CHARGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chargers RB Branden Oliver likely out for season

The San Diego Chargers took a hard hit to their running back corps on Sunday. You know the sickening feeling when something is wrong but you try to pretend it didn’t happen? That’s what I felt when I saw Branden Oliver smash his fist on the field after going down late in the second quarter–and the […] Chargers RB Branden Oliver likely out for season - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat...
Via Bolt Beat
31 minutes ago

Chargers RB Branden Oliver injures Achilles vs. Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The San Diego Chargers fear they have lost running back and kick returner Branden Oliver for the season after he injured his right Achilles tendon in the exhibition game against Minnesota on Sunday. Oliver was injured on a running play late in the second quarter and needed to be carted off of the field. The Chargers say they will make a final determination on...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chargers-Vikings Final Score: San Diego Chargers lose to Minnesota Vikings 23-10

The only thing that really mattered in this game was a likely season-ending injury to Branden Oliver. The Vikings get the ball first as the Chargers won the coin toss and deferred. The Vikings started off fast with a first down pass to Stefon Diggs who was “covered” by linebackers and 45-yard run by Jerick McKinnon right up the middle completely untouched through the line. A...
Via Bolts From The Blue
3 hours ago

Video: Chargers RB Branden Oliver suffers gruesome injury

The San Diego Chargers took a hit at running back on Sunday afternoon when running back Branden Oliver suffered a gruesome injury in the team’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Oliver was carted from the field late in the first half. After Oliver left the game, the Chargers announced he had suffered an Achilles injury and would not return. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Branden Oliver leaves San Diego Minnesota game with an apparent Achilles Injury

Update -  2-24 CST - Initial reports is that it's a torn achillies tendon. Late in the second quarter of Sunday afternoon's NFL preseason game between the San Diego Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings, running back Branden Oliver went down with an apparent Achilles injury. Oliver was an undrafted free agent player picked up by San diego as a camp body. Oliver impressed in...
Via Bull Run
4 hours ago

Former LSU OT Joe Barksdale injured in NFL preseason game

Former LSU OT Joe Barksdale, now a member of the San Diego Chargers, took the field in Minnesota on Sunday afternoon for a preseason game against the Vikings. However, in the first half, Barksdale had to leave the game with an apparent ankle injury. According to Pro Football Talk, Barksdale suffered the injury when fellow OL Orlando Franklin fell into the back of his legs. Barksdale...
Via Saturday Down South
4 hours ago

Chargers tackle Joe Barksdale suffers an injury

Through most of the first half of the Chargers-Vikings game in Minnesota, no serious injuries occurred. The Chargers currently don’t know whether a serious injury has happened to tackle Joe Barksdale. Barksdale suffered a leg injury when teammate Orlando Franklin fell into Barksdale from behind while pass blocking. He walked off the field, and he…
Via Pro Football Talk
5 hours ago

Antonio Gates, Brandon Mebane among those not expected to play vs. Vikings

The inactive report is making its way out from the team and we’ll update you as they update us. The San Diego Chargers are very slowly giving out the inactives for today's preseason contest against the Minnesota Vikings. Thus far, we have the following: S Jahleel Addae ILB Jatavis Brown G D.J. Fluker TE Antonio Gates WR Javontee Herndon NT Brandon Mebane There should still...
Via Bolts From The Blue
7 hours ago

Memory Lane: San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 3 of the preseason is upon us. After an impressive 19-3 victory against the Arizona Cardinals, the Chargers find themselves staring down the barrel at the Minnesota Vikings, another team that is sure to make the playoffs this year. In the last nine years, San Diego has faced Minnesota in three games that have […] Memory Lane: San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings - Bolt...
Via Bolt Beat
8 hours ago

Chargers wide receivers: Better or worse in 2016?

A position-by-position look at the San Diego Chargers’ roster, and whether the team is better or worse off than they were last season. Our final offensive position group to review is the wide receivers. We previously looked at quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, and offensive linemen. So far, the consensus is that every single one of those position groups projects as better...
Via Bolts From The Blue
23 hours ago

Report: NFL GMs laughing at Chargers for handling of Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers drafted Ohio State’s stud defensive end Joey Bosa No. 3 overall, hoping he could help lead a defense that has largely been nameless since Shawne Merriman left in 2010. But, a rather lengthy and increasingly ugly contract dispute has put a damper on those hopes. As the NFL enters the third of four games across the league, Bosa is still not in uniform for...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL GMs laughing at Chargers for Joey Bosa situation

It’s no secret the San Diego Chargers are looking at the Cleveland Browns in the rear view mirror as the NFL’s most dysfunctional organization. The Joey Bosa situation, which was preceded by All-Pro safety Eric Weddle getting punched in the nuggets by the Chargers, only serves to highlight this truth. Bosa still is no closer to showing up for work with one preseason game to...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Chargers are to Blame for the Joey Bosa Contract Stalemate

The San Diego Chargers selected Joey Bosa with the third overall selection in 2016 NFL Draft. The Chargers and Bosa expected contract talks to be a smooth process and Bosa would get on the field to help turn around the slumping Chargers defense. That has not been the case as Bosa remains the only unsigned pick from the 2016 NFL Draft. Both sides of the negotiations have gone public...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers coach Mike McCoy on Bosa: 'We all want him here'

SAN DIEGO (AP) A day after the Chargers took their contract dispute with rookie defensive end Joey Bosa public, San Diego coach Mike McCoy had nice things to say about the former Ohio State star. ''I think everybody understands the business side to this,'' McCoy said Thursday. ''But we all understand the type of player Joey is. He loves the game, he plays with passion. So I'm sure...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Preseason Takeaways

We’re about two weeks away until the start of the NFL regular season, and with two preseason games already in the books, teams are gradually figuring out what their strengths and weaknesses are. The San Diego Chargers followed up their 27-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 with an impressive 19-3 win against the Arizona Cardinals, and there’s certainly a lot to takeaway...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: San Diego Chargers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the San Diego Chargers. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite solid numbers again from veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, they rank 26th in the NFL in terms of points per game and win just four games, missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. Why...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers pull Joey Bosa contract offer, set to restructure

On Tuesday, the San Diego Chargers gave defensive end and third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft Joey Bosa a new contract they hoped would get the rookie to finally sign and get to work on the field. However, he declined the deal, which offered him more money than any pick of the last two drafts and of any pick in this year’s draft aside from Carson Wentz, the second overall...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers issue damning statement on first round pick Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, is still the only draft pick yet to be signed, and after the Chargers issued a statement today detailing the failing contract negotiations between the two parties. It doesn’t look like he’ll be wearing Charger colors anytime soon. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers escalate the Joey Bosa feud on Twitter, pull contract offer

The contract dispute between Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers doesn't appear to have an amicable end in sight.After it was recently reported that the two sides had resumed talks, the team released a statement on Wednesday detailing its latest offer, while making it clear that it no longer expects Bosa to be able to contribute in all 16 regular season games -- which will be reflected...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team. The Chargers' statement Wednesday said they believe ''Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers go public with Joey Bosa contract stalemate, no deal close

The stalemate between the San Diego Chargers and top pick Joey Bosa has gone very public and has the potential to get very ugly. Bosa turned down the latest offer from the Chargers, with the two sides “nowhere,” according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Chargers proposed to Joey Bosa what they made clear is their best offer, source says. It was declined....
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers release statement on Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers took an especially odd situation and made it a tad more questionable on Wednesday. In response to a report that contract talks are going nowhere between the Chargers and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa, the team released this statement. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x — San Diego Chargers (...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers is strongly in favor of the Chargers’ stadium funding plan

The future of the San Diego Chargers being the San Diego Chargers hangs in the balance as the 2016 NFL season nears. To be exact, the future of the Chargers actually lies in the ballot box of San Diego voters this November. Up for a vote is a four percent increase in the hotel/motel tax, with two-thirds of the voters having to approve the ballot measure for it to pass and become...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers can only blame themselves for Joey Bosa holdout

The NFL’s opening weekend of the 2016 preseason is officially underway and this year’s third overall draft pick is still unsigned as the ongoing saga between Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers has now dragged into mid-August. Both sides refusing to budge over bonus money that the San Diego ownership is required to pay Bosa under the NFL’s rookie salary scale. The issue that...
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bosa feels Chargers have caused ‘irreparable damage’

Joey Bosa has held out longer than any first-round draft pick since the new collective bargaining agreement went into place, and it appears there is no end in sight in his standoff with the San Diego Chargers. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, negotiations between Bosa and the Chargers have “turned ugly” and the two sides have not spoken in weeks. “Bosa feels there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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