Found August 02, 2012 on Football Nation:
After years of witnessing the San Diego Chargers dominate the AFC West, the tables have turned or we can say the rest of their division foes have caught up and even surpassed the Chargers. Whatever the case may be, if the 2011 season for the Chargers, plagued with injuries and turnovers was difficult. And the 2012 season may be even more difficult for them with key departures from their team and key additions to the other AFC West opponents. Speaking of departures, during the offseason, we witnessed the loss of the most beloved Charger of them all, Junior Seau. We also saw leading receiver Vincent Jackson bolt from San Diego to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and key contributor, running back Mike Tolbert, as well. The one departure that may hurt them the most is now retired offensive guard Kris Deilman who retired after suffering a grand mal seizure from a concussion suffered against the New York Jets. On offense, Philip Rivers is trying to turn the corner on an average season whe...

Robert Meachem Dealing With Knee Injury

According to San Diego Union-Tribune writer Michael Gehlken, Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem left Wednesday's practice with a knee injury.Fantasy Spin:Though not expected to be serious, any time away from learning a new offense will hurt his productivity. Meachem joins Malcom Floyd, Vincent Brown and aging, but still elite tight end Antonio Gates. Unless we hear that the...

Quarterback Kevin O'Connell Agrees to One Year Contract with Chargers; Returns to Hometown

Former New York Jet and New England Patriot Quarterback Kevin O'Connell agrees to a one year contract with the Chargers, Monday July 30th.  O'Connell is a San Diego native, spending his college years at San Diego State University. Growing up, O'Connell spent his years watching the Chargers.  O'Connell is excited about the opportunity to return to Southern...

Chargers find motivation in being out of spotlight

The San Diego Chargers aren't media darlings anymore, and Antonio Gates says that may be a good thing. ''It's definitely humbling,'' said the eight-time Pro Bowl tight end. ''Because we haven't gotten that exposure, it's humbling to our team.'' For the first time in years, the Chargers (No. 16 in the AP Pro32) aren't the pundits...

Chargers running back has minor injuries in crash

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered minor injuries in a car crash and is listed as ''day to day.'' The California Highway Patrol says Mathews lost control of his BMW while entering the Interstate 8 freeway Monday and hit another car. A CHP officer says Mathews might have been driving too fast, but no drugs or alcohol was involved in the crash....

Ryan Mathews “day to day” following car accident

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is listed as day to day after being banged up in a minor car accident on Monday. Mathews sat out Tuesdays practice as a result of the crash, but he suffered no serious injuries. Mathews said he banged up his elbow and was a little bit sore when asked by reporters on Tuesday. “I felt like I played about four games (Monday) when I woke up this...

Chargers RB Mathews returns to practice

Running back Ryan Mathews looked strong to coach Norv Turner in Wednesday night's practice, just two days after avoiding serious injury in a car accident. "He looked fast to me," Turner said. "He looked real fast. He's a really explosive player. Just missing a couple days and then coming back out here, you just feel his presence." Mathews suffered...

Ryan Mathews Car Crash: Chargers RB Has Minor Injuries

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was lucky to escape with only minor injuries after he lost control of his car on Monday. Mathews is said to have been entering the freeway on Highway 8 in San Diego when he hit another car. Both drivers involved in the accident were not badly hurt and were able to walk away under their own power. This is yet another accident for an NFL...

Brian Scott U.S. Cellular 250 Race Preview

With 19 of 33 races completed, Brian Scott is currently ninth in the Nationwide Series Championship point standings. At this point in the season, Scott has two top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes. Scott earned his 2012 season-best result of third at Dover International Speedway on June 2. This weekend, Scott and the No. 11 Dollar General team head to Iowa Speedway for the...

Chargers fantasy, camp analysis

Each year, I make several long treks along our nation's highways to take in the glorious sounds of crashing helmets, popping pads and air horns. Yes, I said air horns. It's a Pavlovian experience. You might not understand. There is a magic in the air that surrounds training camps. You're not watching NFL players under bright lights or on the grand stage in a stylized...

Chargers' Mathews hurt in car crash

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered minor injuries in a car crash and is listed as ''day to day.''

Training Camp Report: 8/3

Training camp continued at Chargers Park Friday afternoon and's Anthony Gentile was there scouting the work. What new offensive formation had the crowd buzzing? Which defensive back created a splash? How is Mike Scifres' arm? Read on for the answers and a practice recap.

Training Camp Report: 8/2

Training camp returned to Chargers Park on Thursday afternoon and's Anthony Gentile was on-hand to see the team in action. How did Ryan Mathews look after his car accident? Which tight end caught everything thrown his way? Who provided the highlights? Read on for those answers and a practice rundown.

Training Camp Report: 8/1

The Chargers held practice under the lights at Qualcomm Stadium on Wednesday night and's Anthony Gentile was there to break down the action. Which receiver moved the chains in the two-minute drill? Which linebacker stood out? These answers and more inside.
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