mock draft prior to this weeks draft. I previously posted a seven round mock draft which will look similar to this one, but I cut it down to the first three rounds 3rd Overall: Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, Florida State I still have the Chargers taking Ramsey at third overall....
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell implies new San Diego stadium would get Super Bowl

There appears to be growing momentum to build a new stadium in San Diego to keep the Chargers there beyond the 2016 season, and Roger Goodell has added fuel to that fire. The NFL commissioner was in San Diego on Saturday at the invitation of Chargers chairman Dean Spanos to speak to a rally of 4,000 fans who were attempting to gather signatures backing the effort to build a new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

"Chargers belong in San Diego" chides NFL commish Roger Goodell

After a long push to get the team out of San Diego, and really anywhere in the Los Angeles area, the Chargers are now making an effort to keep the team in San Diego. Roger Goodell thinks this is a good move for the Chargers. “I said it. I mean it. The Chargers belong in San Diego,” Goodell said via Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The team had a pep rally for...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers could ‘likely’ trade out of the third pick

With the first-two picks of the 2016 NFL draft having already been swapped out, the San Diego Chargers selection at No. 3 overall becomes that much more important. Could San Diego look to acquire more assets by trading down from that third spot in lieu of adding an elite-level talent? Reporting from the Chargers’ headquarters in San Diego, NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan suggested...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon admits he was 'terrible' as a rookie

When the Chargers drafted Melvin Gordon at No. 15 overall in last year's NFL Draft they hoped they were getting a key cog to play alongside Philip Rivers for years to come, and with good reason. Gordon was a human highlight reel in college, rushing for over 2,500 yards in his junior year in college, finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting to Marcus Mariota.  But while Gordon...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon says he had ‘terrible’ rookie season

San Diego Chargers fans had high hopes for Melvin Gordon after the former Wisconsin star was drafted with the 15th overall pick last year, but the results were not great. Gordon did not play a major role in San Diego’s offense, rushing for just 641 yards on 184 carries. And he knows it was a disappointment. “It was terrible,” Gordon said, via the Chargers’ official website...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers getting aggressive to get stadium initiative on ballot

The Chargers might not be rushing off to Los Angeles just yet, but they are not exactly thrilled to stay in San Diego either. Chargers ownership is locked in a battle with the city of San Diego to secure public funds for a new stadium, a battle the city of San Diego is not ready to concede. Despite the public’s apparent unwillingness to help the Chargers pay for a new stadium...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Philip Rivers Gave A Passionate Speech To NC State’s Players

Before Philip Rivers was a star NFL quarterback, he tore it up for the NC State Wolfpack, throwing for over 13,000 yards and 95 touchdowns. This past weekend, he was on-campus at his alma mater to help the program’s current squad prepare for the 2016 season. Rivers, in the video below, gives a passionate speech to the team, telling the players to do everything in their life ...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack expects to play safety if Chargers draft him

NFL draft prospect Myles Jack is listed as an outside linebacker, but he says if the Chargers take him with the third overall pick, he anticipates a move to safety. The UCLA linebacker told The San Diego Union-Tribune that if he has a bolt on his helmet in 2016, it likely would be with the intention of replacing Eric Weddle. Jack made 15 tackles for loss and broke up 18 passes...
Via The Sports Daily
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Gates signs two-year deal to finish career with Chargers

Originally an unsigned free agent back in 2003, tight end Antonio Gates has evolved into the San Diego Chargers’ all-time leading receiver. Gates will now have a couple of more years to add to the 10,644 yards he has already recorded. He and the Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season. Antonio Gates Returns!We've agreed...
Via Sportsnaut
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers will listen to offers for No. 3 overall pick

The San Diego Chargers are willing to listen to any trade proposals that they receive for the third overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to a report. Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday that the Chargers are very much open to the possibility of trading the number three pick if the offer is right, according to a source. Gehlken noted that this is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers announce preference for downtown San Diego stadium

In a last-ditch effort to get a stadium in San Diego, the Chargers have started pursuing their options downtown, according to a statement released by the team today. They will pursue this through a citizens' initiative, with the hopes of possibly putting this to voters in November. In the statement, the team said: “The multi-use facility, when combined with Petco Park, the existing...
Via The Comeback
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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