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Heading into this season, many pundits had pegged San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews as a first-round draft choice. As a disclaimer, I’ve already been burned with Mathews in the past, so I have a bitter taste in my mouth over that selection. I was however, ready to give him the benefit of the doubt and give him some serious consideration this season. That was before he broke his clavicle last week. Early reports suggested that the Chargers only expected Mathews out up to 4 weeks, then the estimate became 6 weeks and now there is even more concerning news. Dr. Neil Ghodadra suggested that Mathews will be out eight weeks, perhaps longer. Let it be known that Dr. Ghodadra has not examined Mathews personally, but he was the team doctor for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls and is very familiar with sports injuries.Eight weeks puts his return into the month of October. Ghodadra suggests that if Mathews returns too early, he will have an elevated risk of re-injuring his clavicle. Ma...

Running back injuries shake up fantasy drafts

Ryan Mathews aims to look tough in this Twitter photo as he flexes his bicep and flashes his arm tattoo, but he got injured again in the first preseason game for the San Diego Chargers, shaking things up in the top 5 in many drafts. Fantasy guru Evan Silva addresses this in one of his ongoing drafts where Mathews was the overall #2 pick before news broke of his injury. Now you grab...

Ryan Mathews says he’ll be ready for week one

AP Photo According to, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews told XTRA Sports 1560 that he has “no doubt” that he’ll be ready for their season opener against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. Earlier today we mentioned that there’s some belief that Mathews won’t be back until October, because of how long it takes for a clavicle to...

Ryan Mathews Will Miss Some Games?

According to, Dr. Neil Ghodadra said Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is likely out until October with a broken clavicle.Fantasy Spin:Mathews said he'll be ready for Week 1 after breaking his collarbone on his first carry of the preseason, but Ghodadra, who is a former team doctor for the Chicago White Sox and Bulls, said the bone takes six weeks to heal and that studies...

NFL Win Total Over/Unders: San Diego Chargers

Every season RDM obsesses on the NFL team win total over/unders. It’s one of the more fun bets in all of sports. A single well-placed bet turns an otherwise random team into a must see weekly event. Today we look at the 2012 San Diego Chargers. The number: 9 Last year, the Chargers defense regressed quite a bit. The defense ended up ranked 22nd in points allowed. It seems like...

Chargers' Brown suspended 4 games

San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Garrett Brown has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games of the 2012 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, the NFL announced Thursday. Brown is eligible to return to the Chargers' active roster on October 1, following the September 30 game against the Kansas City Chiefs....

San Diego Chargers Potential Breakout Player of 2012: Cam Thomas

The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the San Diego Chargers, that player is defensive tackle...

Dolphins Sign Linebacker Linam

The Dolphins added a linebacker to their current roster making it 90 players trying out for 53 spots.  Josh Linam last played at University of Central Florida and stands 6'3" 237lbs.  The spot was open after the recent release of Chad Johnson on Sunday.  The Dolphins presumably will use Linam on Special Teams or as a linebacker this weekend to see what he has.His career...

Ryan Matthews declares himself probable

Players make bold statements about their availability all the time, but if you spent a first round pick on Ryan Matthews, you’re looking for any positive news to come out of the Chargers camp. The Chargers explosive runner failed to graduate from Fresno State with a doctorate, but did declare that there was “no doubt” that he would play against the Raiders in the finale of...

Garrett Brown suspended for four games by NFL

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