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The San Diego Chargers claimed wide receiver and kick returner Michael Spurlock off waivers from Jacksonville on Wednesday and waived running back Curtis Brinkley.
Spurlock originally signed with the Chargers in April and played in the first four games before being released Oct. 3. Spurlock later signed with Jacksonville, where he remained until being waived Tuesday.
Brinkley played in seven games this season with one start at running back. He rushed 29 times for 60 yards, caught nine passes for 63 yards and returned four kickoffs for 86 yards.
The Chargers (4-7) host the Cincinnati Bengals (6-5) on Sunday.
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The San Diego Chargers placed strong safety Atari Bigby on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday because of a groin injury and signed linebacker Bront Bird.
Bigby, who started all 11 games, was hurt in the first half Sunday in a 16-13 overtime loss to Baltimore.
Bird played in nine games with the Chargers in 2011 after making the squad as an undrafted rookie from Texas Tech. He...
Veteran safety Atari Bigby was placed on season-ending injured reserve, the San Diego Chargers announced Tuesday. The seventh-year player, who injured a groin muscle in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, was second on the team with 68 tackles. To take his roster spot, the Chargers re-signed linebacker Bront Bird, who was with the Chargers last season. The undrafted free...
San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler is doubtful for Sunday's game against Cincinnati . He's dealing with a groin injry.Fantasy Spin:Butler and the Chargers defense took a beating in the Ravens' game with as many as seven players leaving the game for treatment before the final whistle in overtime. The Bengals, the Chargers' next opponent, should be given...
The San Diego Chargers say their game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals will be blacked out in Southern California because nearly 11,000 general admission tickets remained unsold at Thursday's deadline.
It will be the second straight blackout and third this season for the Chargers (4-7) who are nearing elimination from playoff contention for the third straight season.
Last week: 17 (-1)
Net points per drive: -0.03 (16th)
DVOA: -10.9% (24th)
Weighted DVOA: -9.7% (24th)
Tier 5: Teams many predicted to make the playoffs at the beginning of the season, but that are long shots now
C Nick Hardwick: Did not allow a pressure on 45 pass block snaps, run blocked for 23 yards on 6 attempts
CB Antoine Cason: Allowed 2 catches for 15 yards...
The San Diego Chargers' home game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals will be blacked out in Southern California, the NFL announced Thursday. About 11,000 tickets remained unsold 72 hours prior to the 1:25 p.m. PT kickoff. Even under the NFL's new blackout rules -- which allow a home team to lift the local blackout if 85 percent of the stadium's capacity is sold...
Cincinnati Bengals (6-5) at San Diego Chargers (4-7)
Last week, I took the Chargers for a big play for several reasons. Philip Rivers was 31-19 ATS in week 11 or later. In the last 3 years, as mediocre as they’ve been, they were still 10-5 ATS in week 11 or later, including a cover the week before in Denver. As underdogs, as they were last week, Rivers was 12-4 ATS in week 11 or...