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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Times believes that the 2013 season could be a make it or break it campaign for Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
“No one will say it, but I think that 2013 is the final audition of Philip Rivers,” Acee said on NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft.”
Acee also mentioned that the Chargers unwillingness to restructure Rivers’ contract is a sign that they’re unwilling to commit to him in the long-run.
Rivers, 31, has a $17.1 million cap figure for the 2013 season, while the Chargers currently have close to $5.9 million in total cap space, according to numbers provided by the NFLPA. Rivers is still under contract for another three years after signing a seven-year, $98.25 million deal back in 2009.
Rivers, who will be entering his tenth season with San Diego, has never fully delivered and taken the Bolts to the promise land. Since taking over for Drew Brees at the start of the 2006 season, Rivers has lead the Chargers to four consecutive AFC West championship
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Quarterbacks. They get far too much positive attention when their teams win and far too much negative attention when their teams lose. That's why Joe Flacco is now a legend with the biggest contract in NFL history while Tony Romo and Philip Rivers toil to gain the favor of local fans despite the fact their individual accomplishments tower over anything Flacco's done. ...
No one has moved faster up the draft board than DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah from BYU.
As the San Diego Chargers search to improve their pass rush, Ansah could be a solid addition and complement Melvin Ingram.
Ezekiel Ansah had no idea his path would lead to the NFL. A native of Ghana, he attended BYU as a member of the track team and wanted a chance at the NBA.
The San Diego Chargers continue to be active, but low key in free agency. As reported by Adam Scheter, the Chargers have signed wide receivers Deon Butler and Dan DePalma as well as cornerback Cornelius Brown.
Chargers have agreed to terms with wide receivers Deon Butler and Dan DePalma and cornerback Cornelius Brown.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2013
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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune mentions that the Chargers would like to extend the contract DE Corey Liuget “sooner than later.”
San Diego still has two years to decide what they’re going to do regarding Liuget, but addressing the contracts of young cornerstone players early on tends to payoff in the long-run, assuming of course that their asking price is reasonable...
The Los Angeles Chargers were one of the eight original AFL teams. After moving to San Diego in 1961, the AFL and NFL merged prior to the 1970 season. During their existence, the Chargers have made seven playoff appearances including three AFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl (XXIX).The team has several members who have been inducted into the NFL Professional Hall of Fame: WR...