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CHARGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

San Diego Chargers Te Antonio Gates Doesn't Want to Play So Much Net Season

Antonio Gates is a great player. He will go down as one of the best tight ends in the game and will be inducted in to the Hall of Fame more than likely as soon as he is eligible--but he needs to retire. Yes, he is still productive after 12 seasons and had a great year last year. Yes, he is still capable of producing at a high level and with Phillip Rivers throwing him the ball he...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates planning to lighten workload in 2015

Veteran San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates played in 787 snaps in 2014, something the soon-to-be 36-year-old would rather not repeat next season. "With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season," he said. "I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on how much volume they have me doing. I'd like to come...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego Chargers move to Los Angeles “quietly marches on”

The San Diego Chargers have been making a ton of headlines this offseason. While most recently have revolved around a potential Philip Rivers to the Titans trade, that whole Los Angeles thing looms as well. This was an interesting, yet depressing update. Progress on NFL in Los Angeles quietly marches on. Representatives of Chargers, Raiders and Carson met with NFL representatives...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers willing to trade Rivers to Titans for No. 2 pick

Marcus Mariota ending up in a Chargers uniform and Philip Rivers being traded to the Titans seems like a realistic possibility the more we’re hearing about things. Earlier this week, UT San Diego’s Kevin Acee argued that the Chargers should trade Rivers, who is under contract with them for one more season. He said Rivers...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Antonio Gates Plans to Play Less in 2015

San Diego Chargers nine-time Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates plans to slow down his pace in 2015. Gates, who is entering into his 13th year with the Chargers, is coming off of a 12-touchdown season where he played a larger role than expected due to injuries to teammates. In an interview with Emily Kaplan of MMQB.com, Gates shared his plan to play less: With injuries and whatnot...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers reportedly does not want to play in LA

Philip Rivers has been the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers for over a decade, but that run with the team may be coming to an end. UT San Diego’s Kevin Acee wrote a column Tuesday arguing that the Chargers should trade Rivers now in order to get a return for him. The QB, who...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five best trade fits for Philip Rivers

Franchise quarterbacks (or, in the case of Jay Cutler, perceived franchise quarterbacks) becoming available on the open market is extraordinarily rare. Over the past 15 years, it has happened only five times, all under extenuating circumstances: Drew Bledsoe in 2002. The Patriots only saw fit to trade him because they had some guy named Brady. Daunte Culpepper in 2006. Culpepper...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Announce 2015 Preseason Schedule

Football is almost here! (Well, not really).We're four months away, but the 2015 preseason schedule has been released. The San Diego Chargers will face the Dallas Cowboys (home), Arizona Cardinals (away), Seattle Seahawks (home) and San Francisco 49ers (away) for the second straight year.It will be nationally televised when the Chargers host the Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Chargers' Starting Lineup Prior to the Draft

With free agency behind us, the only thing left is the 2015 NFL Draft. The San Diego Chargers still have a few needs to take care of, but let’s see who the starters would be as of now.QuarterbackStarter: Phillip RiversRivers is now 33 years old, and his window to win a championship is closing. Even with all the trade rumors involving Rivers, he will be the Chargers’ quarterback...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Takeo Spikes Still Working On Getting a Bigger Neck

At one point in his career, former NFL linebacker and two-time Pro Bowler Takeo Spikes was able to bench 490 pounds. He had a 21-inch neck, arguably still the most
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The NFL Backs San Diego’s “Mission Valley Stadium” Project

An 2003 rendering shows the streetscape around a new Chargers stadium that was proposed for the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley. Offices, shops, a hotel and park space were masterplanned but the concept has since given way to a site in downtown San Diego. (Mandatory Credit: M.W. Steele Group) Yesterday the NFL has confirmed the financial backing of the San Diego Chargers...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Pick Up Fifth-Year Option on LB Melvin Ingram

The San Diego Chargers have made a step in keeping their top outside linebacker by exercising the 2016 fifth-year option on Melvin Ingram. ESPN's Field Yates first reported the news.The Chargers had until May 3 to make a decision. According to Yates, the current estimate for Ingram's option is $7.751 million. Ingram was the 18th overall pick in the 2012 draft. Even at 25 years old...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The San Diego Chargers are up this blustery...
Via DraftSeason
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the San Diego Chargers select RB Todd Gurley?

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers narrowly missed making the NFL playoffs last season, and one of their biggest holes was at the running back position. Philip Rivers put together an impressive season, but he wasn’t able to power the offense by himself and needs a legitimate ground game in order to take the next step with the Chargers’ offense. Free agency...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan: LB Donald Butler looks to bounce back in 2015

San Diego Chargers linebacker Donald Butler was projected to be three-down player in 2014, but as the seaosn went on, he was relegated to just their base defense. But new linebackers coach Mike Nolan has hope that Butler will be ready to focus more on improving his game next season. "What I see is a guy who wants to get his game back in order," Nolan said, per UT San Deigo...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers and His Mullet are Playing Softball Again

Last season some fans taking in a local softball game thought some of the players on the other team looked familiar. In time they figured out that the opposition had a number of San Diego Chargers football players on it (some trying to go incognito; some not so much). Among the group was Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers rocking a sweet mullet and some old fashioned coaches shorts...
Via FatManWriting
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney suing Bank of America over alleged fraud scheme

Back in 2013, Dwight Freeney signed a two-year contract with the Chargers worth $8.75 million, before possible incentive bonuses. On Tuesday, Freeney’s attorney revealed the seven-time Pro Bowl player is suing Bank of America for more than twice that amount. The lawsuit alleges Freeney lost more than $20 million as a result of a fraud...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers vs. City of San Diego: A New Stadium?

As the 2015 NFL season approaches, it means the renewal of the 14-year struggle between the San Diego Chargers and the City of San Diego for a new stadium solution. After so long of this nonsense, I can honestly say it’s getting old. In February of this year, the heat was cranked up when the team announced they’d... The post Chargers vs. City of San Diego: A New Stadium? appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Quiet Offseason Leaves Fans Waiting For Draft and Schedule Release

The San Diego Chargers finished the 2014 campaign with a record of 9-7 and in third place in the AFC West. This comes as an extreme disappointment considering their 5-1 start. As always, the Chargers ranked towards the top in overall passing offense, ranking 10th in passing yards per game. However, their run defense was filled with holes as they ranked 26th in rushing defense. Also...
Via Justice is Coming
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft needs for the San Diego Chargers

D.J. Fluker The San Diego Chargers entered free agency with massive holes at offensive line, wide receiver and the defensive line. The signings of guard Orlando Franklin and WR/KR Jacoby Jones, along with re-signing OT King Dunlap and cornerback Brandon Flowers, have solidified some of the biggest weak spots the Bolts had as they continue preparing for the NFL Draft. The Dunlap...
Via isportsweb.com
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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